Howdy, recently, I went to my local jewelers supply to buy
liver of sulphur. They have been out for some time(and very
expensive), so I looked up the Orchid post on lime sulphur. At
your suggestion, I went to my local nursery, and purchased lime
sulphur. I was so impressed with the outcome(and the price),
that I wanted to inform others.
I purchased: ORTHO–lime sulphur spray (16ounce dark green
bottle) in concentrate. It cost me $7.99, cheaper everywhere
outside of Nevada!
I put about 1/4 cup of water + one small squirt of Ortho. And
heated----ON THE STOVE!!! I had to appologize to my wife all day
for stinking up the house! Now I know why they say to do this
outside. It produced a beautiful blue-black patina on sterling
silver. If you put it in the solution for only a few seconds,
it comes out a beautiful reddish-orange rainbowish sorta color.
It only takes a minute or two in hot(not boiling)solution to
achieve a dark patina.
Thank You to all who suggested this–you were RIGHT!!! Tom