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Using Liver of Sulfur
by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com
Wire Jewelry Tip for August 26th, 2016
Using Liver of Sulfur
by Kate Richbourg
Today we are featuring a quick video by Kate on how to use Liver of Sulfur. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a wonderful “tool” that you should be on on everyone’s workbench…
What is Liver of Sulfur?
Liver of sulphur/sulfur is a chemical made of potassium sulfides that is used to oxidize (darken or antique) metals such as silver. It is available in powder, chunk or gel forms. Most jewelry makers use it to add definition to a piece of jewelry, as this chemical can produce different colors on silver like black and steel blue, and on copper a purplish-black color can be obtained. Other colors such as brown, purple, blue and green can be obtained by experienced users. Liver of sulphur can be a dangerous chemical to work with. Be sure to wear eye and hand protection, work near running water and in an area with excellent ventilation.
Using Liver of Sulfur:
Liver of Sulfur is a unique, fun way to finish your metal or metal clay pieces. There are several differt types of Live of Sulphur products so you can choose the best one for your purposes. Using one of these will antique and age your jewelry immediately giving it an aged feel that people will love. Scroll on down and choose the best one for you.
Formulated for extended shelf life, versatility and convenience, this gel makes it easy to use and less mess with better results. May be used in concentrate or diluted in warm water for desired effect. 2 oz. squeeze bottle. Non-hazardous.
Liver of sulfur is traditionally one of the best oxidizers for silver and other metals. It produces a durable black finish. Simply dissolve in hot water. 4 oz jar comes in lump form.
Formulated for extended shelf life, versatility and convenience. The gel makes it easy to use and less mess with better results. May be used in concentrate or diluted in warm water for desired effect. 4 oz. wide-mouth jar. Non-hazardous
Additional reading on Liver of Sulfur:
Albina Manning shows us how to use Liver of Sulfur: CLICK HERE
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