Thursday, 28 February 2013

Focus on... achieving a perfect polish by hand!

We are often getting asked the best ways to achieve a high polish on metal pieces so we thought we'd share our top tips and favourite products for achieving a high polish with ease. If you don't have a Dremel Multi-Tool in your workshop then these are the perfect alternatives to achieve a gorgeous shine by hand.

The perfect way to start polishing..
The perfect way to start polishing..If you haven't tried using Garryflex sanding blocks yet then you are missing out. These fantastic sanding blocks are much easier to use than sanding paper. They feel a little like an eraser but have grit in them just as sandpaper does. You can use them as a whole block or we often cut them smaller to reach smaller areas and really remove all the dirt and scratches. Work through the three grades as you would do with sandpaper to begin the polishing process.



Perfect polishing by hand...Perfect polishing by hand...
We love these polishing papers, it's so easy to see why they are one of our bestsellers! These sheets of paper are in a range of grades, simply work through the grades to work up to a lovely shine on your metal. We find it really useful to wrap them around a little bit of wood (or even an emery board nail file) to allow you to really work through the grades quickly and work up to a lovely shine.The great thing about these polishing papers is that you can polish your jewellery designs from the comfort of your sofa! We tend to use these after we have removed larger/ deeper scratches using Garryflex blocks.

Get that added shine...




Get that added shine...
Once we've worked through the grades of our polishing papers we often like to give our designs that extra little bit of shine by using a jewellery polishing cloth. A few rubs of this brilliant cloth add that finishing touch to your designs allowing them to really shine! (It's also great for polishing up your tarnished jewellery and other items!)



The perfect kit to get you started...
The perfect kit to get you started...
Our buying team at Kernowcraft have put together the perfect polishing kit to get you polishing up your jewellery designs by hand. If you don't have a Dremel Multi-Tool then this is the perfect way to polish your metal designs from the comfort of your home. Our team have carefully chosen all that you need to polish your metal by hand including sanding sheets, polishing papers and a jewellery polishing cloth. If you are just starting with jewellery making this is a fantastic kit to get your home workshop started.

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