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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm desperately seeking colored ball chain in plastic or metal. Ideas? on: July 10, 2009 04:43:50 PM
Just curious if you found anything to go with. I have been looking into the same thing. I sell pendants on Etsy and offer black and silver chains but would love to offer to pastel chain.
Anyone who is selling them on Etsy or Ebay is getting them from China or the like. There are a few different wholesale companies that come up when search for it on google. I have never emailed to ask what the price is and they don't post it. Most will have a min. order of 10,000. But if your are buying ball chain 10,000 probably wouldn't be too overly shocking of a total. I'd have to think they come out to very little a piece when purchased at that big of a bunch.
Other than that the best I've found is about .50 a piece for chain in color.
Let me know if you've had any other success.
Kris
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making glass tile pendants? What glue, etc? on: May 16, 2009 01:03:51 AM
I use Aleen's Original Tacky glue which can be found at any craft store. It works great...clear and very secure. Just have to get the hang of rolling out the air bubbles and excess glue. Then I have been using the E6000 epoxy glue to attach the bails and it works very well. Just that it's highly toxic and not what I want to keep using. Have a new glue I bought but haven't tried yet.
If you have any questions just ask. I know it's very hard to figure out on your own. Check out my shop to see what I do and you can leave me any questions there if you want.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need serious Photo Pendant HELP!! on: May 15, 2009 11:07:08 PM
I use a photo quality inkjet printer because the quality is so much better than what you get at the copy places. I use a premium glossy paper that is very shiny on both sides or it just can't tolerate all the wet. Many people say they use modpodge to seal it and then use diamond glaze or similar to glaze it. This would work sometimes for me. Very thin coat of modpodge...dry...then one more. I found I could only use one coat of glaze on top of it or it would all kinda melt down. And sometimes the glaze would just melt the modpodge because it took so long to dry. I just never had good enough luck with this and the glazes are just not tough enough. You can dent it with your finger nail even after it dryes.
I ended up using just plain white glue and a uv resin. The resin only takes 20 min. to dry so it doesn't mess with the glue. And the uv resin is way less toxic than the epoxy and there is no mixing. And it is durable surface.
If you have any questions just ask.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help re picture pendants/charms on: May 15, 2009 10:45:12 PM
I went through all of this myself and it's a nightmare. I use an inkjet printer because the photo quality is so much better than what you get at a copy place. As far as the bleeding with my photo charms, I ended up using plain old white glue to seal the picture and a resin over the top. VERY thin layer of glue. Dry then one more. The other sealers take so long to dry that they would melt the glue down again. I use a uv resin so it drys in 20 min. and works good.
As for my glass pendants, I just use the same white glue to attack them to the glass. The only problems I've had with bleeding is if it's almost all black. You just have to roll the excess glue out to avoid bubbles and ink build up. Some bleeding will occur but I find the ink rolls out with the excess glue and the picture looks great.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Punk swap gallery on: May 10, 2009 05:43:30 AM
So much cool stuff! You guys really outdid yourselves. Can't wait till round 2 so I can get involved.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: psychobilly/horror punk swap gallery of ghoulish delights! on: May 10, 2009 05:36:45 AM
Wow! Everyone did such an awesome job. These are all so great. I will have to get in on this the next time. I lots of fun ideas!
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