Silver Clay for Beginners Part 3 – Video Series

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This is Part 3 of our 4 Part Silver Clay for Beginners Video Series. In this video Delia will show you: How to dry your clay How to smooth out your piece before firing Click Here to see Silver Clay for Beginners Part 1 Video Click Here to see Silver Clay for Beginners Part 2 Video Click Here to see Silver Clay for Beginners Part 4 Video Hope you liked the this video tutorial, let us know what you think by leaving a quick message below.

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Caring For and Cleaning Your Precious Silver Jewellery

Caring For and Cleaning Your Precious Silver Jewellery Cleaning your silver jewellery can be a bit scary. Because our jewellery is often precious to us; we don’t want to take the risk of causing any damage and will often continue to wear jewellery that has tarnished rather than attempt to return it to its former shiny state. So here’s the science bit – silver jewellery in particular has a tendency to tarnish; this tarnishing, or a dulling of the surface which will gradually turn your jewellery black is caused by hydrogen sulphide which is present in the air. It reacts with the silver and the black substance that this reaction creates is called Silver Sulphate. So that’s what it is and how it gets there. But what can you do about it? Whilst tarnish is more of an annoyance than a real problem there is nothing that can be done to prevent it from occurring because as long as your jewellery is exposed to the air, tarnishing will happen. However, there are steps you can take to make sure that it is reduced. Tempting as it is to have all your lovely jewellery on display, by keeping pieces that you are not wearing in a sealed container, such as a re-sealable plastic bag with as much of the air squeezed out as possible, you are reducing the exposure to air and reducing tarnishing. Don’t use a rubber band to seal the bag because as rubber decays, it releases sulphur, newspaper, silk, clingy plastic wrapping and leather should also be avoided for this reason. Items worn regularly, despite being constantly exposed to air, will not show signs of tarnishing as the daily activities of life will help to keep them clean. However, you should definitely remove jewellery when engaged in...

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How to Solder Silver Jump Rings – Video Tutorial

In this video, you will learn how to solder Silver Jump Rings. Let us know what you thought of the video, please leave a comment below!

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