Sealing Oxidized Wire and Ear Wires?

Jude Moscatello.
(Chapel Hill, NC)

Sealing Oxidized Wires and Earwires?  - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal.

I’m experimenting with oxidizing / darkening brass, copper and bronze wire for handmade ear wires and other wire projects.

I’m wondering if after the oxidation process, the ear wires need to be sealed.

If so, can anyone share tips on natural oxidation processes and also what natural sealants are the best to use.

Thanks so much in advance!

Jude Moscatello
Chelsea Max Studio

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  • Alysen says:

    I’ve just been oxidizing some pieces with LOS (Liver of Sulfur gel) and decided to try to coat with Protecta Clear. Brushing on the first coat, some of the oxidization came off on the brush, will try 2 or 3 coats. Or maybe someone has had success with a spray-on coating?

  • Lisa says:

    Protecta Clear comes in a spray also. That may work better.

  • Jo says:

    I do not oxidize the ear wires. On the contrary, on my oxidized and waxed copper earrings, I use Gold filled wire for the ear wires and use that as a selling point, they are safe for most wearers.

  • Jo, Thank you for this information!

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