DAY 14 - Rock and tumble with granite
14 days with the tumbler running 24/7. Time to check and see how the granite is going.
Once again as expected the tumbler is full of grey slurry. I'm looking for rocks that are becoming rounded and it looks as if I'm getting there. I've rinsed all the rocks and media but saved the slurry from each barrel I expected the rocks to take a total of 4 weeks on stage 1 but I think some will be ready to move onto stage 2 after just another 7 days when they would have had 3 weeks at stage 1.
I've put the slurry back in and topped it up with a little more coarse grit (80).
Pic shows the rocks so far. Yes, they are matt, but that is how they should be at this stage
Today's project. Creating a contemporary sterling silver wrap around some stones that I rock hounded while in Skiathos last year and have since polished to a high lustre. I'm hoping to end up with a pair of earrings that will match or compliment the pendant I wrapped earlier. Here is some of the equipment I'll need to complete the task