"Break a glow stick and put in clear nail polish." DO NOT DO THIS HOLY CRAP! There are some toxic chemicals in glow sticks that have not been tested on nails. They make glow in the dark polish that is safe, just buy some.
Patina--vinegar (white or apple cider) and salt. For small items, fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and sprinkle in about 1 tsp salt. Add any metal you want to 'age'. Seal if you touch items a lot
Thomas Jefferson, purportedly a great lover of both cheese and Italian food, brought a macaroni maker back from Italy and served his baked macaroni and cheese at dinner parties. Martha Stewart perfect Mac n cheese.