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Why does sterling silver tarnish?

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Pure silver is highly tarnish resistant, but it is far too soft for use in everyday jewelry. Sterling silver has been the jewelry standard since the 14th century, it is an alloy (mix of metals) with a small amount of copper. This allows sterling silver to offer the luster we love, with durability needed for jewelry and other household goods. Over time, any sterling silver jewelry exposed to air will tarnish. Comprised of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. It’s the other metals, typically copper, that make sterling silver tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulfur in the air,...

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Wire Wrapping Workshop

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Intermediate wire wrapping workshop Tuesday, May 22nd at Finders Keepers Mining in Marcellus!

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First Jewelry Making Class

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First trial jewelry making class

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2017 Schedule coming soon!

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We are currently working on getting our 2017 show schedule posted on the webste.  Stay tuned...

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Wellness Day

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Giulian Lyn will be at Vernak Farms Wellness Day in Skaneateles this coming Saturday! Hope to see everyone out :)

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