I recently found a bunch of old, black glass beads of my
grandmother’s that she had stored loose in a plastic box. They are
now all scratched up and dirty and I wondered if they could be
polished back to their original luster. I don’t think they are actual
jet because of the weight, and chips reveal a glass-like surface. I’m
guessing them to be about 40-50 years old.
Any suggestions? I have two rotary tumblers and use plastic media
and stainless steel shot for my metal polishing so I wondered if they
could be used for glass. I didn’t want to attempt putting them in the
kiln because of possible explosion or melting. Seemed a bit risky
since I’m not 100% sure of the material.
Red Bee Designs