How to stop copper tarnishing?
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I often work with copper and there are ways to stop the tarnishing,if that's what you really want to do. If a buyer is very sensitive and copper turns his/her skin green...you can seal it. Personally, I love the patina when copper starts to turn, but then, my stuff is weird anyway.
There are sealers that you can dip your piece in, or paint on. It should be good quality stuff, because if not, it could eventually crack, depending on the wear and tear. Rio Grande has some good stuff.
Posted at 7:07pm Nov 19, 2007 EST
I LOVE the warmth of the brown tones in slightly oxidized copper and use it rather than goldfilled, which always looks a bit brassy to me. I can hardly wait for the newest piece I made to turn, lol, it's got these Sleeping Beauty rondelles : www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7773753 and these faceted tigereye beads: www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6462340 I think it's going to be wonderful once it's nice and brown, lol. Good luck on keeping it orange!
Posted at 7:20pm Nov 19, 2007 EST