Daily Wire Tip Sept. 15: Testing Czech Beads

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
September 15, 2011

Question:

Can I oxidize a sterling silver necklace that has Swarovski® crystals and colored Czech glass? I think the crystals can go into the liver of sulfur, but I’m not sure about orange-colored Czech glass. Thank you.

-Angela in Keller, Texas

Answer:

Really Angela, because different companies in different countries use such a wide variety of processes for coloring their beads, including special inner and outer coatings, I would experiment first.

Try making a simple looped component with the beads in question and dip it in the liver of sulfur. Log your results and then process your finished designs if you like the results.

Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

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5 Comments

  1. avatar

    Margaret

    September 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I am a big fan of boiled eggs for oxidizing…they don’t seem to hurt anything.

  2. avatar

    Jocunddus

    September 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Angela, Please let us know your results. There are many who are interested.

    ::points to self::

  3. avatar

    Barbara Wolf

    September 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Why don’t you oxidize your silver first and then make your Creation after. That way your not hurting any thing.

  4. avatar

    Tammy

    September 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I also use hard boiled eggs for oxidizing too.

  5. avatar

    Trish Sayers

    September 12, 2016 at 9:24 am

    OMG! I love this idea! Please let us know your method!

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