Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Cleaning Copper

Cleaning Copper Jewelry

With the price of sterling silver at $19.74 many designers and buyer are discovering other metals for their jewelry. Pieces made of copper, brass and bronze are now being seen in marketplaces. The marrying of metals is evident in designs. As an aspiring metalsmith I personally like combination of sterling with copper/and/or brass. I offer these two nontoxic solutions for cleaning your copper jewelry to bring back that bright penny shine!

Method 1
Mix equal parts salt & lemon juice

Drop in jewelry for 1-2 minutes

Rinse and dry thoroughly ( I use a hair dryer)

Vinegar can be substituted for the lemon juice.

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