Katlee

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About Katlee

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    OCD Mail Jewelry Maker
  • Birthday 07/13/74

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    Salisbury, NC
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    Art, video games, jewelry (making, not necessarily wearing), polymer clay, computers, cars

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  1. Any idea when the PRB-8-Triangle will come back in stock? Just found a great use for them and I'm getting low. (ordered the wrongs on the last order and I'll figure out what to use them for, but I can't use them for the same thing). Thanks!
  2. Ok, have another questions on the aluminum scales. I think I mentioned that I'm painting them, and thus need a rough surface so the paint sticks. Does anyone know if the frost or the brushed would be good enough for the paint to just stick without me having to really rough up the surface? (maybe just hit it with a little sandpaper rather than pull out the dremel and really give it a good once over). (I found out that my previous problem with the lip is because I was actually pulling out steel scales from my "mixed bag" when I thought they were aluminum. They still have a lip, of course, but it's MUCH easier to get off!)
  3. How loud is the tumbler? We live in a duplex now and I don't want to annoy our new neighbor (she's a nurse so I'm guessing she has odd hours).
  4. I haven't used scales much, and what I have used are mostly the tiny ones. I've started using the small scales recently and I've found that what I have (which are, honestly, from one of the old "floor sweeping" bags), there's a kind of sharp "lip" around the punched hole (I'll also be using some large ones, too, but not as many. But I'm still seeing the same problem there). As these are going to be earrings, I'm trying to get rid of that edge, and I'm finding that I need to use one of my drum sanders on my dremel,... and it's catching the scale to do so. I have a softer sander thing, but it doesn't get rid of that lip at all. I'm painting/drawing on these to add my art to my jewelry, and that lip messes up the use of it. Are any of the aluminum scales more free of that lip? I don't care if they're any of the anodized ones as I'm sanding them down anyway so the color doesn't matter. Or maybe the frost ones would work better because they're already rough? I don't have a tumbler, but I do "tumble" my rings in bags in the wash (courtesy of a wonderful tip from calisandra), but I don't know if that will get rid of that lip at all. Thoughts?
  5. Anodized Aluminum 20ga 3/16'' ID - Saw Cut OMG!!! *bounces around the room like an idiot* Is there an ETA on these?! I'm so excited!!!!
  6. Ok, yeah, I thought that would be the case. Just thought I'd ask. Thanks!
  7. I've picked up some of the twisted square wire 16g rings and I'm in love. Any plan to make them in different gauges, like 18g?
  8. I just ordered a bag of the 16g twisted rings, and I love the look! I was wondering if there was any plan on doing the same thing in smaller wire (like 18g)? Don't know if it's doable, I can imagine it puts some stress on the wire to do the twisting, especially with how "perfect" the twist is! (how do y'all do that!??!). Going to have to order more of these, but I don't use 16g very much.
  9. This is very nice! What size crystals are you using?
  10. Also, any chance of getting the tiny scales in copper? Even just a small run to try the out? Thanks!
  11. I'll consider it. I have a hard time getting the square wire to be straight. Always seems to twist.
  12. N7 inlay (from Mass Effect) for my bro-in-law. Not technically my first inlay, but my first one was a little "D" to use as a keychain at work. It was only 2 in tall by a little over an inch wide. The N7 is about 15" wide, maybe 7" tall? Used about 4500 rings I think I figured out. Definitely addicting... I want to make something bigger!
  13. There's a tutorial in the "new" "Wire Jewelry" magazine. It very much decided I need to buy more tiny scales! Now this makes two!
  14. Did he want to do that? Was it a price issue issue or just didn't feel like dealing with it anymore? I miss going to Cgmail.
  15. Sounds like a lot of work and a lot of thought went into all of this. So, hooray and congrats! Hoping that by next year sometime, you might allow "tours" of your facilities in Toronto, as we go to NY every year. An extra 2 hour drive would be completely acceptable to see my favorite place to shop in the world. Don't know if this is something you're willing to answer, but are there going to be job loss because of this? I'm hoping that the fact that some manufacturing is still taking place in Saskatoon that won't be the case. Glad to see growth for y'all, though, and VERY much looking forward to new products coming. Hope to see a bunch new aluminum and aa stuff!