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chelleyf
« on: April 22, 2008 09:56:15 AM »

They aren't the neatest soldering attempt, but they are different.  I like how they turned out.  I put copper foil tape around the 2 caps & then soldered on the foil & soldered a jump ring on the top.  I also made the chain that the beer caps are hanging from.  I'm gonna give the coors light cap to a friend & keep the bud for myself.
Thanks for looking Wink

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008 12:55:24 PM »

Here's a suggestion for you...it's what I do when I solder caps.

Foil and solder each cap individually, and then solder them together.  And use tons of flux so that the solder flows really easily.  But first, burnish the foil deep down in to the crimps. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008 01:37:02 PM »

i'd rock em  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008 02:32:29 PM »

Thanks "funkyjunkdesigns" for the tip Grin  I'll try that.
Thanks to you also RachelKristin.
I love feedback on my stuff Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 12:41:53 PM »

This is outrageously awesome I'm stuck at the fact that you made the chain and the caps are amazing aswell.  I don't wear jewlery but I would wear this it's great!
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