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Is my skin going to turn green if I wear copper or brass?
Your skin turning green is caused by the acid in your sweat and other chemicals on your skin such as soaps, lotions, make up and such. This reaction causes a green patina to form on the metal and then gets transferred onto skin. This reaction varies depending on your body chemistry.  If your skin turns green or dark when using copper, brass or nickel, put clear nail polish on the part that touches the skin. It helps a lot. 
Sunshine Magazine April 2014

  • 2009 Best in Jewelry Category - Park Avenue Festival, Rochester, NY

  • 2010 Best in Metals Category - Fine Arts by the River, Savannah, GA

  • 2011 Best of the Show -  Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, OH

  • 2011 Third Place Jewelry - ArtsFest, Willoughby, OH

  • 2011 Excellence Award - Hilliard Arts & Crafts Festival, Hilliard, OH
  • 2011 Honorable Mention - Christkndl Markt,
            Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH

  • 2012 Third Place Metals & Jewelry - Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, OH

  • 2012 Third Place Fine Art - National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL

  • 2014 Honorable Mention - Akron Arts Expo - Akron, Ohio
How do I clean my copper, brass or nickel piece?
Use ketchup or lime juice.  Yes, you read it right.  Squeeze either ketchup or lime juice on the piece.  Rub it with your fingers well.  Wait about 3 minutes.  Wash it off with mild hand soap and water using an old toothbrush.  Pat dry and wait 24 to dry completely.  DO NOT CLEAN OXIDIZED (PATINA), COLORED COPPER (COLOR PATINA), PLATED SILVER OR STERLING SILVER USING THIS METHOD.