More bracelet ?'s....kudzukween

pattico_gwJanuary 2, 2008

How do you do your jump rings...?

I'm having trouble with mine. The jump rings open to easy so I thought I'd be smart and use split rings. But they get all stretched out trying to get them into the hole of the spoon. Then the catch on everything.

I really don't know how to solder them...but I looked up instructions on line and they sound involved and hard. AND THEY USE A TORCH...!!!!ey yi yi....big and scary tool

There is a beading place over in Omaha that teaches that...

I suppose I could make arrangements to learn...But I thought you would just put a dab on a split ring. and use a solder gun.

patti

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kudzukween

I use the regular jump rings, open them and then close them a tiny bit overlapping, then squeeze them tight with needle nose pliers. I tried the split rings,too,and had the very same problems,lol.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 7:06AM
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oddie

Kudzukween have you made any of your spoons neckless special for valentines day? would love to see the photo if you have.
Thanks for shareing all your wonderful crafts!
oddie

    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 7:36AM
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kudzukween

Thanks Oddie:) I've made 1 Mardi Gras one so far, and I'm making some Cowgirl ones, 3 of those, I think the Cowgirl ones are cute! The stuff I used in the Mardi Gras one curled, couldn't withstand the 200+ temps of the stuff I use, but it's not too bad. I am going to make some Valentine ones,too, but I ran out of stuff :)

    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 9:01AM
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honeysuckleridge

you can buy jump rings at different gauges like wire check out the selection over on firemountaingems.com ...the lower the number the stronger the metal and harder to pull apart.
Split rings are great too love them for children's jewelry, a lot of folks use a "split ring"tool so it's not so hard on the hands or the ring.
To solder you don't need a torch just a soldering tool and supplies will do, not too hard at all but practice makes for a beautiful closed jump hoop.

good luck,
ginger

    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 9:48PM
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pattico_gw

I found a beautiful silver ice tea spoon today at a thrift store.

the entire handle of the spoon has design on it..It has roses on the end.

There is enough to make one bracelet with the beads and if I could bend it round enough it would make a ring.

Sure wish I could get it bent around a piece of metal pipe or something like that...

OH...on the back it says "National Silver Company A1"
anyone know what that means?

patti

    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 11:20PM
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oddie

patti heres a link to a spoon that sounds like yours, sure is pretty if it is, dont know much about bending them but I do know on alot of metal that if you heat the metal frist let it cool then bend it helps!

oddie

Here is a link that might be useful: pretty rose spoon

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 7:45AM
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pattico_gw

oddie...it's that very bottom one....

I wish there had been more of them...but there was just that one.
I love it.

Thank you for posting that site.

patti

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 12:54PM
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