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back of the broach
This is the back of the broach. I chased the pattern on the back and gold plated it. Adds a bit of interest and is easier than polishing the back to a perfect mirror finish.

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  • Trish White
    Trish White Love the idea of back decoration- how did you retain the silver color around the gold plating- do they paint something on the silver to protect it from the plating?
    January 2, 2017
  • Jim Jordan
    Jim Jordan Thanks again Trish. I have a pen plating setup so it's like using a marker. Just draw where you want the gold to be. I also plated the upper edge of the silver bezel with gold and the sides of the bezel with black rhodium. That helped tone down the...  more
    January 2, 2017