Learn how to make your own anodized niobium earrings in this introduction to coloring metals. Students will create a pair of earrings while learning the basics of anodizing.
Anodizing is an electrolytic process that builds an oxide layer on the surface of a metal. Anodizing niobium and titanium produces a range of attractive colors without dyes or paints. These colored metals can be made into unique jewelry. You will learn how to anodize niobium and titanium safely and then make a pair of niobium earrings or pendants.