Hello friends! In the past I’ve generally only produced a few
jewelry pieces at a time and could either tumble with stainless steel
shot or hand polish pieces with more delicate elements, but I need to
be a little more efficient now. I’m sure these questions are very,
very basic for most of you, but I’ve not been able to tease the
specific answers out of the archives:
is there a tumbling media that anyone would recommend as a final
polish (presuming I’ve done appropriate pre-polish) for silver pieces
which contain elements such as glass beads with coatings, some of the
more delicate ceramics, or even polymer clay?
is there a tumbling media that anyone would recommend to clean
finished pieces that have been handled and may need refreshing from
fingerprints and slight tarnish (if different from number 1)? And
can I leave the tags on ?
I currently have a small vibratory and a small rotory tumbler but
have experience only with shot. I have a friend willing to give me
walnut shells and Two D L cream (?) that he doesn’t have a clue what
to do with.
Is this too aggressive for the above situations?
Is there any added added advantage to using walnut shells as a step
Thanking you for your help and for all the good advice I’ve