i produce a line of dichroic glass jewelry. one of the styles is a
dangle earring. when i make these in my kiln, i have a piece of
nichrome wire sticking out about 2". after firing, i form a loop,
cut off the excess, and then polish the wire with a felt buff and
polishing rouge. the result is a shine that looks very much like
silver, and matches my silver earring wires very well.
i recently found out about the Tumble Vibe 5. my problem is
determining what media to put in it. lots of things have been
suggested, and i’m at a loss. first, steel shot was suggested.
then i found out it costs $125 for 6 lbs. that seems like a lot of
now i have been told that i could use carbon steel shot, with a
burnishing compound and water. this would be much less money. i’m
not sure what to ask for when i order the burnishing compound.
i could use some help here determining what the right combo would be
for me to order. none of this stuff is for sale where i live in
hawaii, and i need to get my order right, because returning
merchandise is expensive.
many thanks for any suggestions!