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  1. Katlee

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Is there any plan to make more colors in the Bright Anodized Aluminum - Small Scales? (like Z-SCSM-TBA-PUR but in champagne, bronze, sky blue, etc).
  2. An odd suggestion I guess, but might be easy to do (don't know, still trying to get my own site situated). Is there anyway to make the shopping cart show in order of the kind of rings (eg. all 16g 1/4" rings showing together, then all 16g 5/16" showing together)? I hope that's clear enough. It would make it a little easier to know what I'm looking at instead of looking around the cart to see what I have of what size rings ordered. Silly, maybe, but I have a little bit of a brain issue and I get lost when I'm trying to order rings sometimes. Having them show by ring type would just make it a little easier. Thanks!
  3. Katlee

    Yay for information!

    I'm using stainless steel for the first time (for a project, I tried opening a few rings I got a while back in a floor sweepings, and handed the pliers over to the hubby instead), and as they're finger rings, I wanted/needed to know if they had nickel in them as well as "how much" or whether they'd be hypoallergenic. My first stop? The stainless section, of course. Didn't see it there, so I then went to the materials info link... and wouldn't ya know, there it was! Not really how much nickel is in it, but what the alloy is (same as the "surgical steel" earring hooks and studs I get for my earrings), and actual information. This is what keeps me coming back here (well, besides the great quality, variety, and intensely patient and kind staff! ). I know I can count on actually getting the info I need.
  4. Katlee

    Plated Rings - all materials and sizes

    Update on the triangle rings? (PRB-8-Triangle). Thanks!
  5. Katlee

    Plated Rings - all materials and sizes

    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!
  6. 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?
  7. Katlee

    Question about aluminum scales

    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!)
  8. Katlee

    Question about aluminum scales

    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).
  9. Katlee

    Anodized Aluminum

    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!!!!
  10. Katlee

    Anodized Aluminum

    Ok, yeah, I thought that would be the case. Just thought I'd ask. Thanks!
  11. Katlee

    Anodized Aluminum

    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?
  12. Katlee

    Twisted Aluminum

    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.
  13. Katlee

    PSX 20160928 072155

    This is very nice! What size crystals are you using?
  14. Katlee

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Also, any chance of getting the tiny scales in copper? Even just a small run to try the out? Thanks!
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    I'll consider it. I have a hard time getting the square wire to be straight. Always seems to twist.
  16. Katlee


    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!
  17. Katlee

    Tiny Scale Earring Tutorial

    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!
  18. Katlee

    Links to Free Instructions

    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.
  19. Katlee

    We're Moving!

    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!
  20. Katlee

    TRLIS is Live!

    Goodness sakes, woman, that is a lot of detail and work you put in there! Excellent, sounds like you're making sure things are done right. I look forward to rarely having to wait for something to be in stock.
  21. My 40th birthday is coming up and I decided to be a little "goofy" and maybe make myself a chain tiara type thing to wear. Maybe have a 'veil/train' hang down the back of it. Looking for ideas. I've never done something at all like this, I've stuck to my jewelry and becoming very comfortable in what I'm doing and now feel able to branch out a little little. I think this would give me a change to make fancier dress items I also want it to be lightweight, and plan to go with aluminum. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciatedl
  22. Katlee

    A gift for my wife.

    Very pretty!! She's a lucky woman.
  23. Katlee

    Hey, I'm new here... any suggestions?

    Yes, because it's not uncommon to not get answered when you ask a question that has been answered a million times. Take no offense to it, it's just hard for some of the old timers here to keep answering the same questions over and over (and can you really blame them?) There's LOTS of info to be found here. I've found that sometimes I have to search a few times with different keywords, but the answers are often here to be found. I've found the different sizes to use for dragonscale, how to 'capture' bi-cone crystals (my most recent venture), as well as how to finish off captive inverted ring weaves... But don't be afraid to share what you have, and be prepared for a little critique. Remember, it helps you make things better (proper closures feel MUCH better against the skin than scratchy ones), and you can learn a lot if you have an open mind. No one here wants to hurt your feelings, they want to help you be a better mailer if you can be. I don't post here as much as I did for a little bit, but it's my favorite resource for actual questions.
  24. I'll be honest, I think chainmail is the reason my "wedding ring" is causing a lump to form on my finger... Thankfully my hubby doesn't seem to care when I don't wear it. heh Excellent job, though, beautiful work! And don't you just love AND hate dragonscale!?
  25. Is everyone aware that 18g 7/32" rings are AWESOME for Spiral 8 in 2?! Holy cow, I'm in love with this size again! So glad I ordered it when they all came out (and looking forward to green coming). Course, now I'm working on Elfweave... That's up to.... 15 or so weaves I now do?

    1. Eduardo Barron
    2. calyx


      aaah thanks for the tip! been meaning to do more of that weave!