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thegirlwhoflies
« on: March 20, 2011 11:31:07 AM »

This is my first time posting so any and all comments are appreciated!



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About 5 hours. It's tedious work trying to get all those beads on.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011 05:57:21 PM »

That's really cool, I love the idea.  My only suggestion is that when you are doing coils and swirls at the ends of your wire, you'll get a more finished look if all the coils are the same size.  I do a whole mess at once and then use them as if they were headpins.  A great tute for coils can be found here: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/how-to-create-a-wire-coil  I know it's a bit difficult with the resistors, but I think you will find the time and effort are well worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011 06:46:40 AM »

Neat, I actually suspected it was resistors from the thumbnail on the home page.
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KatMonstah
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011 12:56:16 PM »

I love this! I shall have to try making some things with resistors Smiley - where did you buy them from or did you just have them lying around?
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thegirlwhoflies
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011 02:22:09 PM »

@DestinationVenus
That was the one thing that bugged me about the wires, I didn't use a pair of pliers so my coils look pretty sloppy. >_<

@KatMonstah
I wish I had this stuff lying around... Radio Shack sells them for about $12 for 500, but I know you can buy them in bulk for a lot less.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011 07:07:38 AM »

$12 for 500 isn't too bad, I don't think??  Granted, I don't know much about resistors!!  I LOVE the look of this!  Totally geek chic, I have some techy friends that would be mucho impressed if I showed up sporting this little number Wink  Awesome work, oh...and a belated welcome to Craftster!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011 08:37:19 PM »

I could only imagine how much work it took, it was well worth it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011 05:34:56 AM »

I like your bracelet. I made some earrings out of resistors, I like the geekiness! I had no idea you could buy resistors in bulk at Radio Shack, hmm must put that on my list...

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011 06:21:39 AM »

That is so cute!  I had deconstructed an old alarm clock and saved all the resistors.  I had no idea what I wanted to do with them, I just knew they had possibilities.  Now I know!
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