I made some Petoskey stone and unakite beads for my wife’s Pandora bracelet. Watch how I do it so you can make your own! This is my video for @Theo Kellison’s Maker’s Challenge. Please check out the other challenge videos linked below.

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— Kershaw Knives Customized Handles – Agate Enchantment & Rock Wizardry

— Agate Slab Lamp – Katydid Rocks!

— Making a Belt Buckle – Gravel Bar Hopper

— Door Stops, A Beginner Rock Creation – Montana Rock Mom

— Pizza Party of One! Making A Slice of Pizza From Rocks – Currently Rockhounding

— Obsidian Tower – Quest for Details

— Prepping a Fossil Crab – Mamlambo Fossils

— Making a Stone Gnome – World of Rock Hounds

— YouTube Play Button Made out of Stone – Agate Dad

— Making a Glow Ring with Yellowstone River Rocks – Rockhounding Life

— Wire Wrapping a Labradorite Stone into a Bracelet, Keychain or. Pendant – Marlaina Atkins

— Making Whiskey Cubes from Stone – Rookie Rockhounding

— Carving a Stone Dragon – Theo Kellison

These are the grits I used to polish the Petoskey stone beads. This is wet/dry sandpaper available at automotive stores.
80, 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, aluminum oxide polish

This is the procedure I used in the Lot-O tumbler for the unakite beads:
2 TBSP 220 grit silicon carbide for two days
1/2 tsp 500 grit aluminum oxide and 1 TBSP borax for three days
1/2 tsp aluminum oxide polish and 1 TBSP borax for two days

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