How an antique finish can be applied to chain maille jewelry by dipping it in liver of sulfur solution
This antique finish, can be applied to finished chain maille jewelry items.
A solution of liver of sulfur and water is used to produce this style of finish.
Applying liver of sulfur can result in a very dark piece of jewelry or a piece with unpredictable shades of copper, pink, purple, gold, gray and blue.
The temperature of the solution, the texture of the piece, the duration the piece is left in the solution combined with the rinsing time can affect the final antique finish and color.
This treatment will color all the components of your jewelry piece such as jump rings, clasps, etc.
A piece of silver left in the solution for too long will become a dark pewter color.