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Posted on Wed Apr 28, 2004 5:09 pm
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Hey all...

I've seen some neat looking lamps on here and I'm wondering if there's a way to include some pieces of stained glass in there with it? Instead of shining through gaps in the maille it can shine through some color Wink

What I'm thinking is this: If there's a weave that can "hold" a piece of glass so it doesn't fall out, I could use it. For example--if I used a jap 3-1 weave or something and put a piece of glass between the gaps there, and then put a ring behind and in front of it somehow so it can't fall out. If it's unclear let me know. Otherwise, does anyone know of any weaves that can achieve this?


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Posted on Wed Apr 28, 2004 5:24 pm
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Neat idea! Coif Cool Smiley

You could try making a wire ?frame? for the glass similar to some mounts I?ve seen for stones in some beaded jewelry and have loops that the maille could attach to. On Goldenknots web site (links in the Wire Turks Heads thread) he shows a Turks head knot tied in wire holding a stone. It all depends how elaborate you want to get.

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Posted on Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:13 pm
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You can also drill holes into the glass (Carefully of course) and just weave the rings onto the glass.

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Posted on Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:16 pm
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Most traditional stained glass involved wrapping lead (or sometimes tin) strips along the edges of the grass pieces, and then soldering the pieces together.

You could do a similar process, but instead of soldering the glass pieces together by their metal edges, solder rings to the metal edges and attach the maille to them thusly.


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Posted on Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:31 pm
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Maybe this would be a good use for that Persian 3/4, the one with the U cross section. You can wrap it around a piece of glass to trap it inside.

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Posted on Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:18 am
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i have 3 words for you

- = the x nihil = -

he already did that one, but don't let me stop you from doing it again.


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Posted on Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:00 pm
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What if you trapped a bunch of colored marbles really tightly between to peices, possibly Jap of some kind.

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Posted on Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:07 pm
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there is at least one article on wrapping marbles in the articles section of this site.
http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=3301

i thought there was one on jap wraps too, but that's all i saw in a quick glance.. people have also used jap 4 and jap 5 to wrap marbles.


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Posted on Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:11 pm
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sakredchao wrote:
i have 3 words for you

- = the x nihil = -

he already did that one, but don't let me stop you from doing it again.


Actually the lampshade you made is closer to what I'm looking for Very Happy

I'd use a less dense weave though so I have some room to shove some glass into. For some reason, Birdcage Hex sounds like a viable weave to use, and I could use a loose enough weave so that instead of using 3 rings to join up the individual units, I could use two with the glass sammiched between them. Then each hunk of glass would be supported on six points. Now if I can find a way to get it to contract and expand the way you did with the weave you used (so that the overall surface has that curved effect) I'd be set. By the way, where did you find the BIG rings that you have on there?


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