New look, new content, and a question

May 23, 2010 § 2 Comments

I’d like to start out in a new direction. I’m looking for input, either as comments or emails, for all of you. What would you like to see here. Do you have questions that need answering? Are there things you want to know more about? We’d like to offer what you’re looking for.

To kick off our new content, we’re having a giveaway. Everyone who contributes to our list of blog topics will be entered to win a pair of earrings. This week I’ll post an picture of the earrings. The earrings are sterling silver, with Swarovski crystal bicone beads. In addition to the picture of earrings, I’ll also share the color choice the winner of the drawing can choose from.

A word about the suggestions: they need to be relevent to jewelry and the jewelry business, appropriate content for family viewing, and only one entry per week. The drawing will be held near the end of June (date to be announced).

I look forward to hearing from you!

Kim

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§ 2 Responses to New look, new content, and a question

  • Shaiha says:

    I would like to know how to add a patina to brass. There has to be a way that doesn’t infringe on Vintag’s technique

    • Shaiha,
      There are a lot of ways to add patina to brass. I ran across a list of about 15 to 20 ways to add patina to brass, varying by color and chemical. Most of those chemicals can’t be shipped air or out of country. Plus there are some very old recipes I was sent by an acquaintance on Orchid from a very old book…most of them are dangerous. 🙂

      Patinas will be a great subject for a blog post. I want to do some homework and maybe have some pictures up on what the results were. But just off the cuff, salt, vinegar, ammonia (non-sudsy) will give you a green look similar to aged brass. Works for copper as well. I will keep my eyes out for browns, though…some of my favorite brass is brown or red.
      Thanks!

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