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« on: March 14, 2006 04:34:06 PM »

My husband and I went on our first road trip together a few years ago and stopped in this little store that sold geode slices.  I saw this idea on a stained glass site, so I thought I'd give it a whirl!

The pink one:


The blue one:


The purple one:


And the purple one in action:


We have them throughout the house-- so we can never forget our trip!  
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As for a tutorial-- they are super easy to make.  I purchased nightlight fixtures at a stained glass store (I'm sure they have them at a hardware store as well).  You take copper foil and form it around the edges of the geode, then solder over it.  Then you solder it onto the nightlight-- easy peasy!  If you need more specifics, I'd be more than happy to provide some!
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006 04:52:41 PM »

Those are really neat!
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006 04:55:35 PM »

GAH.  I think this is fantabulous!  i work with geodes everyday and I thought it was beyond cool to have an agate windchime but this!  Love it love it love it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006 08:20:35 PM »

Tut please?
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006 10:12:26 PM »

neato. It is a pitty i have no need for a night light and that i dont have any pulg holes that arent behind things.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006 11:41:50 PM »

My sister would love those! She is currently studying geology at college. Thos are so smart  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006 07:42:17 AM »

I'm so glad you guys like them!  This is my first posting of a project on craftster-- I was a little nervous!

As for a tutorial-- they are super easy to make.  I purchased nightlight fixtures at a stained glass store (I'm sure they have them at a hardware store as well).  You take copper foil and form it around the edges of the geode, then solder over it.  Then you solder it onto the nightlight-- easy peasy!  If you need more specifics, I'd be more than happy to provide some!
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2006 01:36:03 PM »

Woow they are so sweet! It most give a beautiful light!
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2006 08:32:17 PM »

ooo it does sound easy peasy * i love that * but is it hard to solder? Never done that ..... My best friend is a Geology major who is going to hawaii in 2 months to study the volcanos and the day she gets back is her 20th bday so I really want to make it @
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006 06:43:04 AM »

Ooh that's really clever
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