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  1. I'm officially in love with Interwoven. Such a pretty weave.

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      j_betts

      I love this weave with colors. Making each side different colors is really neat when you use a tight AR.

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  2. ugh more snow. I have never seen this much snow here - ever. I sank full leg depth more than once this past week.

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      j_betts

      It may be only 90 miles, but we are next to Lake Michigan. It makes a world of difference.

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  3. Ah, what a difference a little leverage makes!

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      j_betts

      I got 2 pair my self recently. Having the right tools makes all the difference.

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  4. Fastest after Xmas shipping catch up EVER! We're basically caught up. I'm very impressed with our team!

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      j_betts

      Sounds like the new picking process is really paying off.

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  5. JPL may be difficult to start at first but once you find the right pattern of adding rings, it just flows.

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      j_betts

      You are exactly right. That is the reason people sell starter weaves of it.

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  6. One thought triggers so many ideas, concepts and just. . .projects I want to attempt. . .I swear I need a gag ball for my brain before it overloads itself and causes a supernova of a migraine. Well, making notes of project ideas now that include a number of crafttypes, so, at this rate, I should be busy for the next two years. . .

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      j_betts

      I didn't know I could have a mental image of brains in S&M gear. Now you have one too.

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  7. Open! Open! Open! Get those rings pre-opened! Man my hands are swollen, rawhide!

    1. j_betts

      j_betts

      I've heard a trick if you coil your own. If you coil 2 wires at the same time you get open rings when you cut the coil.

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  8. Dear UPS: I see 'Out for Delivery' teasing me at 4 AM, but know full well I won't see you until 6 PM tonight. Curse you.

    1. j_betts

      j_betts

      UPS has a hub around the corner from me. Shipments still come in at all times of the day.

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  9. Dear UPS: I see 'Out for Delivery' teasing me at 4 AM, but know full well I won't see you until 6 PM tonight. Curse you.

    1. j_betts

      j_betts

      UPS has a hub around the corner from me. Shipments still come in at all times of the day.

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  10. Wore the dress out in public and was offered a commission from another woman who wanted one during dinner. Wish I had someone else's info to give because I won't have the time to make another one for 4 more years!

  11. Oooh Shiny. Wearing new bracelet made by j_betts. Happy.

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      j_betts

      I'm glad you like it.

  12. Just got my latest ring shipment! Landlord seemed surprised that I was tracking the box. Of course I was tracking it, it's full of fun!

    1. j_betts

      j_betts

      My first thought was "Don't you track every box?" Then again I've lived places where a dropped off box might walk off on it's own.

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  13. Finished a solid silver JPL3 8g collar :)

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      j_betts

      Wow! that is a massive piece.

  14. Fun with titanium sheet! Same stuff used to make tactical knives ^_^

    1. j_betts

      j_betts

      Ti is strong, but no where near as strong as steel per cubic inch. I saw someone say a sword would need to be manga sized to be made from Ti and be as strong as a normal steel one.

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  15. I really hate when I don't pay attention and end up making Persian Dragonscale instead of Dragonback. BLURG!

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      j_betts

      Try Interwoven with rubber rings and it really gets interesting.

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  16. thinks he's finally hoarded enough soda tabs to get a significant start on a shirt. But to connect them with rings, or lamellar-type lacing...

    1. j_betts

      j_betts

      Do you have problems with the tabs not wanting to slide on the cord? I was using masonry twine, if your material doesn't have that problem I'd love to hear about it.

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  17. thinks he's finally hoarded enough soda tabs to get a significant start on a shirt. But to connect them with rings, or lamellar-type lacing...

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      j_betts

      I've tried both, and lacing are move of a pain in the behind. The cord snags easily.

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  18. I am proud of myself. I achieved my goal of going to the gym 4 times this week. :D

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      j_betts

      Just don't feel bad if you miss going next week. Feeling bad will make you less likely to keep going.

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  19. Very sad...all my mailling supplies are packed away for the household move this coming weekend.

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      j_betts

      And the chainmail box(es) will be some of the first opened, won't they? I knew they were when I moved.

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  20. Great way to tumble rings without a tumbler: Seal up a coffee can real well, stick a rope on it and toss it into Superior while I read for a few hours :D

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      j_betts

      Yep, there have been flood warnings in some parts of Chicago due to the waves.

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  21. Great way to tumble rings without a tumbler: Seal up a coffee can real well, stick a rope on it and toss it into Superior while I read for a few hours :D

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      j_betts

      Your tip is a little location specific. Can I use a different lake? Perhaps Michigan, I live much closer to it. ;P

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  22. Finally found rings that work for JPL 3in1!

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      j_betts

      It took about 4 tries including a second set of the same size rings that locked up due to being too tight.

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