Cool Tools Patina Gel: Liver of Sulfur for JewelrySometimes I get into a groove where I resist trying new things. I feel comfortable with a certain habit that seems to be working and flying off into unknown territory that may cause me to have to do more work later is concept that often holds me back.
Last year when Cool Tools introduced their Patina Gel, I realized how much I needed to experiment more with finishing Hint Jewelry's silver charms. I purchased a four ounce bottle of Cool Tools Patina Gel and also found some liquid Silver Black Oxidizer. Over the last couple months I've compared the Patina Gel to the Griffith liquid Silver Black Oxidizer and liver of sulfur in dry chunks, and hands down I love working with the Cool Tools Patina Gel best of all.
The stabilized Cool Tools Patina Gel is easy to store, so you don't have to worry about sealing in a bunch of baggies, and a little goes a long way. I'm guessing that this small bottle might last the whole year or more! Also, Cool Tools has provided excellent online patina videos and documentation for their Patina Gel. Even if you don't purchase their product, I highly recommend watching their liver of sulfur videos for new tips and tricks.
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