one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer…
i recently learned how to oxidized and hand-burnish sterling silver to give that shiny metal a little dark edge. the oxidizing deepens the color, ranging from a reddish coppery hue to a dark blue-black. for these beauties, i took the wire out of the sulphur solution about halfway through, so they are a dark grey color. then i hand-burnished them with a brass brush to even out the tone and give them some shine.
when paired with smoky quartz, citrine, and hessonite (an orange garnet), they look infinitely better than bright white sterling slver. they’re available at my etsy store for $32 USD and are part of my delicas collection.
perfect for adding an edgy classiness to just about any outfit, day or night, they would make a great valentine’s gift (wink, wink; nudge, nudge!). they can still get to you in time as long as you order by the 10th of february. i’ll continue to donate $5 for every purchase made at my etsy store until v-day to benefit the victim’s of the earthquakes in haiti. sure to warm everyone’s heart.
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