Sterling silver tarnishes or oxidizes over time–much to our dismay. But what happens when you actually do it on purpose?? The image shows a piece dipped in a solution of liver of sulphur (not the most appetizing name–and the smell is what you’d expect with sulphur). It turns almost black. Then, I buff the piece with OOOO steel wool to burnish and highlight. You can compare this one with a photo of a similar necklace before it was oxidized on the left. **** For a closer look, click on the images.
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Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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