For those of you who don't make jewellery at home, (or at all I guess) a tumbler is AMAZING.
It will take a piece of jewellery (or stone or metal) and will burnish the CRAP out of it so that when you pull it out, it's the shiniest, smoothest, SHINIEST thing you've ever seen.
I've got a mini one that I use in the studio here and I LOOOOVE it.
I've got some stuff in there right now actually. I'll pull those pieces out in about 5 minutes and wash them off and OOOH and AAAH for at least 50 seconds.
Then I'll put whatever it is in there (right now it's necklace components, but I will do this any time I take anything out of there) and put it on and silently hope for people on the street to stop me and ask "Where DID you get that fabulous thing??"
It's only happened a couple of times, but let me tell you.
Also awesome? Check out the coolest 4 year old I know wearing a certain something.
(I nicked the photos' from Dee's blog, but I am sure she doesn't mind!)
I know you can't really see if she's wearing it in the second picture, but I just love that Sass!
Back to work!