How to remove antique finish from findings

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SusanD@116 wrote
on Jul 6, 2011 6:20 PM

Sometimes when making a piece of jewelry the findings I need just aren't the right color.  I'll need say a bright silver finding, and all I'll have is an antique silver finding.  I've found that using nail polish remover on a cotton swab will remove the black, and I'm left with that bright silver finish I needed.  I'll rinse with water, then polish with a jewelry cloth.  Works for antique gold findings too.  Hope this helps someone else too.

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on May 4, 2012 6:37 AM

Hi Susan

I've just bought a tea pot charm which only came in antique silver and idealy I wanted a nice shiny silver, so i'm going to give your tip a try! horay for google search. 

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Trish Brenni wrote
on Feb 2, 2014 7:18 AM

I really needed to know this and searched for a looonnng time to find the answer.

I have spent hours trying to find bright silver cord ends that are the right size, only to find what I need only in antique silver. Now I know I can change them into what I need. It will save me a lot of search time. Thank you so much!

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