What is the best way to clean galvanized steel chainmail if you do not have the money for stainless steel shot?

hello I make wire jewelry out of galvanized steel wire, and I just noticed that I have misplaced my stainless steel tumbling shot for cleaning it all before going to market. does any one have any idea of what else I can use that is cheap? can I simply throw sand in my tumbler to clean the galvanized... show more hello I make wire jewelry out of galvanized steel wire, and I just noticed that I have misplaced my stainless steel tumbling shot for cleaning it all before going to market.

does any one have any idea of what else I can use that is cheap?

can I simply throw sand in my tumbler to clean the galvanized steel?
maybe crushed glass??

I don't have alot of money but i need to clean my jewelery before I take to market, I think before headed out with it I'll be coating it with clean nail polish but I need to clean it first..
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