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Oxidizing jewelry tutorial by bodaszilvia Oxidizing jewelry tutorial by bodaszilvia
my 2nd tutorial :)
if you've missed my wire-wrapping tut, check it : [link]

this one works well with sterling silver, silver plated and copper wire too :nod:
if you have any questions about it, don't hesitate but ask me (in a comment please, so as others would also see it and learn from it)
hope you'll like it!
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:iconrabbit153:
rabbit153 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
uh. What exactly happens to the egg afterwards?
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
it goes to the trash... naturally :)
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for such wonderful tutorials :clap: Each one is fantastic, and you're so generous to share your skill and knowledge with us :rose:
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
my pleasure! I'm happy you find them useful :aww:
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:iconsnazzie-designz:
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   General Artist
:heart:
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:icontybetanskimnich:
tybetanskimnich Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Awesome :) !
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013   General Artist
Wow this looks amazing! Thanks for posting! :D
I have a question: does the egg smell linger on the jewelry?
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
most welcome :) 
no, it does not leave any bad smell :)
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   General Artist
That's great news; thank you!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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:iconkamame:
Kamame Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional
Very useful technique. Thank you!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
my pleasure :)
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Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello!  I have two questions for you:

1. This is a permanent oxidation, correct?  Meaning, it won't come off with regular wear?

2. Will it harm the stones or minerals used in the piece?

Thank you for your help, and have a beautiful day!

:blackrose: :skullbones: :blackrose:
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you want to be 100% sure it will not come out, you can use wax or a lacquer, but I never had to use them.
It depends on what you use for oxidizing... if you use eggs, it's perfectly safe for every stones, but liver of sulphur may harm the softer ones (like pearls)
hope it helps :)
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:iconorchid-black:
Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It does indeed.  Thank you!

:blackrose:
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:iconfragile-junk:
Fragile-Junk Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Is it possible that the tarnish is caused by sulphur emissions evaporating off the egg? I'm interested in the scientific explanation for this reaction.
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
yes, exactly! :)
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:iconceanji:
ceanji Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
why do you need to oxidize a jewelry?
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't need to, but i like to oxidized jewelry not only beause i prefer dark silver, but because it shows the details of wire wrapping :)
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CatalystSpark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
My biggest challenge would be not eating the egg as soon as I peel it. Then again I do love hard boiled eggs.

Cool little tip, I may have to try something like this with some of my chain maille pieces to get some interesting color variations.
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D I very rarely eat eggs, i did not thought this can be a problem :giggle:

I hope it'll be useful for you :)
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CatalystSpark Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   General Artist
I tried this, it does work rather well! I used copper, well, ok, one of my girlfriend made the item and wanted to age it so I took the opportunity to try this out. I was smart though, I boiled extra eggs! XD

It did work wonderfully however, Thank you so much for having posted this!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great! i'm very happy to hear that! :dance:
:giggle: boiling extra eggs was a smart idea indeed :D
Thank you very much for the feedback!
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JuliaMP Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Wowww really nice tip, I tried like 2 times to oxidize a ring and didn’t work well hhauhauahua, but this thing with the egg surprised me, thanks a lot for the help :D!!!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
most welcome, i'm happy you found it useful :)
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, never knew that... great tutorial and help! :D
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thankee :)
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ChicxulubAlma Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
An egg! Omnomnom!
How ingenious...
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Evil-is-Relative Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
That was very useful, thank you!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
i'm glad i could help :)
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anne-wild Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Szia! Nekem lenne egy olyan kérdésem, hogy az oxidálás közben a tojásos doboznak kint kell-e lennie, vagy be lehet rakni a hűtőbe is? Ha nagyon hülyeséget kérdeztem, akkor bocsi. Abszolút nem értek hozzá, mert még nem csináltam ilyet... X,D
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bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
nem próbáltam hűtőbe tenni, mivel a tojást nem esszük meg utána, nem kell ezzel foglalkozni :)
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anne-wild Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Köszönöm. :D Már kipróbáltam én is és hatásos volt, de utána valahogy már nem volt kedvem megenni a tojást.... :XD:
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
nem is lett volna célszerű :no: :D
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Aedua Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nekem van kérdésem: miért kell oxidálni? Csak simán esztétikai szempontból (mert látom, szebb oxidálva), vagy az esetlegesen allergiás személyek is hordhatják így az ékszert?
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bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Igen, esztétikai oka van, merthogy az antikolton jobban érvényesülnek a tekergetés által keletkezett minták.. a fém összetételét ez nem változtatja meg, és bevonatot is csak a sötétebb részeken képez.
A vörösréz dolgokat pedig azért antikolom, mert a világos vörösréz színt nem szeretem :)
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crystaloasis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you!!! I've been trying to find a good tutorial with pics. I'm kind of scared of using the Liver of Sulfur method and am anxious to try this out.
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use liver of sulphur (i oxidize a lot of jewelry and using eggs would be very expensive), and it's ok for me.. if i remember well, it's not poisonous at all
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Miss-Gato Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you share the most interesting things and your pieces are stunning. Thank you
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thankee very much, i'm very happy you like them :)
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Awesome! I looked for how to oxidize without special chemicals for a long time, so thank you, thank you, for this tutorial! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i'm happy i could help you :aww: :)
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:iconphlyt:
phlyt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! I will have to try this sometime--never thought it would be this easy!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
most welcome, i'm happy if you find it useful :)
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thelovelyfreak Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i have heard of doing this somewhere before, except one thing was different. that you only need the yolk. since the white part doesn't have any of the useful chemical properties in it.
anyone know?
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
hmm, that sounds interesting.. have you tried it?
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HyperionsWings Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I seriously vocalized my thought of 'Whoa!' you've taught me something today. Thank you so much!
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:iconbodaszilvia:
bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D my pleasure
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