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Topic: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.)  (Read 152030 times)
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« Reply #180 on: January 28, 2006 11:10:21 AM »

fucking amazing
« Reply #181 on: January 28, 2006 11:47:56 AM »

Pink Water Fairy, those are great -- so pretty!  I love Johnny Depp!  Wink

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« Reply #182 on: January 29, 2006 03:16:16 AM »

thank you very much  Cheesy

re the "Just one question...is that third picture of a pin? I LOVE IT! What kind of backing did you put on it- a pin or a magnet?"

yes it is a pin and it has an ordinary brooch back on it - one of those silver coloured ones thats about an inch long with 3 holes in the metal bar.
i fixed it on by laying two bits of thin wire across the back of the pin/brooch where i wanted to put the brooch pin on, i soldered the ends of the wires on to the edges of the back of the frame.  then i "tinned" the wires and the brooch back separately (tinning is just covering with a thin layer of solder - flux first).  then i laid the brooch back on top of the wires and just heated the untinned side with the soldering iron - this melted the tinning solder underneath the brooch back on to the tinned wires and it stayed on !!

by the way, in the UK you can get lead free solder from plumbers merchants - you have to use it for soldering pipes that carry drinking water

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« Reply #183 on: January 29, 2006 06:17:29 AM »

Thanks so much. Your description of how you did it is invaluable....that helps a lot!
« Reply #184 on: January 29, 2006 03:04:40 PM »

I tried soldering a small pendant again (the glass cracked on one side last time), but stopped and gave it time to cool off 1/2 way thru this time and it worked!  Smiley


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« Reply #185 on: January 30, 2006 08:42:41 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

This is very cool!! I can imagine things beside stamps. My kids have a knack for finding four leaf clovers. I can't wait to try this!!

Thanks for the great idea!!

« Reply #186 on: February 23, 2006 07:00:49 PM »

I have finally gotten all the supplies together to try this and I love it!
Here are mine. The pics were cut out from some 1950s home and fashion magazines I have.
The first one I made is the one on the right with the ribbon & dog pic.

The second pic is the other side of the same pendants.

I will probably eventually place some of these in my etsy shop but the doggie one I am keeping for myself.

Thanks for the great tuts and pics.
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« Reply #187 on: February 23, 2006 07:27:31 PM »

Those look wonderful! I especially like the dog one- very cute!

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« Reply #188 on: March 11, 2006 10:32:14 AM »

Love 'em, Jozi!
The dog looks like the "The Dog That Bit People" (James Thurber).  The first of your 1950's ladies looks like Doris Day.  This made me think what a great variation it would be to make these kind of pendants using small reproductions of old movie posters.  Would be another wonderful thing for the fans to collect anyway.
Well done.

Alas, my husband has a soldering iron somewhere, but has yet to find it amongst all the bits and pieces cluttering his shed.  Probably a good thing, as the last thing I need to do is spend precious study time on crafting, right?  Heh heh.

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« Reply #189 on: April 27, 2006 02:33:41 PM »

i love these!

i tried to read through most of this thread, but it's sooo long.

anyway, i have a few questions:

- i made some of these using just foil tape (it's silver-colored, not copper).  the woman at the store said i didn't need to solder them and they would hold up just fine.  anyone know if that's true?

i would like to try soldering, though, so:

- if you use lead-free solder, do you need to use flux?
- does the foil tape have to be copper?  i have a bunch of the silver stuff left.

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