April Newsletter

April 13, 2017

~Welcome to April Everyone~ Last month we talked about firescale, now let us discuss another finishing step - Oxidizing Jewelry.  When or why do we oxidize our jewelry?  How is it different from natural tarnish? Metals like sterling silver is an alloy that contains other metal such as copper. When the copper reacts to moisture (from our hands) and sulfur (in the air), the sterling silver will tarnish.  Typically natural tarnish starts from slight yellow/brownish colors and over time will get more brown then gray to dark gray and eventually black.   The rate of tarnish really depends on ones skins' pH and the surrounding environment.  Certain chemicals such as sun screen, lotions, or even perfume can expedite the speed of tarnish....

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March Newsletter

March 08, 2017

What's Happening at the Studio Blink Blink.....it's March already! What happened in the last two months! Feels like we have just set new goals for the year and we are already in March ... Coming off from two trade shows definitely keeps us busy for a few good months!  Some orders have shipped, more are on the way!!  While we keep up with our wholesale orders we do also have to keep up with our personalized rings online orders!   Rings on the right (arrow shape) are rings that we have just finished soldering but have not been put in the pickle pot yet. Rings stacked up on the left are rings that just came off from the pickle pot. So...

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