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Topic: JEWELRY EXPERT?? that knows how to make these??  (Read 1670 times)
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Crafty_Girl25
« on: January 19, 2008 03:37:16 PM »


this isn't me btw it's just a picture from the site Smiley

anyways... these necklaces are on this one site and the girl who makes them says that she doesn't have a machine that cuts them out. So how is this possible to make lots of these with such perfect edges? I'm perplexed...

let me know if you have any ideas!
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goldy
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008 04:14:34 PM »

I think it would depend on what the material was that she used.
If it was metal she would have to cut them by hand with a jewlers saw then file the edges which would take a while. or they could be cast but would also have to be filed and polished. if it was some other material like polymer clay they could be made with a cooky cutter.

   To me it looks (cant realy see well pic small)  like a stamped pice does, she actualy make the pendant or just put it together?
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Crafty_Girl25
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008 09:16:44 AM »

I thought it was metal but maybe it isn't...
here's another picture of a different design

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goldy
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008 09:44:01 AM »

The pics aren't clear enough to see. is there a web addy I could look at?
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VictorVenefic
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008 11:18:52 AM »

I'm guessing she gets them laser cut.
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Kron
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008 12:32:31 PM »

The second picture is a set of brass knuckles on a chain. Take a look at a google image search and you'll find a bunch :-D
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008 12:35:59 PM »

She might not personally have a machine that cuts them, but she might have them cut somewhere else.

If I were making them at home, I'd use Shrinky Dinks and do all sorts of fab colors! Smiley
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Crafty_Girl25
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008 09:23:09 AM »

here's the site http://www.lushaccessories.bigcartel.com/ but it doesn't show pictures just templates. the site with pictures is on myspace...
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PetitMer
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008 09:54:32 AM »

I would have to agree that it depends on the material. If it's metal it could be cast from an original, or cut with a die or laser if not sawed out as VictorVenefic suggested. If it's a more malleable material like clay or even pmc, it could be made in a push mold or with a cookie cutter. They can always be purchased too, these shapes are becoming more and more readily available, and some custom places like to sell their stock. Plenty of jewelry makers don't actually produce their own findings or components, but if they do, they would need to have at least some bench and foundry tools available to them.

I love using the shrinky dink sheets for multiples! It's an easy way of making lots of uniform pieces with a substantial weight, and best of all is you can do it in your kitchen! Wink
 
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goldy
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008 12:22:04 PM »

A very strange setup. no direct contact address for seller?   
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