Colour Your Silver: how to give your silver jewellery an antiqued effect

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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7 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Colour Your Silver: how to give your silver jewellery an antiqued effect

    • 2. Colour Your Silver: equipment

    • 3. Colour Your Silver: creating the patina

    • 4. Colour Your Silver: finishing the effect

    • 5. Colour Your Silver: the finished earrings

    • 6. Colour Your Silver: your project

    • 7. Colour Your Silver: what if you don't like the antiqued effect?


About This Class


I made two pairs of earrings in the Petal Earrings class and at the end of the video I showed one pair of the earrings with a darker antiqued patina or surface treatment/colour. This effect is sometimes called 'oxidised' as it can mimic the colour that silver goes when it is tarnished or oxidised. I don't use it on all of my jewellery designs but it can be a lovely way of highlighting a beautiful texture. I also like to use it sometimes on jewellery with lighter stones or beads, especially pink stones - I'm not a pink with bright polished silver type of girl!

This new class teaches you how to easily give your silver jewellery this effect quickly and easily and with the minimum of equipment.

Of course, if you need to make some jewellery first to be able to give it a patina then enrol on one of my other jewellery making classes:

Silver Stacking Rings: Making Beautiful Rings From Silver Wire

Silver Stacking Rings 2: Dress Up Your Rings

Bird on a Branch - Sawing a Simple Silver Pendant

Create Beautiful Jewelry From Scrap Silver - Petal Earrings