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Topic: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.)  (Read 136942 times)
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« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2005 10:26:50 AM »

That is fabulous.

I wish I could make one..unfortunately, the last time I ventured near a soldering iron (electronics class last year) I ended up with an ugly grey gash on my hand.

Huh. Some best friend SHE was.

I love these necklaces, very stylish!

nushybum  Grin (not that I'm laughing at your pain)
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« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2005 12:45:33 PM »

if only i had some soldering equipment..
love the fishy stamp necklace!
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« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2005 11:21:38 PM »

I just ordered my kit from scrapalatte!  I'm excited and think that the getting the whole thing in one fell swoop will really help me get started.  I'm going to do christmas ornaments with family pictures, etc.   Is this something that I need to do in the garage with the door open for fresh air, or will I be o.k. in my craft room (i.e. are there a lot of fumes?)
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« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2005 08:51:11 AM »

I know I've been working on making a charm myself. I've been doing it in the kitchen, the first solder I bought from radio shack wasn't that bad with fumes, but I got some other stuff from Wal-Mart and it has a lot of fumes! I also didn't buy the kit off the net, had a solder gun/iron thingie already, so I went and got the other items around town... but I would be sure it would say in the kit when you get it! You have to post pics when you're done!! Cause I wanna see Cheesy
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« Reply #74 on: October 20, 2005 08:54:42 PM »

Mishy, can you post your stuff? Smiley

Mireneh, what did you do that made you fail at the one's that you did?  Why didn't they turn out?   Post the one that you did make!  We'd all love to see (or maybe I didn't scroll back enough to look?)

I have my suspicions that it is not as easy as it looks.  Hee! Hee!   Grin

In the meantime, I think I'll get a small fan....
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« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2005 09:02:44 PM »

I ordered the kit from Scrapalatte too.  I've made one pendant and failed on a few others, but I'm trying out different things.  I haven't noticed any fumes and use it in my craft room.  I do keep a fan running to circulate the air.  Since the solder is lead free and the flux is non-toxic I didn't really notice any odors or fumes.  Good luck and please post your ornaments!

I made sure I got lead free solder, but the guys at the store that I've asked questions to in referance of solder and flux, the solder you purchase in the store now has flux in it, and they are making solder lead free now (trying to make all of it lead free, or are making all of it that way). But maybe it's because the flux is in it or something? I don't know, or it doesn't take much heat to make it melt like the others and the gun I use gets really hot? Not really sure, but I bought face masks just in case.

Mishy, can you post your stuff?Huh  Smiley

Mireneh, what did you do that made you fail at the one's that you did?  Why didn't they turn out?   Post the one that you did make!  We'd all love to see (or maybe I didn't scroll back enough to look?)

I have my suspicions that it is not as easy as it looks.  Hee! Hee!   Grin

In the meantime, I think I'll get a small fan....

I'll post as soon as I finish. I have a really bad obsessive issue with taking things apart over and over again until I feel it's as close to perfect as I can get it... So I have been taking the solder off over and over again trying to get it really smooth... in the process I burnt up my solder iron (oops!). But promise as soon as I finish I will be posting Cheesy
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« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2005 11:49:17 PM »

I know what you mean and I can see myself doing the same thing.  Sigh....

Good luck to you! Grin
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« Reply #77 on: October 21, 2005 12:29:05 AM »

Oh. My. God. I LOVE THESE!!!  Must instantly go buy all the supplies, learn the technique, and become obsessed with this project...
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« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2005 10:57:53 PM »

Hey everyone, wanna let you know the awesome breakthrough I had last night with these yummy charms!!! I have been using a 100watt gun with the big wrap like tip on the end (the one my father recommended), well I kept having issues with the solder not being perfecly smooth. Then I burnt his gun and almost caught fire (not very good) so I bought another one at Sears and got a "medium job" one that converts from 100w to 140w.. well that bad boy just melted that solder in a moment's time and was really thin... I want the bubble, but smooth. Well Michaels has this 10 (or 11?) in one tool on sale for $19.99 which my mom is totally wanting, and has for a while. Well I figured while on sale I'll exchange an item that was $25 bucks for it that I never used and wasn't going to need and get it for my lovely mother. Well soldering is one of it's optional tools.. I didn't think it would work being only a 35watt and has the pen tip like piece since I keep hearing about the other type tip. That little guy from Michael's is a blessing. I was able to make it totally smooth and easy to work it... you have soo much more control, and it's easier to hold. So if you guys are going to do like I did and get things on your own, rather then buy over the net for lack of patience you don't need a really big one for the job, the smaller ones with lower wattage is in my opinion FAR SUPERIOR to the big mack-daddy ones!!! Still working on the piece, was almost half asleep when I discovered the miracle tool was really the best little tool in the world like my mommy said (it is true, mother's really do know best... crazy eh?)
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« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2005 10:37:01 PM »

Thanks Mishy!  I'm glad to hear that because the one I ordered in the kit is about a 30-40 watt or so.   I can hardly wait to get it!!  Thanks again for the tip!
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