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Daily Wire Tip Sept. 15: Testing Czech Beads
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
September 15, 2011
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
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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