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Happy New Year!
by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com
Wire Jewelry Tip for January 1st, 2016
Happy New Year!
It’s officially a NEW YEAR and I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for your wonderful support this past year because we couldn’t continue to bring you great tips, articles and patterns without it!
To kick start your New Year – I have a quick tip from our friend Judy Larson:
Removing Tarnish From Your Jewelry:
Copper will tarnish (patina). Because of their copper content, Silver, Bronze and Brass will also tarnish.
- To bring your jewelry piece back to the original finish, make a sloppy paste of Barkeepers Friend, a powdered cleanser and polish found in the cleaning supplies section of stores, and water.
- Pat the solution all over your jewelry piece, being careful not to rub it onto the piece or you will scratch the metal and/or the stones.
- Rinse the piece in lukewarm water and dry thoroughly.
- Store your newly cleaned and dry jewelry piece in an anti-tarnish jewelry box or an airtight plastic bag.
- Using an anti tarnish paper strip in the bag can help.
- Save those small moisture absorbing silica packets that come in a variety of items you purchase. They can be used to control the moisture level, which leads to tarnish, of where you store your jewelry. Be careful, though. Some of them can discolor metal if they come in contact with it.