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« on: July 11, 2004 04:04:53 PM »

Does anyone know how to prevent the nasty green "tatoo" that often comes along with wearing copper jewelry? I want to do something as long lasting & professional as possible (ie no clear nail polish).


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2004 05:30:52 PM »

Some peoples' (not all, I have no problems wearing copper) body chemistry simply reacts with copper no matter what, and the only way to prevent it is to put something else between their body and the copper.  Clear nail polish is actually a pretty good preventative measure.  A lot of the people I know with actual metal allergies use it on their jewelry, rivets in jeans, etc., to stop reactions.  However, depending on what you're doing, there may be other options.  If you're using sheet, with a flat surface, you might consider sandwiching it with something else on the bottom somehow.  If you're bending wire, you might consider dipping in resin.  Of course, you couldn't dip an entire finished necklace in resin, because it would freeze.  But you may be able to dip the finished larger links individually, then attach them with small, undipped jump rings that won't be in continuous contact with the skin.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2004 05:20:08 PM »

Thank you, resin sounds like an interesting thing to try!

Maybe my body chemistry has changed, but it seems like when I was a kid & wearing cheap copper & tin jewelry, it left green marks everytime, but now if I wear copper it doesn't happen. Of course, I no longer buy my jewelry from the quarter machines at the grocery store, either!

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