A question for all you shakudo artists--
Since shakudo is mostly copper, does it tend to turn the skin
green like copper if you wear it?
Virginia, I wear spectacles made from 12% shakudo and while they
do not touch my skin very much (only around the bortom of the
eyewires where the metal goes blacker) the shakudo does not go
green. I wear them every waking moment of the day, which these
days is not saying much
Interestingly, the optical findings I use for nosepad brackets,
made of a nickle/copper alloy, they do go green. I have to scrub
the loose bits of green gunge from the findings every few months.
I made some rings from 10% shakudo and they turned the skin
black underneath. Not a good look.
But green? No.
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