All posts tagged "tumbling"

  • Featured Tool of the Week: Lortone 3A Tumbler TUM-110.00

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Tool of the Week for November 21, 2011 sponsored by JewelryTools.com This week’s tool: Lortone 3A Tumbler, Item # TUM-110.00 This video requires Adobe Flash player. If you don’t already have Flash Player,...

    • Posted November 21, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 14: What Stones Can Be Tumbled?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for July 14, 2011 Question: I’ve tried several sites for this question, and can’t get a straight answer, just generalities. I have a tumbler, wet, and I need to know what I...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 15: Tumbling Chain Maille Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 15, 2011 Question: Should chain maille jewelry be tumbled? Is that to harden it so that the links don’t open? -Sue in Easton, Pennsylvania Answer: Hi Sue, many folks tumble...

    • Posted June 15, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 8: Dawn for Tumbling

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 8, 2011 Question: I know you don’t tumble much Dale, but maybe one of your co-workers can answer: Why Dawn for tumbling? I’ve seen so many people say use Dawn...

    • Posted June 8, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 24: Siamese Jewelry and Nielloware

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 24, 2011 Question: I have read that Dale does not use a tumbler, but maybe someone else can tell me what happened. I use a tumbler for short periods of...

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 22: Tumbling Lucky CZ Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 22, 2011 Question: I recently bought some CZ multi colored Lucky Stones and they are truly breathtaking. My question is, will I be able to tumble them in my tumbler...

    • Posted March 22, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 13: Tumbling Chain Maille Jump Rings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 13, 2011 Question: I have started making chain maille jewelry. But I find that most rings are too soft for my liking. I hear that tumbling the rings will temper...

    • Posted February 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 12: Tumbling Silver Plated Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 12, 2011 Question: If I tumble silver plated items, will the plating be removed? -Faye in Middlesbrough, England Answer: From the research I have done, you can successfully tumble polish...

    • Posted February 12, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 10: Spray Protectants for a Glossy Finish

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 10, 2011 Question: In the Rock Tumbling 101 tip, regarding tumbling and polishing slabs etc., you indicated using a "spray protectant." What type of protectant is this? I have not...

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 30: Vibratory and Rotary Tumblers

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 30, 2011 Question: The article Polishing Your Wire Jewelry mentioned using a tumbler. I have a tumbler, but mine vibrates instead of rotating. Can I still use it? The article...

    • Posted January 30, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 24: Tumbling Lapis and Other Natural Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 24, 2011 Question: I put a lapis lazuli pendant in a rotary tumbler to harden the wire, and when I took it out, the lapis had faded. How do you...

    • Posted January 24, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 6: Tumbling Jump Rings for Chain Maille

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 6, 2011 Question: I have started making chain maille jewelry, but I find that most rings are too soft for my liking. I hear that tumbling the rings will temper...

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Dec. 18: How to Polish Apache Tears

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 18, 2010 Question: Good morning Dale, I’m tumbling some Apache tears and they refuse to polish up to that fine glass finish we all love. Can you give me some...

    • Posted December 18, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Adding Shine to Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I bought some rough cut slabs to wire at a bead show and now I don’t know how to make them shine. The colors and shapes are made for wiring, but...

    • Posted December 9, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 17: Hardening Wire Wound with Pearls

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 17, 2010 Question: I do a lot of wirewrap in making my necklaces. I want to harden the wraps, but am afraid of tumbling because most of my necklaces have glass,...

    • Posted July 17, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 14: Tumbling Your Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 14, 2010 Question: I’m using a Lortone tumbler with stainless steel shot to polish/harden my sterling silver creations.  What medium should I use when polishing creations with sterling AND gemstones?  I tried...

    • Posted April 14, 2010
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