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Copper & Brass Patina


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This tutorial shows how to patina copper or brass with ammonia, vinegar, sea salt, and hamster bedding. Once you have made your first batch and tested the two metals with different "cooking" times, experiment with the mixture! This does not work on sterling silver. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY None, just have fun!

Supplies Needed

  • Disposable plastic container, 3 1/8 cup size
  • 1/3 cup clear ammonia
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar

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Jodi Bombardier's Pattern Store
Jodi Bombardier's Pattern Store
I am a self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005 and wire weaving since 2008. I am a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. I am the author of Weave, Wrap, Coil Creating Artisan Wire Jewelry. My second book on wire jewelry will be available Spring 2013. I teach classes at bead shows and bead stores in the U.S., internationally, and in my home studio in Tucson.