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We've built our home 23 years ago and all outdoor lights are brass. Over the years the brass has been exposed to the elements. I am attempting to clean
Hi there. I am wondering if it is okay to polish fine silver filigree in a tumbler? I have used a burnisher but i can't get through all the tight edges
What is the best media for tumbling bronze and brass? I've tried a few things but being new at this seems to be a curse. Thanks Michele Stacy's Answer:
I'm using this product, but I don't know how to dispose of it safely after I've dipped my items. Do I pour it down the drain? The MSDS is pretty confusing!
This great tutorial describes with detail instructions and tons of photos how to fuse and reticulate silver to create two beautiful pairs of earrings.
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Firstly thank you so much for your site. It is like a miracle to a novice jewellery maker like me. I'm getting a bit confused by all the advice around
How can I do this on copper, bronze or other metals best suited for this effect? Stacy's Answer: Hi Gene! Rainbow effects can be painted on with a torch
My gel patina only discolored my brass piece instead of darkening in the crevices. Stacy's Answer: Liver-of-sulfur does not do much of anything to brass,
Where are you located? Stacy's Answer: I'm in the Tampa Bay Area (Pasco county) and teach primarily from the Stirling Studio in downtown Dunedin. Links