I mixed up my first batch of Rio Grande pickle today according to the
instructions on the box. Tonight I put in some tarnished yard sale
silver (?) earrings and walked away to answer the door. Several hours
later I remembered the earrings and discovered that the wire that
goes through the ear as well as whatever metal connected the latch on
the opposite side had sort of disappeared.
Other than the obvious – getting sidetracked for several hours –
what went wrong? I’m going to try the same thing with a scrap of
sterling silver and see what happens.