Dragon Cuff Links in Antique Bronze
These are a pair of handmade antique bronze cuff links based on a dragon charm design from the 1950's. The head of the cufflink is 2cm long and 2cm wide and the cufflinks are a rigid curved bar that 1cm from the base of the charm. I make these to order, so take about a week to make them.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic. Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin.
If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or enamel.