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    Maille (Duh), Skydiving, Reading, Various other crafty activities
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  1. RoseThorn

    Tools - all pliers, cutters etc

    I'm also wondering about the status of the tumblers - I'm interested in anything rotary, not too picky as to which model (Though the cheapest would be my preference if given the choice). Thanks!
  2. hey there is a picture I think in braclets (don't quote me) called "flower.jpg"

    It is listed as mine, or that I posted it, but It isn't my work.

  3. RoseThorn

    Ring nub has a few inquiries.

    Scales yes, wire no. Well, TRL anodizes wire, but they don't cut their rings from that, the rings are precut and then sent to the anodizer. They use a proprietary process to anodize them. I think it involves some form of dark magic Sounds like a fantastic project you're working on Johnny, good luck and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project!
  4. RoseThorn

    My First Project + Misc Questions.

    Yeah, you *really* want to resize those pics... they make the post practically unreadable. Any image editting program will let you do it, or if you host with photobucket, you can edit them there. You can't post in FAQ, because it's not meant to be posted in. Those are questions that pop up a lot, that people can go read instead of re-asking here in discussion. For elfweave, go to www.cgmaille.com For selling bracelets, read pretty much any thread in the Maille Industry subforum. For ring sizes, read up on AR, there's articles on MAIL and on CGMaille. Then you can scale up or down to whatever wire size you want while keeping your rings a good size for whatever weave you're working in. Those pictures you posted have two very different ring sizes, IIRC. I'm not an armourer, so I can't help you, but I'm sure somebody will point you towards a few common armour sizes. Or, do a search on the forum here, it's a topic that's been covered many times.
  5. RoseThorn

    Stab-proof Armor

    Just FYI: This thread was originally started in March, and the original poster hasn't been back since.
  6. RoseThorn

    Lookie what I found - David_Austin

    Hee, very cool! I submitted David's Megaman inlay to Sprite Stitch a while back: http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2084 They posted my Yoshi as well: http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2070 All hail and spread the awesomeness that is David Austin!
  7. RoseThorn

    Snakes for background

    I'm pretty sure red brass is the same (or very similar to) jewelers brass, which can be had at TRL. It's lovely stuff, I really like it.
  8. RoseThorn

    Crappy casting

    I'll admit that I haven't done it myself, but so far as I'm aware, you can just push your piece into cuttle fish and usually get a decent imprint. I'm certain I've seen that referred to somewhere, but I can't think of where... For the $2 it'd cost to buy a cuttle fish bone, it probably wouldn't hurt to try
  9. RoseThorn

    Crappy casting

    Why not try cuttlefish? It used to be widely used for casting, and is easy to get. It's in the pet section at the supermarket, for birds to peck/scratch at. Just buy one, cut it in half, carve your design in one half and a funnel for the silver to flow into it through, put that piece up against the other half and wire them together. Ta da, instant mold! It can only be used once, but they're really cheap and easy and sound like they'd work very well for what you're trying to do. Google will turn up lots of pictures and better explanations than mine. *steals one of the beer*
  10. RoseThorn

    First attempt at sculpture and a bad pun

    Ugh... what a groaner! My fiancee would love it, he's the master of bad puns (he calls himself the 'Pun-isher') Very cute! I love it when a project mutates into something completely unexpected! (As long as it's not something that was on a deadline...)
  11. RoseThorn

    Snakes for background

    Those are fantastic pictures... but I personally wouldn't use them to attempt to sell jewelry... they are a bit distracting, and there's way too many people who get the heebie jeebies from snakes! (Not me though... it's gorgeous!)
  12. RoseThorn

    Time wasters

    Old thread is old... like... a year and 10 days old. Thanks though! I can *always* use new timewasters!
  13. RoseThorn

    Packaging/Shipping Job Opening

    No kidding! Thanks for getting my order out so blazingly fast yesterday!
  14. RoseThorn

    Working with silver

    Ack, true... let's see, TRL copper seems to be just slightly softer than TRL sterling (which is half hard). How's that?
  15. RoseThorn

    Anodizing Zirconium

    Aww... but I liked the vocals! Looks like fun, I can speak from experience for the accidentally touching the cathode bit... big spark, scary. Not cool. *is jealous of the zirconium rings*