Daily Wire Tip Jan. 10: Types of Tumblers and Use

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
January 10, 2010


What type of tumbler (vibratory or rotary) is best for tumbling finished wirework jewelry to remove any small nicks or scratches on the wire? What is the best media to use in either type of tumbler?


We have a great new article with comparisons of both tumbler types as well as tips about how to tumble your jewelry pieces here: https://wire-sculpture.com/jewelry-making-blog/1384/tumbling-your-jewelry/

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    January 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I have been told that here in the south to use pecan shells,they say that it won’t hurt anything.

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    Hetty Estes

    July 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    How about zwarovski crystals? Do you know if dry rice will work to remove burs on chain maille with crystals?