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An anvil would really help with this. I had to use a solid aluminum block instead, which took longer.
I have a plain stainless steel necklace that I plan on bluing. I'm just wondering if the metal clasp components or links may break due to heating. (penny for scale)It would probably be heated anywhere from 490-600 degrees for a spectrum of the different colors. it was only 8 bucks but I'd rather not break it.
A few months ago i turned a nail blue (didn't use the quenching process, as I hadn't seen these instructions at the time) and the color seems to be very visible in daylight, I think because of the color temperature.
he said he used metal containers, those plastic ones were just as an example to display the liquids.