Sterling Silver Moon & Copper Hair Stick – Sherry Tinsman Metalsmith
H-47
Sterling Silver Moon & Copper Hair Stick

Sterling Silver Moon & Copper Hair Stick

H-47
Regular price $40.00
This sterling silver crescent moon and copper hair stick is the perfect, elegant way to keep your hair up all day! They can be used alone to hold up the hair or in combination with a hair tie or other pins. It depends on your particular hair type as to how it will be best for you to wear your hair pin. These pins are just so much fun! They can be dressed up or down and used functionally or decoratively. Who wouldn't want jewelry for their hair!

The part of this hair stick that goes through the hair is textured to help it stay in place.

Overall Length is 6 1/2". Moon measures 1" long x .75" wide. Sterling Silver.

I often oxidize the silver before I complete the piece, creating a contrast between the darkened (oxidized) surface and highly polished areas. I let the recessed parts of the design carry the darkened color and let the raised parts gleam. Avoid using liquid silver cleaner on these pieces because it will remove all the oxidation. Rather, use a dry silver polishing cloth to restore the sparkle and store your pieces in a zip lock bag to keep them shiny and bright.

If your jewelry needs a major cleaning , follow these instructions using Wright's Brass Polish (can be purchased online or at your local hardware store). The reason I use the brass polish and not the silver polish is because the liquid silver polish takes off the nice oxidation I put on my pieces. The brass polish just takes off the grime. It's amazing!

You will need:

Pyrex dish
clean sponge
baby toothbrush

Place your jewelry in a Pyrex dish, cover with the Wright's Brass Polish. 
Cut a small piece of a clean sponge, dampen it, dip it in the bowl then dab all over your jewelry. You don't want to rub it just dab. 
Try and get in all the recessed areas.

Because my jewelry has so much form, rinse really well under running water. You don't want the cleaner to dry on the jewelry or it will dry as a white powder. I use a baby toothbrush to gently get in the little hard to reach places while running it under the tap.

If a piece of yours has a stone in it, you will notice I always drill a hole under the stone. This allows the light to shine through and provides a place for moisture to escape. If the brass cleaner gets into that hole and dries, you may want to use a water pick to get it out. Better yet, avoid that by putting a little piece of scotch tape over the hole, take it off after rinsing, then rinse some more. 

This brass cleaner works like magic on all sterling silver, but naturally, I only guarantee my own.


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