Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Looking better with age

I love this necklace. It has several "hearts" on Etsy and it has been featured in several treasuries. So it is a wonderul piece as it is.. But I always thought it would look better if I oxidized it so I finally did it. Here are the before and after pictures.
The darker metal looks much better to me. The pewter cross has a feeling of antiquity that the darker metal compliments so well. I know many people will always like their sterling to sparkle. But consider how oxidizing silver makes the jewelry feel like an old and special piece of jewelry that has been handed down to you. It's like inheriting a piece of jewelry. But instead of waiting years - you can have it now.

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