If you love mirror finishes a jewelry bench polisher is the ideal tool for you. But did you also know that it's an excellent tool to work harden your findings, too? In my opinion, this is one tool that every jewelry studio can benefit from.
A jewelry tumbler can save you valuable time in a studio. It can place a mirror finish on a piece in minutes and work harden findings so you can move onto other projects. Place jump rings, earwires, headpins or anything else that you need to work harden into the barrel, turn it on and walk away. This is one studio jewelry tool that can save you precious time at the bench.
Watch the video
In the video above, I show you how to set-up a brand new tumbler, how much stainless steel shot to use, and the amount of burnishing compound that it takes. Plus, I compare pieces that have been tumbled vs. ones that have not been tumbled. See the beautiful mirror finish on sterling silver and copper and see how you can achieve a gunmetal finish by dipping the material into a Liver of Sulfur patina first.
What you'll need:
To tumble jewelry it only requires three items and here they are:
- Single barrel tumbler
- Stainless steel shot jewelers mix
- Shinebrite burnishing compound
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