All posts tagged "brass"

  • Multi Colored Earrings
    What is Patina?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Tip February 27, 2015 What is Patina? After we posted our Liver of Sulfur tutorial on Monday, we had quite a few questions come in from our readers. So, today I thought we’d address...

    • Posted February 27, 2015
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  • Wire Jewelry Resource June 13: Bronze and Brass, 2 Base Metals

    by Rose Marion, We all know that the price of gold is high (higher than platinum for several months!) and silver has been around $30 an ounce ($28.95 this week). So many of us turned to...

    • Posted June 13, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Working with Copper Tarnish

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I use a lot of copper wire and like the look of high shine on some of my hammered heavy-gauge pieces. I use steel wool and it almost glows. However, the...

    • Posted August 23, 2011
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  • How to Clean Copper and Brass Jewelry Wire

    By Mary W. Bailey In these economic times, we as artists and jewelers are faced with the shock of the price increases in precious metals. Silver and gold prices have skyrocketed and we are finding ourselves faced...

    • Posted August 7, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 12: Resources for Preventing Tarnish on Copper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for July 12, 2011 Question: Hi! I have recently begun making jewelry after years in between a high school course and have a love for metal work. Although copper is my favorite...

    • Posted July 11, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 30: Prevent and Remove Verdigris

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 30, 2011 Question: I have a question about verdigris. How can you clean old pieces of jewelry (copper, brass, sterling) that have this powdery blue/green substance on it? Why does...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Removing Condensation Marks from Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have some copper wire and brass wire that I think has become tarnished. It looks like dark spots along the length of the wire. Can this be removed? I’ve tried...

    • Posted May 1, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 8: Different Metals, Different Results

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 8, 2010 Question: I have been using square copper and brass wires to try out a design before using the good stuff. It may be my imagination, but even though...

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip March 30: Best Practice Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 30, 2010 Question: New to wire wrapping, I hesitate to use sterling silver wire to practice.  What is the best wire to use to practice with? Answer: Some folks like to...

    • Posted March 30, 2010
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