It’s off to the Barrel hall this week!
The white metal jewellery pieces need to be polished and cleaned before being plated in gold and palladium and our barrel hall is the perfect place for them to be to have their “bath”!
Ceramic “beads” or media are placed in large spinning barrels along with the product and lots of warm soapy water.
Each piece goes through 3 different stages – and each stage has a different size bead in order to polish and clean the piece expertly until their surfaces are smooth and free of any dust.
They come out all squeaky clean and shiny ready for their next phase – and as you can see so far there are many steps involved in the birth of a beautiful piece of jewellery.
I find every phase just as fascinating to observe.