Potato Patina!

I just bought a new book by Kerry Bogert called Rustic Wrappings: Exploring Patina in Wire, Metal, and Glass Jewelry. In the book, Kerry gives a fun recipe for giving a nice patina to brass or copper using salt & vinegar potato chips. I had to do this.

All you need:
Plastic Container
Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
White Vinegar
Brass or Copper Findings
(and maybe a little extra sea salt)

It's easy. You crunch up the chips, add white vinegar to make them mushy and drop in the metal pieces. These pieces in the photo are from sitting over night. The longer they sit, the more green color the metal will develop.

I tried all kinds of metal beads and handmade wire chains and findings. Great colors from black, brown, red, deep green, leaf green and gold appeared.

There is a slight issue with the oil from the chips. I'm not sure how this will react with a sealant. But the patina does process through!


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