This delicate, ultra-thin fine silver patent leaf sheet is used to add contrasting accents to metal jewelry pieces or other craft projects. Because this material is so fragile, it must be applied directly from its protective paper backing to the piece where it is needed. First paint the target area with an adhesive, then press the leaf to the area and lift the paper away, leaving the metal leaf in place.
Each individual package contains 25 sheets backed with protective paper to prevent crumbling or other damage. Use Gold-Size Quick-Drying Varnish or a similar adhesive to apply leaf to your metal jewelry or craft designs.
• If you want to use leaf to create metallic accents on lampworked glass pieces, a technique called 'fuming' must be used. Please inquire at your local glass shops for information on performing this technique. Alternatively, you can choose a thin foil such as that made for keum-boo instead of metal leaf to create these accents.
• IMPORTANT: As a supplier to the jewelry trade, Rio Grande strongly discourages any medical use of our fabrication metals. Your safety is important to us; therefore, we do not accept orders of fine silver for any purpose that includes ingesting, injecting, implanting or applying it topically. Do not use Rio Grande fine silver for colloidal purposes.