My current projects have been constructed with silver wire and
pearls. Returning to my studio I compared the work I had done at the
beach with the work I had done before I left. On the pieces that I
had done at the beach the silver had quickly tarnished in the salt
air. Any suggestions as to how to clean the silver wirework but not
harm the pearls.
I had the self-same problem until people on the list helped me spend
the $'s to buy a Speed Brite unit. I bought it specifically for pearl
and metal jewelry as I have a booth on a Pier over saltwater. It
works very well and I no longer have a hestitation about using
sterling and pearls together. Suzanne
P.S. Get the top of the line unit with turbo and stainless steel
basket if you purchase one, it pays in this case to buy the best.