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Black rhodium plating in FL


#1

Hi All,

Looking for someone in the Miami - Ft. Lauderdale, FL. area that can
Black Rhodium plate a hammered finished S/S bangle.

Only need one piece done and do not need to purchase a whole bottle
of solution.

Many Thanks!!!
MAK.


#2

Hi, I am in Naples.

I was wondering if your piece would look like you want with an
oxidation from Liver of Sulfur? If you can’t do that, I would help
you out. Let me know,

Steve Cowan Arista Designs LLC


#3

Michael- Why are you black rhodium plating silver? To do so will
involve first plating it with a base coat of nickle I believe, and
then the black rhodium which is not really all that durable. It wears
off pretty quickly.

You can’t plate rhodium directly over silver.

My advice is to oxidize it and then tumble it. The tumbling helps
really burnish the oxidation into the surface of the metal and it
seems to wear better than normal oxidation or black rhodium. Go to
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep800k

“Limited Editions” and look at their bracelets. Our friends Jack and
Lizzie have been making their Estrusco line for years with just this
method.

I love Jack and Lizzie’s work and collect it for myself. I’d collect
Marianne Hunter’s work too if I could.

Have fun and make lots of jewelry.

Jo Haemer
timothywgreen.com


#4

Hi Jo,

Looks like we will oxidize using Liver of Sulfur. a much more
economical way for a one time piece over black rhodium.

However I am told by Stuller that their black rhodium can be plated
directly onto S/S.

The link you sent has some really nice work.

Many Thanks for your kind reply.
Michael.


#5

Michael- Be sure to tumble it after oxidizing it with stainless shot
in a rotary tumbler or a magnetic pin tumbler. It really puts a
wonderful and durable finish on it.

Send me pics when you’re done. I’d love to see it finished.

-Jo