How many barrels

by Sheila
(York, UK)

Can you use the same barrel for fine silver, copper and polymer clay? Obviously, not at the same time just using the same barrel washed between media.

Stacy's Answer: Hi Sheila. I don't use polymer clay, but I do tumble all of my different metals in the same barrel without any problems.

A word about tumbling polymer clay. Make sure that your rubber barrels are well seasoned and not leaching any yellowish/greenish, etc. colors as those WILL permanently discolor light colored polymer clay.

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