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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / how do i attach clamps to the ends of cord/leather thong on: January 29, 2006 06:46:31 AM
Help please !  Huh

i recently bought some 'fold over clamps' for finishing the ends of cord/thong to hang a pendant on.  i am having trouble actually folding the sides of the clamps over the cord and i am wondering if there is a special tool/pair of pliers/crimps for doing this?
or how does anyone else do it?

the clamps look like this, one is a side view and i have put the end of my cord in the other one and not attempted to do any folding, but the sides should fold over the cord:

12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.) on: January 29, 2006 03:16:16 AM
thank you very much  Cheesy

re the "Just one question...is that third picture of a pin? I LOVE IT! What kind of backing did you put on it- a pin or a magnet?"

yes it is a pin and it has an ordinary brooch back on it - one of those silver coloured ones thats about an inch long with 3 holes in the metal bar.
i fixed it on by laying two bits of thin wire across the back of the pin/brooch where i wanted to put the brooch pin on, i soldered the ends of the wires on to the edges of the back of the frame.  then i "tinned" the wires and the brooch back separately (tinning is just covering with a thin layer of solder - flux first).  then i laid the brooch back on top of the wires and just heated the untinned side with the soldering iron - this melted the tinning solder underneath the brooch back on to the tinned wires and it stayed on !!

by the way, in the UK you can get lead free solder from plumbers merchants - you have to use it for soldering pipes that carry drinking water
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.) on: January 27, 2006 05:53:45 AM
hi everyone
i found this tutorial a couple of weeks ago and i thought it was completely amazing and humungously inspiring !!
have never been brave enough to post any pix of what i have done before, but i am quite proud of these and i am completely addicted to soldering !!
(i've never put any pix in a post b4 either, so i hope this works  Cheesy)

14  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: coloured duct tape in the UK on: April 25, 2005 05:52:55 AM
thanks !! i'll try them
15  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / coloured duct tape in the UK on: April 10, 2005 11:40:22 AM
where can i buy coloured duct (duck) tape in the UK?

i only found this site yesterday and i love all the duct tape stuff, have nicked a roll out of my husbands van and have made two wallets already from this website http://www.seanm.ca/duct-tape/wallet2.html but i've only got grey and i've just bought some black
please help !! im desperate !!
16  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Inkjet shrinkie plastic??? Where can I buy it? on: April 10, 2005 11:34:07 AM
try www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk - they've got loads of paper that you can print stuff on with your inkjet - they do shrink paper in white and black - its the same as shrink plastic but a bit thinner.
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