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Re-oxidizing by a customer


#1

Hi all. A customer in Canada just contacted me to say that the much
of the oxidation in the stamped bracelet I made for her had worn
away. She asked how she might renew it. I got to wondering what I
real-world analog might be available to pinch hit for Black Max,
Liver of Sulfur, etc. Can anyone suggest a non-dangerous product
available at local retail stores that might create a similar type of
oxidized look? Thanks!

Allan
silvermason.com


#2

Hi Allan!

You might suggest hard-boiling an egg, then cutting it in half and
leaving it overnight with the piece in a sealed container (like
tupperware).

Best,
Rowan


#3

Customer oxidizing their own stuff… I often tell my customers to
re-blacken their silver with a sharpie marker. I tell them to cover
the entire piece, getting into the recesses really well, let it dry
for an hour, buff vigorously with a silver cleaning cloth…

Hope this helps! :slight_smile: joy


#4
Can anyone suggest a non-dangerous product available at local
retail stores that might create a similar type of oxidized look?

Lime Sulfur, available at garden centers. I use it full strength,
warmed. Dip, rinse, repeat.

Janice Lea


#5

Hi Allen - mayonnaise, hard boiled eggs both work. You could have
them mix a couple of hard boiled eggs, mashed with mayo. Spread it on
the bracelet. Put the mess in a plastic bag and let it sit for a day
or so. Then wash it off and have them bring back the silver with
their used green scrubbie.

A better notion is to have them send it to you and you fix it
gratis. Makes you a hero and an opportunity to up-sell or at least
send pictures of your latest stuff. They will be grateful and you
will have great recommendations from them.

Judy