This is my very first Silver Sunday and I hope that I can join many more! This pitcher was given to me by my husband who was very eager to polish it; however, I love the oxidation that has built on the piece and decided to use it as is. I really love to display roses or lavender on it. For today's Silver Sunday I decided to photograph it next to my porcelain Virgen María and a lovely rose from my Garden. This is my first year gardening and I am in love with my double knockout roses.
Antica Treasures works mostly with brass as a jewelry making metal; however, I do enjoy Silver as well and wanted to share with you a very simple method to oxidize silver.
Ingredients: Liver of Sulphur, Water, Gloves and Silver
Please put on plastic gloves before doing this!!! Protect your eyes too!
Liver of Sulphur is a chemical that usually comes in lump form, take a little lump from the jar and mix it with warm water (warm water accelerates the oxidation process). Mix it with a wooden stick. Place the silver in the liver of sulphur bath until starts to take the color that you desire. Take item(s) out of the solution and rinse with water. If the item looks too dark for you, try using extra fine steel wool to bring out highlights and remove some of the patina.
I purchased my liver of sulpur at Contenti, full instructions can be found here http://www.contenti.com/products/plating/520-749.html
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