A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 297,492
Currently Running With Scissors:
659 Guests and 30 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 25 26 [27] 28 29 ... 40
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.)  (Read 134742 times)
Tags for this thread: fish , postage_stamp , necklace , microscope_slide , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
**Lisa**
« Reply #260 on: January 17, 2007 08:12:29 PM »

Wow!!!  So much talent I am very impressed!! 
« Last Edit: February 07, 2007 07:20:52 AM by EmilyFlew » THIS ROCKS   Logged
nancyger
« Reply #261 on: January 18, 2007 03:47:45 AM »

Lisa, congrats on your growing business!! I love my soldering kit I got from you! Here's my most recent soldered stamp creation. It's a little different b/c I only used 1 really thick piece of glass on top of the stamp (instead of sandwiching it between 2 pieces of glass). So, it's only soldered on the edges (you can't see the solder from the front). Does that make sense?!
   
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mom to Sandy, Roo, Teddy, Azlan, Whitey, Squeaky, & Rudy.
Crafting addict. Buy my handmade goodies...
http://KarmasKreations.com
http://karmaskreations.etsy.com
cyndiq
i am aka sewsweet08 on yt come say hi
Offline Offline

Posts: 2453
Joined: 02-Jul-2005

aussie craftster


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #262 on: January 18, 2007 04:22:45 AM »

Love how these have gotten so popular and are so fun to make. Hubby got might stressed when i stole his solder iron lol.
I have made heaps of these.
you dont need an expensive kit, you can buy it all quite easily in hobby & electronic stores.
I enjoy making them to give away as gifts and in the swaps.
Its great to make them in the theme people want or I use aussie stamps. I love adding dangles to enhance the theme.
I have been making them for 6 months so and everyone seems to still like getting them.
here is some samples of what i have sent.
a dolphin chasing sunken treasure:

made the letter d for domUNIQUE in the sweatshopswap, she likes typewrite key style letter d.with dangles as requested.

cyndiq
THIS ROCKS   Logged

**Lisa**
« Reply #263 on: January 18, 2007 09:17:07 PM »

Nancyger Yes I get it that is very cool looking!  It looks like a picture of me (he he!!)  I am glad you are happy with your kit & are having fun creating with it.  The whole kit idea is to provide a great product at a great price while saving you time from having to find all the correct tools & materials.  When I first started I wasted so much $$ on the wrong things, hazardous items or things that didn't work.  Plus nothing came with instructions as many people have mentioned. 
« Last Edit: February 07, 2007 07:26:22 AM by EmilyFlew » THIS ROCKS   Logged
devilninny
Offline Offline

Posts: 2287
Joined: 11-Feb-2006

isnt he adorable?


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #264 on: January 19, 2007 03:36:59 PM »

ok so just to clarify...i have the slides and the gun (borrowing my boyfriend's) but i should order the copper tape and solder online?  we have no hobby lobby around but we do have michaels and hardware type places.  is it best for me to get the supplies online that are for glassworking?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

crochetaddict033
« Reply #265 on: January 20, 2007 01:29:41 PM »

Hi All! I usually just browse around but this has me so interested I have to jump in here and try doing some of these. I was looking for the 10 in 1 tool from Michaels and it isn't listed online  but I did find this http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=gc0420 (oh I hope that link will work!) Does anyone have an opinion if this would work for this project or not? I'm so excited to try and get started, I'm so impressed by all the pics here, they're all so awesome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jessi
cyndiq
i am aka sewsweet08 on yt come say hi
Offline Offline

Posts: 2453
Joined: 02-Jul-2005

aussie craftster


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #266 on: January 21, 2007 02:00:22 AM »

looks good.
cyndiq
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mmd32
« Reply #267 on: January 21, 2007 02:49:21 AM »

Hey, Cyndiq..question. I keep trying to buy a soldering iron at the craft store, but dh keeps telling me to put it back, saying I can get a skinnier tip that would work a lot better. What size do you have, and where do you get your supplies?? Grin

Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

cyndiq
i am aka sewsweet08 on yt come say hi
Offline Offline

Posts: 2453
Joined: 02-Jul-2005

aussie craftster


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #268 on: January 23, 2007 04:09:47 AM »

hi mmd32,

when i first tried it out, i bought a really expensive lot of stuff at a glass lead supply place, but since than  found nearly all the stuff cheaper elsewhere. like the solder iron, stand, solder is better from dicksmith, just look for the leadfree  solder with the inner core of flux. about $15 aussie for a big roll. i got the diamond tip glass cutter at the hardware but i am sure dicksmith would have it.

i find stamps, people save for me.

copper tape i got from the lead lighting glass  place, big rolls so will last a long time. they have glass there too if you want to just try a piece of coloured glass. might have to try a medical supplies place or anywhere that sells microscopes/slides on line. i work in a hospital so um i get them there so cant help on buying them, i saw some online somewhere. maybe google. maybe dicksmith has em, they sell microscopes. will look when i am in there next.
you can also solder glass beads, the flat sided ones, good for a sun catcher idea. wash em in hot soapy water and dry well on a clean teatowel before using.  vinegar lifts stickers off glass well if you need to.

anyhow the cheap little 30-40 watt solder iron work well, but they dont come with replacement tips if you buy a really cheap $5 one from crazyclarks. but at dicksmith they sell one with replaceable tips. get some tip solder thinner too to coat the tip before u start, and a stand and one for those copperfoil things for getting solder off the end. it will be there.  i found that using the liquid flux, corroded the tip of the iron heaps. thats the main expense, the iron tips, clean em up a lot as you go. you use a water soaked mini square of sponge to do that, but only use this brand:
(will have to go and find it at supermarket, packet not there)
otherwise it will stick and wreck your solder iron. i will let u know.

the iron tip of the higher watt iron, burnt me fingers, very hot and the edge of the paper/stamp in the glass got singed. so i have given up on them. they werent adjustable.
you can buy and adjustable set up from dicksmith, with a workstation, not bad but a bit dearer to start off but i would have got it if i had seen it and had the money.

anyhow you are supposed to be wanting me to make u one in the swap mmd32 lol what will i swap u if you make these too hehehe, nah go for it.
cyndi
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mmd32
« Reply #269 on: January 23, 2007 04:17:18 AM »

anyhow you are supposed to be wanting me to make u one in the swap mmd32 lol what will i swap u if you make these too hehehe, nah go for it.
cyndi


Cool, thanks for all the info!! Makes it easier to sort it out! Cheesy

And, I want one NOW! lol Plus, I am highly visual, so learning how to do something is SO SO much easier for me, if I am holding one in my hand. Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 25 26 [27] 28 29 ... 40 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Tress Trends of 2010
How to Make Your Hair Sparkle
Hot Celeb Winter Hairstyles
How to Get Healthy Hair: 5 Quick Tips From Ken Paves
Ken Paves’s Ponytail How-To: the Updated Braid
Latest Blog Articles
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Winner of Craft Challenge #102 - Swap & Share 3

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.