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  Topic: Zam in polishing Aluminum?
Ceydonia

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:44 am   Subject: Zam in polishing Aluminum?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Surprised Especially with a cheap HF barrel! I make jewelry/maille using mostly argentium (a special sterling) and occa ...
  Topic: Please help me with this chain! Thanks...!!
Ceydonia

Replies: 11
Views: 5813

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:19 am   Subject: Please help me with this chain! Thanks...!!
If you take 2 or more elastics and loop them together, this is what you get. With embellishments. Loop one through the other, and you'll see what I mean. I've made something similar, but much smaller ...
  Topic: Dead Soft or Half Hard?
Ceydonia

Replies: 19
Views: 10162

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:14 pm   Subject: Dead Soft or Half Hard?
I use Argentium constantly, So here are my suggestions:

1) Dead soft, as stated earlier, would be used mostly for wire that you want to draw down, but also for wire wrapping in the thinner gauges. ...
  Topic: 30 ga. Argentium
Ceydonia

Replies: 15
Views: 2612

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:28 am   Subject: 30 ga. Argentium
I've been using Argentium for a few years now, and I agree, it's WONDERFUL stuff! I suggest googling Cynthia Eid, an expert in this lovely medium. And Ronda Coryell.
But just to straighten out a few ...
  Topic: Does 'mail/maille' cheapen your work.
Ceydonia

Replies: 25
Views: 4172

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:44 am   Subject: Does 'mail/maille' cheapen your work.
I make jewelry, and personally, I favour the term "Creative Maille."
  Topic: Suggestions for clasp
Ceydonia

Replies: 11
Views: 4379

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:58 pm   Subject: Suggestions for clasp
You can also get a slide lock clasp of the right length and remove the loops that you don't want/need. Just twist them off, file a little, and *wammo*, a made-to-fit clasp. I've done this on occasion ...
  Topic: Lindstrom Rx vs. Eurotool Ultra Ergo Flatnose, Opinions??
Ceydonia

Replies: 45
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:35 pm   Subject: Lindstrom Rx vs. Eurotool Ultra Ergo Flatnose, Opinions??
If I could afford it, my *world* would be made with Linstrom RX! I have a pair of Xuron flush cutters, and they're quite good for the price. But I find them *REALLY* uncomfortable, to the point of pai ...
  Topic: Annodized Aluminum vs. Enameled Copper
Ceydonia

Replies: 8
Views: 1551

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:54 am   Subject: Annodized Aluminum vs. Enameled Copper

Is there any way of being able to see the results of that poll without being forced to vote in that poll?

Here:
Which metal do you use when making your own rings?
Enameled Copper

58% [ ...
  Topic: Annodized Aluminum vs. Enameled Copper
Ceydonia

Replies: 8
Views: 1551

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:49 am   Subject: Annodized Aluminum vs. Enameled Copper
With EC I make my own rings. I've found that "Artistic Wire" make a pretty decent product. I have seen fading occur with items stored/shown (I make jewellery) in strong sunlight...
I've fo ...
  Topic: Annodized Aluminum vs. Enameled Copper
Ceydonia

Replies: 8
Views: 1551

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:19 pm   Subject: Annodized Aluminum vs. Enameled Copper
Well for one, aluminum is lighter. But if you're making jewelry, the perceived value of the enameled copper is often higher. And using enameled copper allows you to keep wire in stock and create the s ...
  Topic: A few more questions about piercing
Ceydonia

Replies: 5
Views: 1105

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:01 pm   Subject: A few more questions about piercing
If you flatten the wire too much to be able to accept a bigger gauge of rivet, you risk creating an inherent weak spot. I don't make armor, but I do a fair amount of riveting. I would go with one size ...
  Topic: Heat coloring copper
Ceydonia

Replies: 3
Views: 821

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:49 pm   Subject: Heat coloring copper
I "flame paint" copper pretty frequently. The colours are more intense whilst being heated, but there are different things that you can do to make it change. And coatings to make it stable a ...
  Topic: soldering silver
Ceydonia

Replies: 8
Views: 1122

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:15 am   Subject: soldering silver
You can use a butane torch for fusing Argentium. That's what I use. It doesn't need to be pickled, although you can. There is no firescale. I *DO* use flux. It makes for a neater join, I feel. Just a ...
  Topic: advice for jewelry project
Ceydonia

Replies: 88
Views: 8724

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:33 am   Subject: advice for jewelry project


If I can manage to make a prototype/proof of concept, I will order the appropriate argentium wire from riogrande in addition to some flux and a micro-torch. I expect to be done with the chain by s ...
  Topic: advice for jewelry project
Ceydonia

Replies: 88
Views: 8724

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:42 am   Subject: advice for jewelry project
"If I could find cutters that are finer than xurons (do such things exist?), I'd do it."

If I had been able to stop you from ordering the Xurons (which are pretty good) I would have told ...
 
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