Day 53 Jewelry Cleaning Tools

Howdy again! Well, after all the hard work of getting your pieces just the way you like them, you have polished them to a glistening thing of beauty……now what? How do you get the polishing compound off of the pieces of jewelry? There are a couple of ways to do this.

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We will be focusing on cleaning with an Ultrasonic Cleaner and a Steam Cleaning Machine, but if you have no equipment like this yet, there is still a way to clean off the polishing compound, using a Extra Soft Toothbrush and some liquid soap mixed with water. (I like Simple Green, it is not harmful to you or the environment) After cleaning with a toothbrush and soap, use a Polishing Cloth to remove any blemishes.

It is important, however, that while you final polish your piece, that you do not use a lot of Rouge because the more rouge you use, the harder it is to get out of the cracks and crevasses.

Now if you do have an Ultrasonic Cleaner and a Steam Cleaning Machine, here are a couple of tips to use. First, use some Coated Copper Wire that you can pick up at a hardware store and cut and bend them into a bunch of “S” shapes (I have many of these) and hang them from another coated wire that rests on top of the ultrasonic. I have also used Vinyl Coated Paperclips for smaller pieces.

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After cleaning them in your ultrasonic cleaner, rinse with clean water and steam clean. I hold the pieces with a pair of Spring Tweezers with Clear Vinyl Tubing to protect the pieces from scratching.

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There have a finished clean piece of jewelry you can be proud of. Time to sell that one and start on the next project.

Thanks again for stopping by and coming on this jewelry making journey with us. If you haven’t yet, “Subscribe to this Blog via Email” in the upper right area of this webpage and you will get all these nuggets of goodness delivered to your email box.

Now go enjoy your shiny day!

Doug

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