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    Default Copper Patina

    Using this piece of found copper for a necklace. It's going to be prong set. My question is do I need to seal the patina?
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    It will continue to darken, but very slowly, over time Sheena. Sealing it with a gloss lacquer, brush on or spray will give it a wet look. Matte or satin lacquer will retard darkening, but will add substantially to the cost. Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    It will continue to darken, but very slowly, over time Sheena. Sealing it with a gloss lacquer, brush on or spray will give it a wet look. Matte or satin lacquer will retard darkening, but will add substantially to the cost. Dennis.
    Thanks Dennis, I'm not keen on the idea of a wet look and I was in a bit of a rush so just put it together as it was. How hard wearing it'll be is debatable.
    I think I could have done the bail better. Maybe hidden it behind the seaglass but there's always next time.
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    You could wax the surface I would be a bit concerned about the pointy bits, just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    You could wax the surface I would be a bit concerned about the pointy bits, just my opinion.
    Do you mean the prongs? They do look a bit sharp in the photo. I'll check them over, thanks

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    Yes they do not look like they would pass the silk tie test, may just be the photo.

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