Just a quickie…

I wanted to show you what I do when I’m buffing one of my pieces.

Full disclosure here that I’ve only just started to do this because I’m the SLOWEST learner IN THE WORLD!

You probably do this already so don’t rub it in.

When it’s finished but before I put the stone in I give it its black dunk or liver of sulphur spa treatment and buff it up as much as I can.

Then I set the stone and cover it with masking tape.

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I trim the excess tape away with an xacto knife

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and then really go to town on it.

I don’t buff it completely before putting the stone in because I don’t want to harden the collar too much, but I’m pretty sure you can do it all before the stone goes in.

I just like to make it harder on myself.

It’s more interesting that way.

I started to use these some time back.

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I like to use three of them together for the general buffing, after which I soften the look up a bit with a fine buffer.

Either this.

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Or one of these.

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And I use one of the yellow wheels on its own to just touch up the top edges of the bezel collar to give it a pop.

You can just use a general burnisher for this also.

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:)

 

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About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

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