What happened here?? African brass beads gone crusty...
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Posted by: Luann Udell Post Reply
02/14/2021, 18:51:46

I bought these years ago. They are "rings" of three beads each. Inside the circular part was a black filling. I have no idea what it was, whether it was intentional, dirt, etc. Frankly, maybe I don't want to know!
When I pulled these out of hiding...er...storage...I saw the black stuff is now covered in a white fuzzy coating.
What the heck is the black stuff? What the heck is the white stuff???
Is there a way to clean the stuff out completely??

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