Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quick Tip for Tumbling


as I was packing up a few pieces to get tumbled today, I realized this may be a simple tip to share with my fellow metalsmiths.

If you have many items to tumble at once, AND they have a hole of some kind in them, string them up with something before throwing them in the tumbler. I've used wire in the past, but my newest discovery is using up a pack (really just one) of surgical steel earrings. As shown in the picture, if you string the pieces on the earring, it locks in place with a little hook. When held together this way, the pieces all stay together, but still get tumbled nicely. SO Much easier than fishing around in your media!

5 comments:

Flower And Bud Jewelry said...

Great information. I like the way they look on the earring as well. Very good idea though. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to share. :)

casualgal said...

great idea - thank you!

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

A very good idea! Thank you :D

somethingunique said...

What a great tip thanks for sharing ttfn L:)

Judy said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

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