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« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2004 05:52:15 AM »

I just got my slides in the mail Yesterday from sciplus.com and I  can't wait to start.
Some of them are going to be made into Christmas tree decorations (same concept, just add a shorter string to the top)
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2004 10:30:12 AM »

I was doing a little research and stumbled across this site! Woo Hoo what a gold mine!

As many very inventive and creative people have posted above there are lots of techniques and ways to do the glass art pendants etc. 
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« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2004 07:10:39 AM »

Thank you Lisa!, what a great site.
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2004 10:57:03 AM »

My two cents:
I've found the aluminum foil tape at Lowe's, never at Home Depot, but cheaper at Wal-Mart. Copper tape, which I've never purchased because it's so freaking expensive, I found at Hobby Lobby for $4.50 on the aisle where the stained glass supplies were.

And as for slides, I've gotten them on Ebay before, but that's usually hit or miss. I never thought of the college bookstore!
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« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2006 04:25:05 AM »

Wow, the necklaces are gorgeous! I love microscope slide necklaces - I'm gonna have to see if I can get hold of the slides in the uk  Grin

« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2006 05:54:10 PM »

I really like the geisha one especially with the god.
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2006 09:43:31 PM »

I found some slides here: http://outsidethemargins.com/ in the section "Glass Menageri".
A box of 72 slides is $10.00
9 feet of Silver or Copper foil tape is $3.50

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« Reply #67 on: June 30, 2006 08:49:32 AM »

I didn't read though ALL the pages of replys, so I don't know if theres anyone who has mentioned this yet. But technically you don't need "slides". I have all the supplies for making some of these myself (i'm just waiting on getting to the store for some copper tape so I can solder them.).... and instead of using slides, because they're hard to find, I realized that plexiglass is just as easy to use, about the same thickness, and doesn't easily break.

I go to Lowes for mine. If they cut it from a whole new sheet, you technically have to pay for the whole "Sheet" (like 6-10bucks)... BUT when people do that and get smaller things, the rest goes into a "scrap" pile. Which aren't really scraps. And then if you want something small enough out of those, you only get charged a buck or two.
So, for a dollar, someone there cut me really small ones (for stamps) and I got about 10 pieces. I could have gotten more for a dollar still, but I stopped there since I don't know if it'll be a success or not. No internet ordering. No asking people if they have old slides anywhere or anything.

Hope that helps those of you who can't find them very easily.

« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2006 05:23:49 PM »

does plexiglass hold up to the heat of soldering?

I've used this seller on ebay for my slides.. 3.75 for a box of 72 and they've shipped pretty fast.

« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2006 10:18:15 PM »

oohh, what pretty slides!  I love how you personalized with your own drawings too!  As for the slides question, there are tons of places online you can get them, just run a search for microscope slides and you'll pull up different sizes.   You can generally get a box of about 75 for way cheaper than buying them a few at a time.  Just be careful on the thickness of the slides.  If you do choose to do the soldering option rather than the tape, thinner microscope slides will often crack from the heat of the soldering iron.  Trust me, I've found this out the hard way.  There's nothing more frustrating than making the whole pendant, soldering it and then having it crack down the middle right when you're just about finished.  Sad

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