(Closed) How to tarnish silver? Link me!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
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  • Wedding: August 2013

@aliavenue:  Silver tarnishes through interations with hydrogen sulfur. I know wool tends to have that in it, so I would try sealing it in a plastic bag with some wool.

ETA: From the internet, never tried this: Boil an egg, remove the yolk and break it into several pieces. Put that and the silver into a zip lock bag and close. It should be black in the morning. Careful polishing will give you nearly any shade of grey. The cat or the dog will appreciate the leftovers.

Or: “This way really works. It took me ages to figure out. It gives a uniform tarnish. It works well even if the quantities are not exact, just be careful not to over-tarnish your pieces.

Tarnish Silver for four silver goblets:

weight out approximately 11 g Sulphur [linked by editor to product info and sourcing at DudaDiesel]powder.
measure out 1 liter of vegetable oil using a measuring cylinder.
boil a kettle full of water.
stir the sulphur and oil in beaker or jug until the sulphur dissolves as much as it can pour 250 ml of the mixture into each of four beakers (or jugs) pour 500 ml of boiling water into a beaker.
pour 500 ml of boiling water and some washing liquid into a beaker dip a goblet in the first beaker with sulphur and oil in it for 1 minute, swirling the goblet
dip the same goblet into a beaker with the washing up water in it and swirl for 30 sec
dip the same goblet into the beaker with the clean boiling water in it for 1 min (approx), swirling it all the time.
The colour should come up gradually- it will change colour even after you take it out repeat with remaining goblets.”

 

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