I just took my bead out of the buffing tumbler.  They are really nice.  I love how they came out.  I am now going to work on getting them finished.  Some of them I have plans for already and I know that the rest will “speak” to me when they are ready,  (or when I get inspired to work with them!)  I can’t wait to get the rest of my beads to that stage.  It’s hard to wait but I would much rather have the tumbler do this work then myself.  If I did it all by hand, I would never get it done!  Latter this morning I will change the grit on the other beads and get them to the level of smoothness that I want and then hopefully get them buffing tomorrow afternoon/evening.  I can’t wait to show them off at the guild meeting this month.  I am very pleased with my first beads ever.  They are fun to make and actually easy to do.  I am surprised at who even the ugliest scrape of clay can turn into a beautiful bead.