Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tip of the Day

How to keep your Copper clean.

Copper as you know has a tendency to tarnish quite quickly. As an organic person, who does not like to put a lot of chemicals on anything around her house , i do not treat my copper pieces. Almost everything i make with my jewelry is the raw material without the use of any waxes, lacquer or acrylic. After all you and i will wear it on our bare skin and any harsh chemical can get through your skin into your body.

So getting on with the tip of the day.
The easiest and fast way to clean Copper is to use Ketchup. Yes you heard right. Ketchup. Ketchup has a high acidity  which gets rid of any tarnish on your copper piece, Just take a little dab rub for about 1 minute and rinse under water. Voila clean Copper. You can also mix the Ketchup with a little bit of salt to clean a lot of tarnish .
Don't have any Ketchup around? You can also mix Lemon Juice in a little bit of water with a dash of salt. Soak for a couple of minutes, rinse and wipe.

That is how you clean your Copper.

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