Doris Price (My Priceless Creations) is a reader of this blog who sent me this tip about Judy Thompson's ammonia salt patina technique (Update : no longer available).
I can see why she liked it so much. The bluish patina is drop dead gorgeous. The technique is easy and only requires simple ingredients. It will work on copper and any copper based metals such as sterling silver (which is 7.5% copper), brass, bronze.
Judy covers many tips but I particularly liked the one on how to set up a home made "fuming tent" otherwise known as a plastic container. Ammonia stinks so good ventilation is still a must - I personally would do this outdoors.
Before You Go:
- 8 Ways to Patinate Jewelry
- Tips on How to Use Boiled Eggs for Metal Oxidation
- How to Clean Green Gunk Off Jewelry with Common Kitchen Items
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