Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mad Scientist?

I've been experimenting with oxidizing silver and thought you might want to see the process. It's pretty cool.

I use Liver of Sulfur to artificially age (oxidize) the jewelry. Picture #1 shows what is looks like. It's very smelly stuff (like rotten eggs) that you dissolve in water. Gross green huh?

Picture #2 shows before and after the oxidation. Drop the silver in, wait a few minutes, then watch the magic happen! It comes out black and dingy, but after a little polishing - very cool!

Picture #3 - finished product!

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