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Topic: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.)  (Read 133094 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2005 10:57:00 AM »

You could easily sell those in a fancy pants boutique...to me Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2005 11:10:45 AM »

Wow, those are really cool.  I love the goldfish one as well.  I'm so impressed that you learned to solder.  Wanna barter?  I'm just a sewer.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2005 11:27:30 AM »

I love the fishy one it's super adorable. Great colours I would totally buy that.
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2005 07:41:40 AM »

Those are really gorgeous, and a great way to showcase those beautiful stamps!
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2005 03:49:57 PM »

 oh i remember my collection of stamps  Grin   
For some reason they sold Cuban stamps massively and since they were very colourful, i could not resist Tongue

 but what i wanted to say is that these pendants are very very inspiring, beautiful, cool and chic!!!!  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2005 06:02:26 PM »

I want the green one. I need it! GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!!!!  How did u make those! tute for the love of god tute!
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2005 11:55:41 PM »

So, its easy peasy.  My husband taught me some techniques for soldering, but there are some simple instructions to make similar fun things, and absurdly cutey-pooty things on the site that I got the idea for using the microscope slides at (a scrapbooking place, http://scrapalatte.net/) and thats where I get the solder, copper tape, and flux. (so I can be sure its safe, not leaking toxic-lead-gunk into my neck.)  I get my slides at microscope depot its much cheaper.  But if you wanna read it here -  This is how I do it
   
a) Choose stamp, score and break the microscope slides(with a glass cutter), mount the stamp to a nice piece of paper,
(or not.  If you do it can be double sided. and as martha would say "that's a good thing.")
   
b)  Make a glass-stamp-glass sandwich, holding it closed with a springy clamp thing. 
Size counts, make an effort to use pieces of glass that really match well

 Wrap the edges in copper tape, rubbing it aggressively down to make some really good contact with the glass.
 c) One edge at a time:  paint with flux, and solder.  Its hot. Dont burn yourself.
 it should be resting on a heatproof surface (perhaps a piece of glass.)
  
I like to have the clamp on the bottom holding it steady. eddie. 
d) Make a nice extra blob of solder,  where the jump ring can be attached.  Flux the ring and the blob. 
 Holding the ring (with pliers) heat the blob until just molten, and then jam that ring in.
 
Hold for a few seconds, and then admire. 
e) ooh

 This is my first attempt at posting a tutorial... it's time for bed now. 
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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2005 08:56:16 AM »

 ;DGreat tutorial thanks.
I don't have soldering equip either so won't be able to do it though. You should definetely sell these.

But just a suggestion on the soldering? I noticed that the sides get lumpy cause you do all of it standing up.. like the glass is standing up? Not sure if i'm making sense here. In doing stained glass i've found that it was easier to solder the sides (the front and back) with the glass laying flat on top of a base (flat wood usually) and then afterwards go over the edges...

 Cheesy I don't know if i'm just being meddlesome.. but i'm sure you've tried it on your own and thats the best way that you've found. Well anyhows. great job and awesome looking stamp necklace... Now i want to go take another stained glass course just so i can solder stuff..
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2005 09:05:23 AM »

this is just what i needed!!! i know a girl who does something similar to this and always wanted to try it...the stamp is a neat idea too!!! now i must buy the tools!!!! yet another crafty thing to do on a rainy day!!! thanks so much for the great tute!!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2005 05:41:13 AM »

those are the sex.
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