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I have purchased some very promising jewelry chain from my local MIchaels craft store.  Size and shape are excellent but the finish is a bright "silver".  I have no idea what the chain is made of but desire to change its color to something more "realistic" for boat model work.  Ideas?

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Eureka .... we are on to something!  I first checked my chain with a magnet and got no reaction.  Then I heated it with my torch and was pleased to see the "silver" changing to dark grays and black.  When I buffed it with a cloth I saw "copper".  Now I will search for a way to color any copper that shows thru those grays!

Thanks for your help!

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