Friday, March 25, 2011
Tumbled Silver Jewelry
I could not live without my Lortone tumbler! In fact I have two of them. I tumble my jewelry to harden the silver and to give it a beautiful shine. Just remember that all stones cannot go in to the tumbler. Never put in pearls or soft stones. Lampwork and crystals are fine in the tumbler.
This is all you have to do to get a beautiful shine to your jewelry:
Place 1 pound of mixed stainless steel shot into your barrel. Put jewelry into the barrel and fill to just above the steel shot with water. Then add a couple of small squirts of blue Dawn dish soap and a few drops of burnishing compound. I have found that this combination works the best.