I found a recipe to create rust...so here we go..
Gather objects to rust - a variety to see what works best:
then the formula for rust:
WARNING: This is not nice ingredients especially when combined - so do this outside UPwind. I first put 1/2 cup vinegar in my pickle jar with a spoon full of salt - then measured 1/2 cup chlorine bleach in a big glass measuring cup and went outside. I stirred the salt to dissolve...dropped in the 'items' and then carefully added the chlorine bleach. Nasty combination..be careful. I picked up a stick and CAREFULLY stirred with my other hand holding a folded up washrag over my mouth and nose. Chlorine gas is not good for lungs.
Set the jar in a safe place (inside an old wooden box - not perched here for the photo shoot) OUTSIDE - with the lid off and went to check a few hours later...
The foam on top let's us know it is working and oh look at the brown solution. Oh, I hope this works.
The next morning...I go to a remote area (and over a container I can put a lid on and take to the toxic recycle center) carefully pour as much of the toxic liquid off as I can and then pour the contents into a cardboard box, with one end off so I can then drain the liquid out of the box easily.
Now sitting in the sun drying out - things are beginning to look lovely. Of note, the cheap earring is rusting the best, pins okay...bells pretty good...tiny hearts not so much. Once dry I will spray them with a sealer/varnish so as to keep them from staining fingers and fabric and use them on my heart pins with other various doodads and buttons hanging about.
The most interesting and comical part of the little experiment in rust...is this, my hubby brought home some nice old tools he found 'in the field'...
and last night while eating dinner asked if I knew of any way to get RID of rust on things. Hummm...as a matter of fact...
I'm doing the exact opposite...oh, my.