Topics: Findings, Earcuffs
I am trying to imitate ear cuffs I have previously purchased. One end of the ear cuff is sealed by a bead glued to it. The other end of the ear cut is left raw. How do I soften the cut raw end of the ear cuff so that it doesn't scratch the ear cartilage?- Tammy
If the raw end of the cuff is precious metal like sterling silver, you can hand file the raw end of the metal to a smooth finish. Filing plated metals will cause damage to the plating. The Jooltool™ Sharpening and Polishing System is a multi-functional tool that is perfect for grinding, sharpening, sanding, deburring, polishing and more. Metal clay is another option as you can create, file and sand your design to a smooth finish before you fire it. Metal clay is available in copper, bronze, sterling, fine silver and gold.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert