I am pretty new to jewelry making. Up until now I have been storing
my sterling silver bead caps in different compartments in a plastic
jewelry components container. I haven’t actually experienced any
oxidisation of the bead caps, but I’m just wondering if this is an
acceptable and safe storage method, or if I should rather store most
of them in plastic zip lock bags.
It’s just handy to have them out in the compartments of the box that
I can easily bring around with me. I must also admit that I just
like having them there. It looks nice and tidy. However, protecting
them from oxidisation is, of course, a priority.
I would also like to know if I should advise my customers to keep
their rosaries (which is what I am making at the moment) in plastic
bags in addition to (i.e. outside) the wee velvet pouches that I
send out with the rosaries. I am thinking of advising them to do so
if they are carrying their rosaries around in bags etc that are not
waterproof, and to warn them that oxidisation to the silver bead
caps is more likely to occur if they get wet. However, would velvet
pouches be sufficient protection in dry conditions?
Thank you all in advance for your help. I was very happy the last
time I asked a question that people took the time to give me feedback