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Chemical Patina Cuff 1/27/24@9:30am

Fundamentals of Patina on Metals

  • 195 US dollars
  • 4100 Cameron Park Drive

Service Description

Creating a patina on jewelry involves intentionally oxidizing the metal to achieve a weathered or aged appearance. This process can add character and depth to your jewelry pieces. Here's a general guide on how to create a patina on jewelry: Step 1 – Clean your jewelry. Step 2 – Neutralize the Cleaning Solution. Step 3 – Prepare Your Liver of Sulfur (LOS) Solution. Step 4 – Patina Your Jewelry with LOS. Step 5 – Neutralize Your Jewelry to Halt the Patina Process. Step 6 – Burnish with Steel Wool to Bring Back the Bright Metal Highlights. Apply the Patina: Dip a foam brush, sponge, or cotton swab into the patina solution and apply it evenly to the jewelry piece. You can experiment with different application methods for varied effects. Oxidize the Metal: Allow the patina to develop by exposing the jewelry to air. The oxidation process may take a few minutes to several hours, depending on the desired effect. Rinse and Neutralize: Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with water to stop the oxidation process. If using liver of sulfur, you can also immerse the piece in a baking soda solution to neutralize any remaining chemicals. Remember that patinas can vary based on the metal type, the concentration of the patina solution, and the duration of exposure. It's a good idea to experiment on a small test piece before applying the patina to your final jewelry piece. No class experience necessary. Class is approximately 5 hours long The minimum 3 and maximum class size is 6. If the minimum is not met, the class might be rescheduled.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your jewelry bench spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. If the class is canceled by our school for any reason, we will give you full credit for the same class in the future and you will be given an open lab credit for the inconvenience. You can also transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes for up to 90 days (no exceptions). Students can cancel, and receive a credit, or transfer to another class up to 10 days before a jewelry class. No cancellations are accepted after the 10 days deadline; however, we will do what we can to try and sell your reserved spot to a qualified student. If we can sell your reserved spot, you can receive a credit for another class less a $50 cancellation fee. We will keep your credit on an account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class within 90 days. If you cannot make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes with the student participant information. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email us. If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 10-day cancellation policy, listed above. If you do not come to class, there are no refunds, credits, or transfers (No exceptions) We understand that things come up. If you are not able to make a scheduled class, please call us as soon as possible at 916-350-0546 to reschedule your class. No refunds allowed.

Contact Details

  • 4100 Cameron Park Drive, #Suite 118, Cameron Park, 95682

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