by Annie Laughton.
(Gippsland Victoria Australia)
So I bought a new tumbler and decided to make a necklace in copper, antique and tumble it.
Made a lovely piece with wire components and pink electroplated crystals. Dunking it into the LOS antiquing agent – the pendant went black and the rest stayed bright. I found out that the wire was coated.
Not to despair. I made a coated wire pendant for the chain I had and then made a bare wire chain for the pendant I had.
When it was tumbled, the coating came off the beads so I redid them and decided to change colour. Ended up with two lovely necklaces.