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  • Newbury, NH
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suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Apr 2. 12 Replies

Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to protect tarnishing on silver jewelry?  Am having a horrible time with tarnishing while doing shows on the coast.  Is there something I can dip my…Continue

Need opinion on Art League of Marco Island Show in Florida

Started Jan 27, 2017 0 Replies

Hi everyone,Has anyone done Pam Patullo's "Art League of Marco Island show?  I have signed up for the show but realized this week that I would need to travel six hours to do it.  I need other…Continue

Show fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Mar 23, 2016. 5 Replies

I am just getting back into shows full time after taking a 3 year hiatus.  I am finding it a struggle to come up with the booth fees for those shows that are requiring payment with the application. …Continue

The Kerry Way - American Made Art and Craft Shows, CT

Started Oct 9, 2012 0 Replies

Hello all artists out there.  Does anyone know anything about The Kerry Way - American Made Art Shows in CT.?  Please get back to me as soon as possible.  They still have openings for the fall in all…Continue

 

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Richard L. Sherer replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"The chemistry of tarnish on silver from brown to black is due to sulfur.It has nothing to do with the copper content of sterling, but copper is the culprit in fire scale.  The brown and black tarnish is silver sulfide. Check it out with another…"
Apr 2
Heike Strobel replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Do you have your own well ? I live in New Mexico in the mountains and we all have our own well here and some got sulfer in their water...that might be the reason, if you get city water just forget what I wrote"
Apr 2
Ron Andrews replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Kathleen, Thank you for your suggestions but all my silver comes from Rio.  I make my bezels with fine silver.  All my wire is argentium and my chains that I also buy from Rio are sterling.  I can tell the difference of something that…"
Apr 1
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Interesting, Kathleen. I also went to Taxco, but in the 70's! I should look for  the items I  bought then. I bought a pair of earrings and a set of liqueur glasses: a glass liner inside a paper thin, pierced silver shell with a…"
Apr 1
Kathleen V. Smith replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Best advice for this is to call RIO GRANDE 1-800-545-6566. We buy ALL our Silver there & really have very little problems with our Sterling. We like the look of Argentium Silver (a bit more white look) less chance of "tarnishing" if…"
Mar 31
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Ron, you can't see the treatment at all. It's not like anything peels off. I could not tell which pieces I treated and which not.  When it wears off it will eventually start tarnishing, that's all.  Call Rio and ask them…"
Mar 27
Ron Andrews replied to Terri Einer's discussion New Booth recommendations
"Hi! I would encourage you to go with Trim Line.  In the long run, it will pay off.  Yes, it is heavier but it's designed to stay up in a storm when EZ ups will be flying all around you.  The new Trim Lines have legs that extend…"
Mar 27
Ron Andrews replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Linnea, Thank you for your advice.  I am apprehensive about using a product that might peel off or come off in various degrees that will make the piece of jewelry look awful.  As far as argentium, all my wire is argentium, I make my bezels…"
Mar 27
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Rio has a dip treatment. It's been a while since I tried it, as bagging or boxing was simpler. As I recall, you dipped, then had to dry a certain way to prevent spotting.  It will rub off with wear, so it's not a permanent solution.…"
Mar 27
Richard L. Sherer replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"I have the same problem with silver buckles and buckle sets at Colorado mountain art where there are hot springs. The culprit is hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg gas) that hugs the ground overnight. In the midwest and east coast it is most likely sulfur…"
Feb 23
Ron Andrews replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Thank you!  I store in plastic bags and in a box.  It does nothing, however, when jewelry is sitting out in the ocean air.....very challenging!"
Feb 21
Heike Strobel replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"plastic bags are the best solution make sure they are really tide closed and only one piece per bag"
Feb 21
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Hi Ron, I have found that different places have different things in the air.  Some places I just dread going because I'll have to clean everything afterward.  You can get little anti-tarnish tabs to put with your silver jewelry while…"
Feb 21
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suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry

Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to protect tarnishing on silver jewelry?  Am having a horrible time with tarnishing while doing shows on the coast.  Is there something I can dip my jewelry in that will prevent this?Thank you for any help.See More
Feb 19

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Your Medium
jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
12
First show ever
Vermont Crafters - Hanover, NH
What is your website?
http://www.beachcombingsstudio.net
What are the best things about art fairs
being surrounded by art and the people
Best show ever and why
Summerfest - Ocean City
financially rewarding
Worst show ever and why
Lewiston Maine Hot Air Balloon Festival
surrounded by crap- I actually left
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Larry Berman

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Howard Alan Virginia Beach Art Show

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 7:24am 0 Comments

This will be Howard Alan's second year in Virginia Beach.  Did anyone do this show last year and can comment on it.  We are heading down to this show this coming week and would like an idea of what to expect.  Many thanks!

Question about shows

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 8:54pm 4 Comments

Has anyone done any of Mike and Pat's shows in New England?  Mostly one day shows (Sunday) and mostly Mass and CT.  Anyone out there have an opinion on them?

Thanks,

Ron

Need opinion of other artists

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:37am 7 Comments

To all jewelry artists, I need your opinion.  I create seaglass jewelry which for the most part I set in sterling

silver.  I make my own bezels, cuffs, bails, etc.  Those are my high end items.  They run from $75.00 to $495.00.

All those items are in cases.  I also have lower end items which are mainly drilled seaglass that I incorporate with sterling silver findings.  I have items that run from $5.00 to $69.00.  Those items are displayed on velvet covered tables in dishes of…

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Show insurance

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:53pm 10 Comments

Having liability insurance is a "good" thing for you the artist.  If someone gets hurt in your booth and they decide to "sue" you are covered.  Also, if for some reason you are out of work because your studio was broken into or whatever, or your art gets stolen you are covered.  The city is trying to protect themselves and you.  It's not that expensive so go for it.  I just had to make a claim because I sent $2200 worth of jewelry to Chicago and it was stolen from the lobby.  The insurance…

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At 11:57am on July 2, 2012, Caroline Kwas said…

Hi Ron,

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