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Topic: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.)  (Read 139027 times)
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« on: June 12, 2005 04:55:57 PM »

i just joined today, I've been observing for a week...  You kids rock...
(hopefully i wont post this completely wrong)

I found a giant bag of old and ( sometimes crusty ) stamps at a thrift store.   
I knew they would make great jewelry, but it's has taken me a year to figure it out...







at last.  Success...
(and I got to learn how to solder)
*tutorial on page 2...*
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=39105.msg354958#msg354958
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2005 05:06:09 PM »

HEEY! These are nifty. I like 'em lots. I have a bunch of stamps i've made into earrings... though i'm curious to know how you made these into pendants?
did you just take copper/silver stripy thingy (its like half adhesive and used for stained glass) and solder the outside and the hook on? or did you do something else?

and is the stamp in between two pieces of clear something? or is it just glued on?

kk. But very cool!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005 05:07:35 PM »

That's totally amazing! I have a stamp collection that's just sitting in a box in my closet! This is such an inventive idea.... I would TOTALLY wear those... especially that fish one!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2005 05:24:32 PM »

HEEY! These are nifty. I like 'em lots. I have a bunch of stamps i've made into earrings... though i'm curious to know how you made these into pendants?
did you just take copper/silver stripy thingy (its like half adhesive and used for stained glass) and solder the outside and the hook on? or did you do something else?

and is the stamp in between two pieces of clear something? or is it just glued on?

kk. But very cool!  Grin
thanks...
1. yes, and 2. it's between two pieces of glass microscope slide... 
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2005 05:30:27 PM »

THOSE ARE THE COOLEST NECKLACES I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!! EEE!! I've almost totally stopped wearing Jewelry, but I LOVE LOVE those, especially the Goldfish, I'm a goldfish freak. I seriously want to buy it if you want to sell it. PM me with info, also do you have other different goldfish stamps?
totally gorgeous and unique. Is it silver sauter (sp) or nickel? (just wondering if it will turn my skin green)
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2005 05:34:54 PM »

Wonderful! I especially like the one that you can see clear to the other side. But, you know, if I had a stamp collection, I might hesitate to "cannibalize" my collection for this (for fear that I would pick the only valuable stamp in the whole thing).....HOWEVER, I wouldn't hesitate to scan them and use them that way.

Also, there's a whole artform of designing your own stamps (Yahoo has at least one group dedicated to make-it-yourself stamp art) and that would be REALLY cool to DIY for this jewelry.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2005 05:36:03 PM »

wow. those are gorgeous. any way you'd wanna make a tutorial or point me in the direction of a tutorial already on the net? i'd love to learn how to do make those pendants.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2005 05:48:39 PM »

wow, they are great!

you should make some and sell them. i would definatley buy one if i saw it at markets!

Susan
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2005 08:59:31 PM »

Those are great!  I've been reading all the posts on these trying to figure out how to solder and which gun to get, etc.  What voltage gun do you use and do you use all the flux and stuff or do you get the solder with the flux in it?  I have to admit, I'm really confused about how to solder this stuff.  I think it looks better to have it soldered, though because I'm really bad at putting the copper tape on evenly. 

Any advice on what to purchase to make beautiful creations like these?
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2005 10:48:02 AM »

ooo! i have a ton of old stamps and a soldering iron!

now for some thin glass...
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