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Jewelry Making Resource July 18: Green Verdigris Recipe
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
With alternative metals like copper and bronze becoming more and more popular, it’s only natural to notice how much the colors change over time! While some of us try to resist the tarnish with products like Renaissance Wax, ProtectaClear, or simply lots of tarnish cloths, others embrace the colorful effects of time.
Most of us know about Liver of Sulfur, which will give copper and silver a beautiful blackened effect, which you can brush off with steel wool for an antique effect. But there are certainly other ways to get a patina on metal, and in different colors! Here’s a neat video I found which explains how to give copper a green verdigris patina:
Video by Brynmorgen Press
What a neat idea, I’m putting it on my “To-Try” list! How about you: do you use patinas on your jewelry – Liver or Sulfur, or do you know some good “recipes” like this video showed? Let us know in the comments below!