hi i'm trying to find out how to recreate a finish that i have
seen on a collection of silver jewellery on sale here in the uk -
it's called the 'dazzle' collection and can bee seen on the
manufacturers website - http://www.kitheath.com basically it is
a glittery finish produced by heavily randomly pitting/marking the
surface of the silver to give a rough 'glittery' finish. anyone
got any ideas as to how this is achieved?
Hi, This particular finish you are looking for is not done with a
diamond flywheel cutter. This is done using a pointed tool with a
tiny diamond set in the end... Imagine a Burr with the head cut off,
then setting a diamond in the tip... This tool is then used in a
hammer hand piece that attaches to a flex shaft such as a Foredom.
There are also air operated hammer hand pieces that work.
When the Hammer handpiece moves the tool up and down, the diamond
tip impacts with your work surface and creates very tiny rough
impressions that sparkles brilliantly.... it takes a bit of time to
texture a surface with this method ,but well worth the effort ...
And very costly in production as it is quite time consuming. This
makes a textured surface that no other tool can do....
These used to be available from various supply companies, But it is
fairly easy to make if you have some stonesetting knowledge and a
tiny diamond. I believe these used to cost $40- $80..., but can be
made by hand for only a few dollars and some labor. Daniel Grandi
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