Intro: Fume Jar for Patina
My first ible..
Just a basic fume jar for creating patina on copper and the like.
Step 1: Tools & Meterials
Copper Wire (I used 12AWG)
Hot Glue Gun
Pickle Jar (I used one with a wide opening)
Patina solvents (ammonia, or Vinegar and salt, or whatever you like.)
Very optional (spray Lacquer)
Step 2: Bend the Wire.. Make the Hook
Time to bend the wire..
I used copper because the stainless steel I had was far too thin and the copper will patina over time, and I hope help speed the reaction.... (hey ya never know) :)
Step 3: Hot Glue the Wire to Lid
Need I say more??
Well, resist the temptation to glue the mount to the center, but rather try to align the ' shaft ' of the hook to the center of the lid. My lid has one of those pop up for freshness indicators, so I used that for center, hey this aint rocket science, good enough for you is all you need.
The good part about this is if the wire gets frail it can be removed and reattached. The lid should be resistant to the fumes for some time (you could get fancy and spray with a lacquer coat). Once the unit has met its service life (or been dropped) it can be recycled back into the world. Keeping this little project green!