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  Topic: Teaching Chain Maille Advice, please
Frostfly

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:21 pm   Subject: Teaching Chain Maille Advice, please
I've been teaching classes at a local bead store for about 3 months now. I found the easiest way for all parties involved was to acutally just sell a kit. I sell a kit with all the parts needed for ...
  Topic: Question about Monel Steel
Frostfly

Replies: 10
Views: 1835

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:27 pm   Subject: Question about Monel Steel
Nickle is bad for jewelry, even in alloys. I react to stainless steel. I talk to people every week that have had issues with piercings done with "surgical steel" And yet they never have ...
  Topic: anodized aluminum scratches
Frostfly

Replies: 13
Views: 1958

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:56 pm   Subject: anodized aluminum scratches
You will scratch everything until you learn good tool control. Don't use a crutch, learn your craft.
  Topic: Anodised Niobium and Sterling polishing: results
Frostfly

Replies: 11
Views: 1812

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:53 pm   Subject: Anodised Niobium and Sterling polishing: results
I routinely tumble Annodized alluminum, titanium and Niobium, as well as enameled copper and gold fill with steel shot. It polishes it nicely. I rarely work in any peice in a single metal. and I ten ...
  Topic: Helm flower???
Frostfly

Replies: 16
Views: 6641

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:37 pm   Subject: Helm flower???
I've found almost all of the circular pendants work better if started at the middle and worked out. I use a lot of them as keychains, so I had to figure out fast easy ways to weave them.
  Topic: Trying to figure out tumbling
Frostfly

Replies: 33
Views: 3272

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:33 pm   Subject: Trying to figure out tumbling
I use tons of alluminium, but i'm using it to reach a price point. I can weave it very very fast and it's fairly cheep, so I can make 10 and 20 dollar items very easily. It's great for earrings for ...
  Topic: A recient Commission
Frostfly

Replies: 17
Views: 2420

PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:14 pm   Subject: A recient Commission
It's a beautiful piece, but I won't work in Nickle silver. Nickle alergies are just too common.
  Topic: choice of wire???
Frostfly

Replies: 23
Views: 2615

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:51 am   Subject: choice of wire???
The plate on silver plate is VERY thin, it comes off easier then the finish on AA. Silver is far softer then the aluminum oxide.
  Topic: choice of wire???
Frostfly

Replies: 23
Views: 2615

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:54 am   Subject: choice of wire???
I wouldn't even use silverplate on a request
  Topic: ring count question
Frostfly

Replies: 10
Views: 2398

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:48 am   Subject: ring count question
My first peice was 14 ga 3/8 4-1 It's a nice easy weave to work with, the rings are loose enough you don't have to worry about the whole thing binding up. My shirt in this weighs 26 or so pounds, ...
  Topic: choice of wire???
Frostfly

Replies: 23
Views: 2615

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:36 am   Subject: choice of wire???
My opinion is skip copper mostly. it's very soft and tarnishes very quickly. Aluminium is a great place to learn, cheep, easy to work with, strong enough. I've found a lot of women that love how li ...
  Topic: ring count question
Frostfly

Replies: 10
Views: 2398

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:41 am   Subject: ring count question
14ga 1/4? In 4 and 1 I have the feel that that will be very erm...difficult.
  Topic: Who loves Niobium?
Frostfly

Replies: 7
Views: 1268

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:43 am   Subject: Who loves Niobium?
50% commision is about what your gonna expect anytime you wholesale things. Most non-need items in retail run around a 50% mark up(massive generalization). If you sell to them wholesale or do commis ...
  Topic: This place is liquidating everything!! 40% off goodies!!!!!
Frostfly

Replies: 24
Views: 2350

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:16 am   Subject: This place is liquidating everything!! 40% off goodies!!!!!
I hate to add the politics to this, but in responce to the previous post i'd like to redirect your anger. Bush jr is meerly the guy in charge when things finally hit the fan. You anger can be direct ...
  Topic: Help with pricing, big project.
Frostfly

Replies: 6
Views: 908

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:04 am   Subject: Help with pricing, big project.
The forumlas the previous posters have posted are good. I want to add a note to the end. REMEMBER TO CHARGE FOR YOUR TIME. just because it's a friend does not mean you shouldn't get your time outta ...
 
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