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My sterling has been getting more and more tarnished. I had been having trouble getting it shiny. Tarn X, Goddard's helped most items, but not all.
Since I had been tumble polishing sterling jumprings successfully, I thought I'd give the small size ( ~2 to 4mm wide) chains a whirl. It could only rip them apart or hopelessly entangle them.
So I tossed them in and crossed my fingers!
My first run was with just four chains. Took less than one minute to untangle them. Whew! ;D
Now it was time to do many at a time. I hooked 15 together. Took 11 minutes to undo them. ;D ;D
Here are the before and after photos. ;D ;D ;D
Here they tied at the ends before tumbling.
This jumbled mess is just out of the tumbler.
Jumbled mess somewhat straightened.
All straight, and it took about 12 minutes ;D