For a temporary solution, you can try the following to help disguise the affected area:
Brush on a layer of Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf™ top coat sealant, apply a piece of silver leaf sheet then seal the leaf with Mona Lisa Metal Leaf for protection of the leaf surface and resistance to tarnish. Obtain a thicker metal texture by applying two or more layers of metal leaf. Another affordable solution is to use Krylon brand leafing pens to temporarily camouflage the damaged area. They are available in five metallic shades including silver, and are advertised to adhere to wood, metal, plastic, glass and more.
Another option is to apply a Swellegant!™ metal coating. This line created by Christi Friesen allows almost any material to be coated with metal using a brush-on technique.
Either option will leave you with metallic color-match issues to deal with and you may have to cover more than just the damaged area for color blending. Keep in mind that a camouflaged/modified piece of vintage or costume jewelry may lose monetary value.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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