- Change rough stones into beautiful, high luster gemstones
- UL listed heavy duty rock tumbler
- Includes: Rock Tumbler machine, rough semi precious stones, grit, polish, jewelry settings, and glue
- Detailsed instructions included
- Ages 10 and up
This heavy-duty Smithsonian Rock Tumbler can turn rough stones into beautiful, high luster, semiprecious gemstones.
It may be a grind to wait nearly 30 days to create polished rock jewelry with the Rolling Stones Rock Tumbler. But, as the makers write, "you are grinding in days what it takes nature thousands of years to do in a stream, river, or ocean." So, find a clean, remote area with a properly wired outlet where the constant tumbling won't disturb others (and where curious little hands won't wreak havoc), and start rolling. The first step involves assembling and lubricating the tumbler itself. Once the two-cup, plastic barrel rolls easily atop its 10-inch-long and 6-inch-high plastic base, it's time to open the small bag of gritty stones that comes with the kit. Constant maintenance and much patience will reward the owner with shiny stones in about one month. A small sampling of jewelry settings and findings is provided, along with order forms for gold-tinted accessories. --Liane Thomas