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McJulie-O
« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2005 12:31:52 PM »

Our Hobby Lobby has copper tape in the stained glass section but I ordered mine from Scrapalatte  http://scrapalatte.net/ to get the extra wide size 5/16" http://scrapalatte.net/copper_foil_tape.html. Hobby Lobby usually carries it in the narrower widths.

You'll want to be sure to get the lead-free solder if you're planning on wearing it as jewelry against your skin.

Scrapalatte also has a tutorial http://scrapalatte.net/how_to_apply_copper_foil.html  and http://scrapalatte.net/how_to_solder.html  only slightly different from Alycimo's.
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« Reply #111 on: November 08, 2005 04:12:45 PM »

Yes, Lead-free!!! A very good idea even if you arent going to be wearing it...you dont want to be inhailing it when you are making something either!!! Its a bit more $$ but you dont want all the risks and side-effects that lead has...
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« Reply #112 on: November 08, 2005 05:34:49 PM »

Those are gorgeous.  I would totally steal and sell a small child for one.
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« Reply #113 on: November 08, 2005 07:25:22 PM »

WOW!  It's so stinkin' cool to see some other results!  Thanks for posting all the amazing work. 
tv -  your bead dangle is the cutest, I've been plotting something like that & now I have to try it.
(before I loved to burn myself with hot solder, I loved to squint at tiny beads and lose them in the carpet.)
bubble - I am all about the "blob-e-ness"   It makes them look handmade and rustic.  Mine are forever blobsters...
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tigergirl
« Reply #114 on: November 08, 2005 11:04:20 PM »

Wow!! I checked out the prices and availability of soldering irons, solder etc. today in my lunchhour - now I've just got to work out where I can get the copper foil tape from (in Sydney).

Hopefully I'll be able to get some Xmas decorations done in time.
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McJulie-O
« Reply #115 on: November 09, 2005 12:51:56 PM »

tvtrayart, Yes! How DID you do the bead dangle? I LOVE it!
(but don't have the vaguest idea of even where to look for an explanation of how to make a dangle-thingie...I have some beads that I bought in a moment of temporary insanity..what else do I need?)
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tvtrayart
« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2005 12:32:28 AM »

Alycimo, you rock!  I'm so impressed by your works of art. 

McJulie-O the bead dangle thing is easy!   Just add another jump ring and then use an eye pin with beads.  Cut the eye-pin leaving about 1/2-3/4" inch and then curl it into a loop with pliers leaving enough room to attach it to the jump ring on the solder.

This is a great link.  I didn't use this technique for the loop that I made, but I will for my next venture. 

http://www.dotcalmvillage.net/nowwhatzine4jan03/wirebasics1.html

Does that make sense?
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tvtrayart
« Reply #117 on: November 11, 2005 12:34:46 AM »

Good heavens! 

It's late and I'm tired and that's the worse explanation I've read in a long time.  Basically, you string beads on an eye-pin, cut off the extra, bend into a loop and attach it to the jump ring on the bottom of your piece.   
Hope that helps!
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McJulie-O
« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2005 06:35:45 AM »

I'm sure that will help me a lot, tv! What an interesting link! I can hardly wait to give it a go. Thanks so much.
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miney-mo
« Reply #119 on: November 27, 2005 07:12:59 AM »

I got the kit from Scrapalatte and I've been going nuts making stuff.  These are my favorites -- I made them for my friend Jackie -- I cut the images from an old Wonder Woman/Superman comic book.



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