All posts tagged "tarnish"

  • Jewelry Making Resource July 18: Green Verdigris Recipe

    by Rose Marion, 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...

    • Posted July 18, 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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  • 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 June 14: Keeping Argentium’s Silver Sheen

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 14, 2011 Question: Dale, you often speak well of Argentium® silver. I’ve never used it, but my partner who makes beautiful chain bracelets and neck chains made one, and it...

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 2: Patina Silver-Plated Wire?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 2, 2011 Question: Dale, can you antique or patina silver plated wire? Thanks. -Linda in Castle Rock, Colorado Answer: Hi Linda, although an antique patina look can be added to...

    • Posted June 1, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 26: Sterling Silver Alternatives?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 26, 2011 Question: Hello Dale, I love this site and have learned so much from you. I do a lot of wire wrapping and since the precious metals have become...

    • Posted May 25, 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 Dec. 29: Oxidizing Sterling Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 29, 2010 Question: I want to make some sterling silver jewelry and oxidize the silver by using liver of sulfur. Should I oxidize the wire before putting the jewelry together,...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 14: To Tarnish or Not To Tarnish

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 14, 2010 Question: I want to make a silver and copper bracelet. Which works best with copper, Sterling Silver or Anti-Tarnish Silver? -Marilyn in Canyon, Texas Answer: As the designer...

    • Posted November 13, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Commercial Jewelry and Tarnish

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I get so many questions about tarnish. Why doesn’t the jewelry in commercial jewelry stores tarnish (for instance, my wedding ring) if they are made out of the same sterling silver...

    • Posted November 2, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 3: The Sterling Silver Tarnish Culprit

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 3, 2010 Question: In one recent Tip of the Day, you said “without the presence of an alloy such as copper, fine silver will not tarnish.” So it’s the alloy...

    • Posted October 2, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Fight Tarnish with Chalk?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have heard that placing silver jewelry in a plastic bag with a piece of chalk will keep it from tarnishing. Have you had the same experience? -Doris in Fair Lawn,...

    • Posted September 27, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Prevent Tarnish on Copper and Nickel Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: This is not a question just a tip I use, maybe you can try it and share it. For practice recycled copper wire or for nickel silver wire, clean the wire,...

    • Posted September 4, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 18: White Gold in Wire Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 18, 2010 Question: I have never seen any white gold wire used in wire jewelry. Is it the color of true sterling silver, or is it still yellow? Does it work...

    • Posted August 17, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 6: Polishing Cloth Basics

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 6, 2010 Question: What’s the difference between the types of polishing cloths? And what’s the best way to remove any tarnish from Argentium wire? -Kalyna in Colorado Springs, Colorado Answer: Well,...

    • Posted July 5, 2010
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