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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
February 14, 2011


What can I use on copper wire to prevent it from oxidizing? I really would love to get your response.

-Deidre in New Franken, Wisconsin


Hi Deidre, I do get this question a lot, and we have had several discussions on how to keep copper from oxidizing. All of the solutions are temporary; some work better for some wearers than others due to skin chemicals and some don’t work for long at all.

To read these and hopefully find your answer, please see: Prevent Tarnish on Copper and Nickel Silver and Protect Copper from Tarnishing.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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