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« on: November 22, 2004 07:35:18 AM »

I'm tryin to make the following to a pin.  It's 3 links of chainmail connected at the bottom by a center ring.  It's very flimsy right now and I haven't thought of a good way for it to keep its shape.

Any suggestions.

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2004 12:23:04 AM »

clear drying glue? the super hard drying stuff

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004 04:02:25 AM »

5 minute epoxy might work, not sure for how long though. That is how I keep the wrap around my wrapped cabochons, so.....

You'd have better luck with:
A: a tighter weave, ie. the smallest ring of that gauge that will possibly make the half persian stems, which will make them stiffer, but they'll end up straight.

B: a strong wire threaded through each stem, which would also allow you to bend them where you want them.

If I come up with anything else, I'll post it here....

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2004 09:04:55 AM »

could just put something for a background.. Or dip it in some kind of clear drying liquid adhesive and then hng it upside down so it keeps the shape, but you'd have to make sure it doesnt drip and dry with a drop at the end

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