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!


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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