Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy, shiny silver

I've been making ear wires all day. It's a chore I've been putting off for a while but my earring inventory has gotten so low, I had no choice (show season is just on the horizon - must have zillions of earrings!). I have to say, though, that the new tumbler I received for Christmas makes this task almost a pure delight.

Boy, does it cut down on the clean up! I plop the pieces in after I pickle them and a little while later I have sparkly, blindingly shiny silver ready to be transformed into snazzy ear wires. Love it! How did I ever live without one for so long?

So a big thank you goes out to my baby brothers, Joshua, Patrick and Donald! You guys totally rock (tumbler)!
(Ha! Get it? Rock tumbler... oh, I've been cracking myself up so much lately...)

8 comments:

Pretty Things said...

Making ear wires IS a chore, mostly (for me) because I don't make the same ones over and over and I goof a lot. Kudos to your perfect ones! I love what you do!

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks so much Lori! That means a lot coming from Wonder Woman! :)

SummersStudio said...

My tumbler lives on my kitchen bench. I love my tumbler. I tumble things you would not even think of tumbling just to hear that swishy wave sound it makes. Your earwires are beautiful and I am happy you've gotten this little time saving device. It will make all of that chore of making different components so much more of a joy.

mairedodd said...

i have not invested in one of those yet and am wondering if i should... your earwires are always incredibly perfect! oh, and those marie antoinette heads... saving them for earrings, right?! or random dangles off a bracelet - seriously, one twisted turn deserves another... it could be side theme...

sandi m said...

OMG - can't live without my tumbler!! The BEST investment ever.

Necessary evil - headpins and earwires.

Have you ever thought of using fine silver? A butane torch, no pickle/mess and voila, wires in a jiff; pop them in the tumbler for shine and hardening. So much cleaner and faster than sterling.

Judy said...

A tumbler is on my list...Your earrings are always beautiful!

Kella said...

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missficklemedia.com said...

A tumbler really does add a professional touch!
You have an awesome family.