Final Finishing for Copper
by Oksana Truhan
I love to work with copper. It's an absolutely wonderful metal. I especially like its gentle pink color. But copper reacts quickly when exposed to the air. Here's how I treat my finished pieces so they retain the beautiful warmth of original copper.

Instructions
After careful polishing with polish paste or pillows, I use a special Maas metal polish cream.
Oksana Truhan's Final Finishing for Copper - , General Education, Filing, Finishing, Maas polish
Apply a bit of cream on a dry cloth and rub the copper. Wash the jewelry with warm water and soap.
Oksana Truhan's Final Finishing for Copper - , General Education, Filing, Finishing, apply paste
Oksana Truhan's Final Finishing for Copper - , General Education, Filing, Finishing, wash with soap and water
But this is not enough. I put 2 layers of special metal laquer Rustins on the copper. The second layer should be applied 4-8 hours after the first. Now your copper jewelry is securely protected.
Oksana Truhan's Final Finishing for Copper - , General Education, Filing, Finishing, add lacquer
Oksana Truhan's Final Finishing for Copper - , General Education, Filing, Finishing, second coat of lacquer

Materials

12 Gauge Square Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-12SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $4.11
  • Gold Club Price: $3.08
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14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.41
  • Gold Club Price: $1.06
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16 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-16D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.94
  • Gold Club Price: $0.70
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18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.71
  • Gold Club Price: $0.53
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.65
  • Gold Club Price: $0.49
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18 Gauge Square Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.36
  • Gold Club Price: $1.02
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.42
  • Gold Club Price: $0.31
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Tools

Dual Size Round Nose Plier
G2-719
  • G2-719
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Small Sprue Cutter, 6-1/4 Inches, Flush Cut
PLR-488.00
  • PLR-488.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing