next time you are trying to jam the beaters into the hand mixer while simultaneously plugging it in, make sure it is turned off! fingers caught in whirling beaters does not feel good!
note to self…
Ouch!!!! I'm sorry that happened. It is something I totally would do and i'm brunette. For some reason, I don't think hair color has anything to do with it!!! ha ha.
Ouch! My sister-in-law has one of those stories too!!In regards to your question about the oxidation....the only solution I have found so far is a Blackening & Polishing kit at www.infinitystamps.com. They do not list prices, so I emailed them and they gave me a pdf saying the kit was $35 and shipping is $10. I haven't ordered it yet, but I plan to pretty soon and I'll let you know. I am hoping the container has some ingredients listed or something, because I have a feeling there might be a much cheaper solution out there somewhere! I really want to ask someone on Etsy that I've seen with blackened stamped jewelry, but I'm not too sure they'd give away their secrets. ;)
I know, I always try to be aware of the plugged-in status of my beaters while I am putting them in. I am deathly afraid of doing just that. ('cause that is definitely something I would do. it's kinda like me and knives.)