Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Cactus Monday!

Here is a little treat that I discovered going through my Mom's jewelry...
A copper ring that is engraved with what looks like roadrunners, and small saguaros!  She must have picked it up on one of her trips out west...or maybe my Dad had brought it back to her from one of his trips (he recruited at university's at times).

Anyway, it was all tarnished, so i researched ways to clean copper, and tried the first method, which was to pour vinegar over it, then add salt.  As soon as i poured in the salt, the ring changed color...right back to it's lovely shiny new copper look...and i fell madly in love!

I think the green finger that results will be well worth the Mom love I feel while wearing it.

Happy Cactus Monday everyone!!!

P.S. The Cactus Monday group icon picture, features our dear blogging friend, Marianne's recently departed cat, Sjimmie, who we loved so much and will sorely miss. Rest in peace dear Sjimmie.  Xoxo.



11 comments:

Lynn said...

Precious find and so nicely cleaned. Enjoy wearing it Julie.
Yes, so sad about Marianne's kitty.

marianne said...

Thanks Julie for honoring Sjimmie in your post!
How cool you found this ring and what a great tip to clean the copper. It looks like new!
Do you get a green finger? Maybe a gold dip? So it will be gold plated.
Anyhow what a lovely find to remember your Mom by.

Happy Cactus Monday dear ♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lucky you to find a treasure of your Mom's. HCM.

Rohrerbot said...

It's difficult losing a pet. I've had to do this now 4 times. It's so sad. But on a brighter note, I love your roadrunner ring......that is very unique and fun!

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
What a darling ring you found. I know you'll think of your mom whenever you wear it. I've never seen one like that. That was a great way to clean it up also. Great idea.

I'm sorry about the kitty....its always sad.

I hope you've had a good day Julie.
Judi

Teri Casper said...

Awesome find Julie. What a treasure. We will make her an honorary member of CM.
Sweet tribute to Sjimmie.

HCM

Julie said...

Thanks Teri!!! Mom would like that!

Danavee said...

Losing a pet is the worst :(

The ring is GREAT!!!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

oklahoma exile said...

Beautiful! I had never heard of the salt and vinegar cleaning agent for copper. I will try it the next time I need to shine something coppery.

oklahoma exile said...

Beautiful! I had never heard of the salt and vinegar cleaning agent for copper. I will try it the next time I need to shine something coppery.

Diane AZ said...

The copper roadrunner ring looks great. Sorry to hear about Sjimmie, the Cactus Monday kitty.