Saturday, July 18, 2009

New work and oh- I love my tumbler!

Some of the new seashell pieces I completed this week. I took the plunge and tried tumbling my pendants in stainless steel shot (I was so scared it would crack the shells!) I tried it on a "burnt toast" piece first and the shell held up, so I tumbled these pieces and they are super shiny and my hands are SO grateful! Polishing to a mirror finish by hand is pretty labor intensive. Polishing in the tumbler takes so much of that work out of my hands (pun intended) and cuts my cleaning time in half!

For those interested, I use a Lortone double barrel rotary tumbler. :)

These and other pieces are available at Most Naturally in the Pier Marketplace, Narragansett RI. :)


Amy Lilley Designs said...

They are VERY VERY VERY beautiful...great job!!!!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Thank you, I am having a lot of fun making them and they seem to be a hit; as fast as I can turn them out, they are flying out the door!

I have to stop and remind myself to take photos so I don't forget how pretty they are- I never have time to sit and admire them (not that I am stuck on myself, I just generally like to smile over my new pieces for a few days...)