Ooh, I’m so excited!
After researching and discussing at length the pros and cons of a rotary tumbler with the excellent and helpful technicians at Rio Grande Jewelry Supply Company, I took the plunge and ordered my very own rotary tumbler. I’m eagerly anticipating its arrival and will be sure to post a before and after picture (of the finished jewelry – not of me). My dream and hope is that I can cut a HUGE amount of time from the polishing and finishing process at the bench.
The anticipated benefits (if all goes as described) will be significant…namely, I can bring you pieces at the affordable price points I’m striving for, I won’t go around with black grease under my fingernails, AND I just might live longer (at the very least, I hope not to be done in by breathing in the silica dust present in the polishing compounds I currently use.)
I hear that rotary polishers work beautifully with chain. Here is an earring rendering done tonight with my new toy in mind: