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How do I remove a coating (or tell if I have one) on my brass necklace? Stacy's Answer: Hi Sandy! Brass items with a protective coating do not tarnish.
I have a beautiful Koi bangle. The bracelet has a silver appearance but is actually cast from 60/40 copper/zinc alloy. It has turned from silver to yellow.
Good Morning ! I love your hoop earring tutorial and your entire site. I make these earrings often. When I make them out of 18 gauge wire and add beads,
I have never used liver of sulfur before but I understand that it stinks like (duh, sulfur) similar to stink bombs from grade school. I am wondering if
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Will my finger turn black from the liver of sulfur Patina on a coin ring? If so how can I stop this an still keep the patina? Thanks! John Stacy's Answer:
Hi, I see that you recommended putting 1lb of shot in the tumbler. I just got a dual tumbler and ordered 1lb of shot, so I was wondering if I could split
What do you use to remove some of the patina after darkening. I have found a lot about adding patina but very little about what to do after the patina
Thank you for your article. I recently made a copper pendant with silver balls. I want the copper to be black ( really black) and the silver balls silver.
I made a pendant of copper with silver balls. I'd like the copper to remain black. In the LOS it turned black really quickly. I let it sit for a while