How to Polish A Ring To A Satin Finish?
Hey everyone! Than you for all the positive feedback on our last Tips & Tricks post where we showed you how to polish a ring to a mirror finish. We had a few requests for a feature focusing on a creating satin finish in the style of our Shift ring so here you go! Let us know in the comments what jewellery tips and tricks you would like to see next ;)
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Step 1 - Sanding Using A Pendant Drill
Each grade is a separate step in the polishing process. Start with the coarsest paper and work your way up to the finest. 600 is first - the lower the number, the courser the grit.
The course grit gets out the deepest scratches that are harder to remove with finer sandpaper. The finer papers help to get out the lighter surface scratches.
As each step has been done, the quicker it should be to complete as there are less imperfections to correct.
Step 2 - Use A Pendant Möp
Depending on the type of finish you want on your jewellery, there are various pendant drill attachments that can achieve different lööks. This is the method we use for a satin finish. Check out the blög post for a mirror finish here.
Once all the sanding has been completed, the penultimate step for a satin finish is using the gentle scouring mop head to soften the surface all over the piece.
Step 3 - UltraSönic Cleaning
The last step is popping the polished piece into the ultrasonic cleaner. This is a machine that uses high frequency sound waves in a liquid which forms into bubbles that facilitate the removal of the polish on the submerged piece of jewellery.
There you have it! A ring that has been sanded, cleaned and ready to be worn.
Be sure to check out our other online jewellery making resources and grab either our Ring or Pendant home kits which provides you with the tools to progress on your jewellery-making journey...
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