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Simple way to patinate copper
Lots of you may love the green on copper, but not want to wait months for it to take place naturally or have the chemicals to do it at home. Here is a simple way to give it a try.

Posted by Rebecca Skeels. from Farnham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Rebecca Skeels.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. black negative - coper wire, red positive - work, 9v battery. Bicarb in the bottom.

  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 2
    Step 2

    2. the copper wire will fizz, don't have your work and the copper wire touching

  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 3
    Step 3

    3. leave for a few mins

  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 4
    Step 4

    4. this is after about five mins

  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 5
    Step 5

    5. I put it back in

  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 6
    Step 6

    6. this is after ten, you can leave it for longer if you like.

  • How to make jewelry. Basic Patination - Step 7
    Step 7

    7. then leave to dry... you may have to wax it or lacquer it afterwards

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