Saturday, August 16, 2014
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Posted by Smithing at 11:03 AM
Monday, April 15, 2013
This is a pair of 18K white gold glasses with 14k rose gold screws. I like using 14k rose gold because it has more of a rose color than 18k, plus it is harder and works well for the mechanics.
I was commissioned to make these to match an antique pair of glasses that were made of horn.
I am working on a new pair of glasses for myself. They are sterling.
Posted by Smithing at 9:51 PM
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Posted by Smithing at 1:23 PM
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
How to hand polish Silver with gold accents and gilded gold on Antique Silver.
Wrights polish is gentle hand polish I use for things that need special care.
I did find out that Hagerty's does put ammonia in their product. You do need ventilation when using Hagerty's. Cape Code Polish has petroleum product in it. So be care with any of these products. Wrights is non toxic.
These are the three polishes I use for Hand Polishing. I do have ventilation and use it when working with toxic products. Please use rubber gloves. Use gloves that do not have patterns in them, smooth gloves are best. Soft towels can be bought at any Auto Supply Shop. If you do use paper towels, I prefer Bounty. Blot the paper towel, do not rub dry. Even a paper towel can scratch Silver. Soft towels used for Auto Detailing will not scratch your silver.
Posted by Smithing at 8:30 PM