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Pink_Dinosaur
« on: January 11, 2006 05:49:27 PM »

i made this necklace for batgirl in the ongoing swap 4. she asked for a mexicana theme.
it was my 1st microscope necklace and its reversible.
im pretty pleased with the way it came out.

Fiesta side:
http://portfolio.iu.edu/lshimer/necklace1.jpg

Loteria side:


close up:


View of the beads:



what do you think?
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McJulie-O
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006 10:34:42 AM »

Hi, I misread the title and so hadn't clicked on your thread...
This looks great, but I have a question....or a couple of questions, really. I've seen full slides made into ornaments for decoration only, and I know that you can buy 2/3 size slides (1" x 2") for jewelry, and can cut your own down to 1" square and/or 1" x 1 1/2", which is what I usually do.

Have you worn a necklace with these proportions (I'm presuming this is an intact full slide size of 1" x 3")? Is it more fragile to have the length so much more long than the width?

One more question, please (I'm sorry if I'm being a pest  Roll Eyes) but I can't quite make out whether you soldered the edges or not. It looks so streamlined that it almost looks like metal tape only, but a silver tape instead of a copper tape like what I've been using. So, I guess my question is (finally!  Tongue) If you DID solder the edges, how did you get such a minimal and streamlined look in your solder? or, if you DIDN'T solder the edges, what kind of tape did you use that looks so non coppery?

Thanks so much!
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tigergirl
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006 10:26:55 PM »

One more question, please (I'm sorry if I'm being a pest  Roll Eyes) but I can't quite make out whether you soldered the edges or not. It looks so streamlined that it almost looks like metal tape only, but a silver tape instead of a copper tape like what I've been using. So, I guess my question is (finally!  Tongue) If you DID solder the edges, how did you get such a minimal and streamlined look in your solder? or, if you DIDN'T solder the edges, what kind of tape did you use that looks so non coppery?

I wanted silver tape once and had none - I got some double sided sticky tape and stuck it on tin foil then cut the foil to the width of the tape - whallah, silver tape!! (I had actually looked for some silver tape around Xmas time in the $2 shops - they used to sell it for wrapping Xmas pressies but this year all the foil tape seemed to be patterned) 

I've got to tell you - it was kind a fiddly though.
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Pink_Dinosaur
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2006 05:54:29 PM »

Hi, I misread the title and so hadn't clicked on your thread...
This looks great, but I have a question....or a couple of questions, really. I've seen full slides made into ornaments for decoration only, and I know that you can buy 2/3 size slides (1" x 2") for jewelry, and can cut your own down to 1" square and/or 1" x 1 1/2", which is what I usually do.

Have you worn a necklace with these proportions (I'm presuming this is an intact full slide size of 1" x 3")? Is it more fragile to have the length so much more long than the width?

One more question, please (I'm sorry if I'm being a pest  Roll Eyes) but I can't quite make out whether you soldered the edges or not. It looks so streamlined that it almost looks like metal tape only, but a silver tape instead of a copper tape like what I've been using. So, I guess my question is (finally!  Tongue) If you DID solder the edges, how did you get such a minimal and streamlined look in your solder? or, if you DIDN'T solder the edges, what kind of tape did you use that looks so non coppery?

Thanks so much!


your not being a pest, i dont mind answering your questions. Smiley

this is a 1x3 inch and wearing seems pretty okay, although i dont make the necklace part too long since the slide is long itself. its not heavy and since i keep the necklace short it doesnt dangle too much. it would be more fragile if it were a long necklace cause when you bent over it could swing and hit something.

i didnt use a soldering iron. i used silver foil tape. it actually holds up quite well. i found a roll on ebay for like $5.00 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ALUMINUM-FOIL-TAPE-2-MIL-2-X-30_W0QQitemZ4431441846QQcategoryZ11704QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
thats where i get all my supplies from cause i can usually find it really cheap.
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McJulie-O
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006 08:44:38 PM »

Thanks so much! I think you can buy that aluminum tape at Home Depot and Walmart (and no telling where else!)...I've seen it discussed on some Altered Books forums. Looks like a clever alternative to soldering.
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Pink_Dinosaur
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006 11:47:09 AM »

yeah, they sell it a few places, i havent really compared prices too much. glad i could help!
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JewelryArtist
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006 03:20:08 AM »

            I've created a solder free way of doing photo and art collage pendants. It's not the UTEE process either. Edging material runs $5. More info below.


Matthew
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sarcasticxmisery
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2006 05:54:44 PM »

Oh my! I love the mermaid one!!! It's so beautiful
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Pink_Dinosaur
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2006 11:14:30 AM »

thanks. i was thinking of making a few more to sell
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