Polishing

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    How To Create Texture Using Polishing Tools

    Who doesn’t love a good texture? There are many ways to add texture to your jewellery, and I often use burrs, files and waxes to add deep and pronounced texture to my work. Here I am going to show you a few quick and easy ways to add texture using a range of polishing tools […]

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    How To Clean & Polish Using Radial Discs

    Radial discs are a handy item to have in your tool kit. This is why we asked Shirani Fernando to show off how to clean and polish a pendant using a selection of radial discs and a pendant motor What is radial disc A great tool for cleaning and polishing jewellery. Available in different grades. […]

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    How to Polish Sterling Silver Jewellery

    If you’re just starting out in jewellery making then polishing is something that is on your list to learn. This is why we had Pop Up Jewellery put together this blog to guide you into the world of polishing I became a polishing fiend when I started creating my own jewellery. There was something about […]

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    How To Cut And Polish Gemstones By Hand

    Wondering how to cut and polish gemstones by hand? Asking yourself “is it worth investing in tools for cutting and polishing gemstones”? Well, we’ve put together a selection of methods and tools for cutting and polishing gemstones without a machine. So whether you’re just getting a taste for lapidary, you’re trying to introduce it to […]

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    How To Clean Jewellery Using Elma Ultrasonics

    Does your jewellery need an extra boost to restore it to its former self before selling? Cleaning jewellery with an ultrasonic can provide just that, leaving your pieces looking as good as new. Whether you’re looking to clean a bracelet, rings or a necklace, just follow our step-by-step guide to find out what you need […]

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    How To Polish Metal Jewellery With A Foredom Drill

    One of the most complex and time-consuming elements of jewellery making is buffing and polishing. This stage in the process is one that you want to get right, first time – so any way that you can speed it up is a bonus! That’s why we’ve put together our top tips on how to polish […]

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    What Is Jeweller’s Rouge?

    When creating new jewellery pieces for your collection, you may want to add a high shine mirror finish to your silver and gold. The best way to achieve this? By using jeweller’s rouge. Watch our customer review video to discover more about how Dave Wilson (the artisan behind Celtic Dreams jewellery) uses jeweller’s rouge to […]

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    Glossary Of Jewellery Polishing Terms

    New to jewellery polishing? Want to learn more about the technical jargon that comes along with the jewellery manufacturing process? Use our glossary of polishing terms to get to grips with all the tools and terms related to the polishing process. Polishing The entire jewellery polishing process removes small amounts of the metal’s surface, leaving […]

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    A Jeweller’s Guide To Using Polishing Compounds

    Stepping into the world of advanced jewellery-making requires a lot of patience and a deeper understanding of the intricacies that come along with perfecting your designs, especially when it comes to different types of polishing compounds and the jewellery polishing process. Polishing compounds. Jeweller’s rouge. Buffing wheels and mops – there’s so much to discover […]

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    How To Use A Polishing Mop

    Using a polishing mop is a vital technique required by all jewellers who work primarily with precious metals, and it’s a technique that requires a lot of practice to master. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned jewellery maker looking for some extra tips, read our guide on how to use a polishing […]

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    How to Use A Tumble Polisher To Clean And Polish Jewellery

    Learning how to use a tumble polisher will give you the opportunity to free up your time while simultaneously cleaning and polishing the jewellery designs that you’ve already manufactured. If your customers are demanding more of you, and you need to speed things up, getting to grips with tumble polishing (also known as barrell polsihing) […]

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    Jewellery Finishing Techniques For Beginners

    In our final installment of this beginner jewellery making tools series of blogs, we walk you through the tools of the trade you’ll need to refine and finish your latest precious metal projects. There’s nothing quite like coming to the end of a long jewellery making project and reaching that rewarding stage of finishing the […]

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