Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Patina with Liver of Sulfur

Just got some new chains, but they’re very very shiny, not quite what I wanted. So I had some Liver of Sulfur, and decided to finally use it. Had to clean it up with some ammonia and soap. If you try to put a patina over it without cleaning it, it’ll won’t darken on the parts you touched.

I put a few pieces in, the copper wire I’ve been using and the chain, the chain actually darkened up very nicely, but the wire didn’t. I think the wire had some kinda polish overlay, so the patina didn’t effect it. The cut off edges were darkened, but the body was not. Now just need to do the rest of the chain and wait for the bloody other pieces to arrive.

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