Beads and Yarn



Fast Finish: Polishing With Power Tools

Monday, June 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Cost: $175.00

Creating a beautiful polish on your jewelry is very satisfying, but the technique of finishing itself can be confusing. So many bits, tools, and abrasives. When and where do you use each one? And when do you use a flex shaft vs. a buffing machine or even a mass finishing tool like a tumbler.

This one day workshop will help students to learn how to prepare their work for the final polish and then to create a high luster, matte finish or textured surface. 

Techniques Taught:

• How to set up and use a flex shaft
• How to use larger buffs and polishing motors to accelerate polishing
• Power tool safety
• Choose clean abrasives that are safe to use in a home studio and healthier
• Recommend abrasives
• Using polishing compounds
• Use power tools to relieve patina and polish highlights

Kit of materials included with the class. Each student will have their own bench to work at, a flex shaft and kit of abrasives to use. Students may bring their own work to polish or work on sample pieces. 

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.


Students should have prior experience with jewelry fabrication (sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, etc.), like successful completion of Basic Jewelry 1 or the Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 course. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Joe Silvera

Upcoming Workshop Dates
Date(s) Times
Mon. Jun 810AM-5PM


Fast Finish: Polishing With Power Tools

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