...that is the question. LOL
Now that I am working with copper clay, I find the need to use a pickling solution for the first time. I went and bought my copper clay kit, complete with a cute little mini crockpot, and have it set up in my workroom. I have the pickle solution.
What I don't have is the nerve to use it.
What is a pickling solution? Everytime I think of it, I imagine pickles sitting in a jar. More experienced artists know it to be a caustic solution to take off firescale from certain metals.
Here is a link to tell you all about pickling.
Hence my trepidation.
So, to pickle or not to pickle? Well if I want to finish up that copper jewelry, I must pickle.