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?
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.