The other day my husband bought me new rock tumbler to use to polish my beads.  A wonderful idea, even though it won’t make the bead polish faster.  At least it will not be using my time to do it.  I am currently playing with it and my first batch of beads (except the one I REALLY like).  I have had it running for about 3 hours now.  I bearly hear it in the background, which is good.  I will be checking it in about one hour, just to see how things are going.  I started the project by cleaning both of the barrels (although I am only using one).  I then lined one of the barrels with wet/dry sandpaper, cutting pieces for the top and bottom.  I added the beads and more pieces of sand paper for them to tumble with.  Following the directions, I added water to cover everything and closed it all up.   I will let you all know how things are going.  It will take time.