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« on: June 09, 2009 06:14:36 PM »

Has anyone seen jewelry like this?  I've seen pendants and earrings and such.  I'm wondering where to buy the little screws that have the eyelet on the top.  Um, that's the best way I can describe it so I hope someone knows what I'm talking about.


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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009 09:45:15 AM »

I have seen someone on here, not sure who it was, used these little eyelet with a screw end, you can find those in hardware usually used to hang pics with a wire, walmart has a picture hanging kit and they are in it and you can find the seperate to. does that make any sense!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009 12:35:27 AM »

i think i remember them saying that you drill a small hole on top and you use the jewelry eyelets and a good glue like e6000
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009 08:55:38 AM »

I don't see a photo or a link in your post, but I presume you mean the regular tile size for Scrabble tiles.

The metal loops with threaded shanks are called "eye screws."  They can be purchased in any hardware store in various sizes.
To get the really small ones though, you may have to go to a hobby or craft store then look in the "miniature wood things" section rather than in the jewelry findings section.  Hobby stores also sell lots of things for making miniatures and dollhouses, etc, so could also be in a different area there.  
Various online jewelry suppliers (firemountaingems.com, etc.) should also have various sizes, and even some online hardware suppliers or dollhouse suppliers.
To use those, you may have to drill a pilot hole first to keep the wood from splitting as the shank is screwed in or just if it's too hard to screw into plain wood (depending on size of shank and type of wood used).

You could also glue in an eye screw (into a large hole) instead of screwing it in, or instead of an eye screw you could
use an eye pin (which also has to be glued in**).  
An eye pin is a wire jewelry finding that has a loop at one end and a long shank (which can be cut to any length with wire cutters or even toe/fingernail clippers).  You'd have to make a hole for eye pins though since there's no sharp point or threads on their shanks.  (Eye pins can also be made at home from wire, using round-nose pliers.)
Often super glue is used as the adhesive, but since the material you're using is probably bare wood (in the hole), you'd probably want to use an especially strong "white glue" (e.g., The Ultimate!" by Crafter's Pick, Weldbond--Universal Adhesive, etc.), or a regular white glue (Sobo, tacky glue, Elmers GlueAll), or use another type of glue--like a 2-part epoxy resin, E6000, or even Gorilla Glue (though that swells as it sets and is yellow).   A clear "cement" type glue might work too, but has no flexibility.


**when embedding eye pins (or head pins) into polymer clay pendants or other danglies, if you ever do that, no glue is necessary if the shank is bent before being inserted into the clay (and clay is snugged back around it):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pendants_cording.htm > Full Loops


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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009 07:42:41 AM »

I just bought a set of 100 eye screws from fire mountain gems:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H202222FN

You can get them in silver and gold plated.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009 08:19:33 PM »

Ooh I love those!  Make sure to show a completed one if you do it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009 08:11:03 PM »

Or instead of a screw you can glue on a bail; this requires a really good E600 glue and the bails come in different sizes.
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