Colour Your Silver - using liver of sulphur

A free video class teaching you how to use liver of sulphur to give your silver an antiqued patina

About the Tutorial

We've all had left over pieces of chunky wire - too short to make into a ring or bangle but there's so much potential left in them!

One of my favorite things to do with these leftover pieces is to turn them into longer, thinner and so far more easy to reuse lengths of wire using my rolling mill. It is such a satisfying job and the new wire is perfect for making stacking rings and much more!

This free tutorial will teach you all the tips you need to recycle your leftovers into beautiful new wire, including the importance of annealing and when to do it. We will also cover what to do if you accidentally overtighten your rollers whilst rolling the wire.

This video class is just one in a collection of free tutorials. You can enrol on each one individually or enrol on the whole bundle so that you don't miss out on new classes!

Tools and Materials

To patina your silver with Liver of sulphur you will need:
* a tub big enough for your jewellery and suitable for holding very hot water
* Liver of Sulphur (solution or solid form)
* very hot water (just off the boil) for the process and cool clean water for rinsing
* plastic gloves to keep your hands a little cleaner
* coffee stirrer or similar to mix the solution
* soft fine sanding pad to remove some of the patina and highlight textures

Course Curriculum

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor 15 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!