How to Make New Glass Pearls Look Antiqued?

by Ginny

How to Make New Glass Pearls Look Antiqued?  - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

How can I make new, tiny glass pearls look aged? I have a gorgeous antique Chinese bracelet that is missing a section of tiny pearls.

Thanks.

Ginny

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  • Hi, Ginny, are you wanting to make the glass pearls look a bit mottled with age, or make the glass pearls a more overall antiqued color?

  • Lindsay says:

    Hi Ginny, All pearls can be dyed with fabric dyes or you can use onion skins or tea to antique them. It may take a little experimenting to get the shade right. I use onion skins and yellow food color to get my ivory shade.

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