... or an increase in oxidation state by a molecule, atom, or ion.
I looked up "oxidation" on Wikipedia. Why on earth I would do that? Ok, there is something you don't know about me yet. In 11th grade my chemistry teacher didn't even know my name - and I sat in the first row. Oh, you didn't mean why I had to look it up, but why I would want to do it at all? Oops, forget what I just said. I was a brilliant student *cough cough*
Before I joined SATeam, I didn't really think about oxidizing silver or copper on purpose. I had always been a shiny kind of girl and I was convinced that wouldn't change. After all I had put many hours into cleaning silver chains, rings, earrings ...
However sometimes times change, people change and opinions change, so let me show you a few of my favorite pieces that were oxidized and still shine. In their very own and beautiful way.
Aqua jade and kyanite are teamed up with sterling silver in this necklace by Envy Jewels for a beautiful contrast between light and dark.
This ring is not called Her Majesty Stacking Ring for nothing. TwoChicksToo combined a beautiful Mabe pearl with lightly oxidized silver. Royal indeed.
This pendant too is all about contrast. Raspberry and dark silver, absolutely irresistible, great work, Azoho!
Do you now want to know what the picture of the egg up above is about?
Being too chicken to touch chemicals, somewhere along the line I did my own first step oxidizing experiments - with a boiled egg. Yes, it works. Not as fast as Liver of Sulphur aka LOS, but it does.
The shiny girl has moved over to the dark side ;-)
By Cat's Wire
The SATeam blog features artisan handmade creations by the etsy starving artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current etsy shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com.