Molly, I never use emery paper , I only use white diamond, black rouge then red rouge. I can always get a mirror finish. Why do you use emery paper? are you emerying the surface to just the edges. Try giving this pair of earring a satin finish, then start again using 24 gauge silver, try to get your final product without the emery paper. Hope this helps. By the way, I really love black rouge on silver. It cuts just enough to soften edges and enriches the silver look.
A lot of people must have stronger ear lobes than I do. I make
earrings from 26, 28, and sometimes 30 gauge. A lot of sanding can
be done on 26 gauge. If you don’t need to sandpaper, are these
highly textured earrings? If not, you must be a fantastically
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