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« on: October 08, 2011 04:54:49 PM »

i'm looking for something fairly specific.. a cylindrical object 2.5-3" long, diameter about 1/8th of an inch, and preferably hollow (though that part's not essential). it needs to be sturdier than paper or cardstock, and either colored silver or paintable. (it's swap-related, so i can't say what i'm doing with it)

if only they made bugle beads that long, they would be perfect.  Undecided
i'm also rubbish at polymer clay, so that's a no-go.

any ideas on what i could use?
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011 10:16:46 PM »

Drinking straws that you can cut down?  I guess the question would be do you need them supporting something.

What about those tubes that come with tinker toys?  Papermate pen barrels, again cut down.


« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011 12:59:04 AM »

Aluminium tubing from a model shop?

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011 10:10:44 AM »

ooh, those are awesome ideas!
thanks a bunch.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011 02:00:26 PM »

You should be able to get piping from a plumbing or electrical supply place, too.

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