Tumble finishing is the easy way to put a shine on metal clay jewelry. While in the tumbler, pieces are work hardened, which is a good thing for metal clay. Fill the barrel with 1lb minimum and 2lbs maximum stainless steel shot. Add your metal clay items (brass brush them first). Pour in enough distilled water to cover the shot, add 1 drop of a mild dish-soap (such as Ivory or original Dawn) as a burnishing compound, put the top on and place on the rollers. In an hour or two your pieces will be sparkling and shiny. Lortone tumblers are designed to handle the weight of stainless steel shot and are used widely in the jewelry industry, so you can depend upon this machine to last for many, many years. Lortone delivers quiet operation, quality construction, fast tumbling action and, best of all, it's made in the USA. Rubber barrel has a 3lb capacity. Complete instructions included.
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