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Topic: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.)  (Read 132948 times)
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« Reply #210 on: June 30, 2006 09:35:42 AM »

Ok - here is my second try at this!  I found that taping the jumpring in place worked out well. 



One interesting thing about this try is that the glass didn't break as smooth as I would have liked and I was able to build up an edge using the solder.

I also found out (on the third try) that the glue for the tape will melt and thus move on you.  As such, I am having to retape the next one.  This is a fun project!
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« Reply #211 on: July 12, 2006 06:12:21 AM »

well I just came across your tutorial today and wanted to tell you a different approach.  I use pictures that i take myself of my kids and sunsets..ect..print them out on the computer  and sometime even laminate them first.  But I  have never used the glass slides, I had no idea where
to get them when I started trying to do this..So I just used regular clear glass.  Cut it to the size I want to make my neclace, and then for the backing I cut a pepsi can up with tlin snips to fit for the back.  It works great and makes it unique!  Although I never thought of using stamps, but will have to try that next,  I use to work for a company opening mail and when I did we would keep alot of the really cool stamps, so I have a box fulll..Thought of throwing them away awhile back, but as a crafter was sure I would find some use for them..glad I kept them...
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« Reply #212 on: July 15, 2006 03:18:27 AM »

oooooooooh. how did i miss this til now? everyones are gorgeous, i'm very jealous Tongue
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« Reply #213 on: August 05, 2006 12:12:38 PM »

Thanks for sharing your generous 'how-to' on the most excellent postage stamp necklaces!  I know several ladies (most-very difficult to find something they like) who would love these as gifts!  Thanks so much for sharing! Grin
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« Reply #214 on: August 05, 2006 02:17:23 PM »

anybody know where to get memory glass online? i cant find a retailer around here and havent found any websites with them in stock either. pointers?
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« Reply #215 on: August 08, 2006 10:18:14 PM »

Those are AWESOME~~~I would just love to make those, wow i am glad i found this, i have a lot of stamps that would be just perfect for making into stamps....tehehe i like love them!!!! Cheesy
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crafty fay
« Reply #216 on: August 10, 2006 05:37:54 AM »

hi there,

does anyone here know what can i subsitute with copper tape? I couldn't get any in singapore and i reckon glue don't do well with heat.

the scrapbook store here is pathetic they don't sell the glass and those from frame makers are simply too thick and non lead soldering wire seem impossilbe too.....oh i am so desperate and in love with this project.

help! help!
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McJulie-O
« Reply #217 on: August 10, 2006 06:32:58 AM »

I don't know about substituting for the copper tape in order to solder, but another method for getting something like this is using melted UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and dipping the edges only, and maybe your local scrapbooking store would have it.....very similar look but perhaps not so permanent.

Have you checked Scrapalatte? http://scrapalatte.net/ They ship overseas, and have EVERYTHING you could possibly need. They were mentioned by the first poster of this thread, and I ordered my first set of supplies from them.
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crafty fay
« Reply #218 on: August 10, 2006 05:51:17 PM »

I will check out this UTEE thingy here and i really crossing my finger hard and hopefully this method works to hold them together as i tot to sell in a mini craft show.

i will try and let u ladies know again Smiley i would appreciate if someone had other alternatives.

thanks in advance
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crafty fay
« Reply #219 on: August 12, 2006 07:42:36 AM »

hey mc julie, i found the copper tape and managed (with lots of struggle) to complete it with 2 pieces of thicker glass as i had no luck on slide here yet *urggg*

anyway, this is a great idea for a 16 inches necklace but not longer as it seem to hit on table and also not gd as a keychain ya...i wonder anyone here had any idea to seal the glass to avoid breaking it thru rough wearing?

i will post my pic soon !!!
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