Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Green Studio: Antique Brass sans Chemicals

Do you love the patina of antique brass? Here's a Green Studio tip for giving your shiny brass wire a patina without harsh chemicals. Heat it! I heated brass wire in my kiln at 750 degrees Farenheit for 10 minutes. The heat gave the wire a nice matte patina. A little turn in the tumbler to highlight areas and I have lovely antiqued brass hand formed links to use in jewelry pieces.

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