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Topics: Wire, Oxidizing

Can the Wrap-it® Wire in jeweler's bronze be oxidized? Since its mainly copper, will liver of sulfur work to give it a patina?
- Kelly
After several attempts to oxidize Wrapit jeweler's bronze wire with liver of sulfur, patina gel and heat, even after removing the top layer, we were unsuccessful. Applying heat with a hand torch did give it some color flash, but compromised the strength and durability of the wire. The good news is that Wrapit wire will maintain its color, shine, strength and durability over time.

- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert


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