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Jewellery Making Tip 4 - When you oxidize raw copper will it continue to darken over time Or does oxidation somehow stop the process further?
Jewelry Making Tip
When you oxidize raw copper will it continue to darken over time Or does oxidation somehow stop the process further?
Nature will keep the oxidation process on....but the best part after adding LOS is the darkening gets even... And polishing highlights the pieces so beautifully otherwise it leaves blotchy spots...
It will continue to darken over time after LOS. The other option is to coat the wire with something like clear Lacquer spray after you’ve oxidized and polished it. But you cannot polish or highlight after adding Lacquer as it will look like a scratched surface after removing a sticker. I pack the pieces in air-tight pouches to further prevent oxidation and polish it with steel wool before wearing.