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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I bought this poor art deco bangle yesterday. It was lacking almost all of its chrome finish, leaving the copper underneath exposed almost everywhere. It looked really awful, so I bought it for a very good price. Normally I wouldnt buy jewelry in such a bad shape, but I got on with the job and today its already looking much better (last 2 pics are'before' pictures). I dont know how to repair a chrome layer, but I had some silver plating material in my repair drawer so I put layer on top of layer of tiny silver particles on it. Still some work to do but its already wearable, showing its former beauty. Its not marked, but I really love this art deco bangle. It reminds me of Jakob Bengel jewelry.
    Hope you like it!

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oh! Beautiful deco bracelet!
      I have a silver lotion, called "Medallion Liquid Silver Lotion" which coud give it a plus silver shine, even if not chrome :-)
      It works on copper or brass, but sometimes not... Mysterious!
      What silver plating did you use?
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      You can see the result on a cheap costume brooch there:
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Oh such a great post kyra, I missed that one.
      My silver polish seems something similar to yours...
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Yes! Similar stuff :-)
      Don't hesitate to apply several times (after a good degreasing wash!)...
      I can't still understand why it sometimes don't work on copper!
    5. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Oh I spend yesterday most part of the afternoon applying several layers...till my bottle was finished ;-) it works great! Bracelet looks so much better than it was when I bought it
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Looks mostly like Bengel, nice design and colors. You learned a good shop from Kyratango.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      You do good work! Great bangle.
    8. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the love and special thank you to efesgirl, valentino, agram and kyratango for the valuable comments!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wonderful bangle! You did the right thing to buy this. Great information from kyratango.

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