Silver Dip pendant. Answered

Hi Everyone!! I am trying to make a few silver dip pendants from some beautiful rocks that I got on a trip. But I don´t know where to start. Is there any silversmith around here or someone with experience to tell me if this can be made at home with the right tools? Thank you very, very much.

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Help Making Wooden Pendant.

I am trying to recreate this wooden pendant. What kind of wood is this? And how do I get the burn effect that is shown /scraped. Thanks guys...

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Change pendant light bulb?

I have three teardrop pendant lights over my counter; one light bulb burnt out. I tried to change the bulb but it does not screw in - not sure what type of bulb this is? Really, I've changed light bulbs forever, but can't figure this one out. Search You Tube and DIY for a video but only found typical light bulbs or recessed lights. Your help is much appreciated.

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My Red Crystal Star Pendant, with tutorial to share too!

Hi All,I just finished drawing out the tutorial for this beaded red crystalstar pendant - sort of using the beaded bead beading technique.See the free tutorial at:Pendant Tutorialthe finished photo of my pendant:PhotoThanks for looking!

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Pendant light: how to make this one

I need a creative lighting solution to replace an old pull chain fixture-there is no switch in the wall to turn it on and off.  I would like to safely build a light similar to the ones pictured.  I have rewired lamps in the past and this seems like it might be a similar project, but with a few adjustments like the addition of strain relief components. I have found several companies that sell keyed sockets with uno threads to attatch shade holders. There are also great reproduction cloth covered wires available. I have 2 great glass 2 1/4" shades I would love to use. Ideally I would like to have 2 lights that can be operated by a key in their sockets so that the can be turned on and off individually.  I would like to run the wires through the same canopy and have them connected to the same box where the previous light was. Can anyone help me with this?

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Making pendants for a festival, need some advice.

Was wondering where I can get pendant plate by the bulk? I tried to google and find some but never came across anything that great. Also any advice where to get other things needed. Basically I am going to make a bunch of custom pendants for a huge festival, and make them related to some of the artists and would like some help with technical stuff.

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How to attach stone to necklace like this?

Greetings, Does anyone know how to attach a stone to a necklace like this? What are those metals? Thanks

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How to attach stone to necklace like this?

Greetings, Does anyone know how to attach a stone to a necklace like this? What are those metals? Thanks

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What is this type of fastening called and what does it fasten to? Answered

This belonged to my grandmother (the clasp looks post 1930). I assume there would have been some kind of hinged cover over the watch face  (a hinge and catch  are circled). I don't know what the double fanged clip like  thing on the back is called or what it is for.  The double 'fangs' look somewhat like an upholstery pin.  Given that the front is a watch, and one needs to see a watch for it to be useful.... what would this be stuck into or clipped onto?   Anyone familiar with this style? 

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(newsletter) Music LED Light Box, String Pendant Lamp, Keyboard Rubik's Cube

String Pendant Lamp Crane Game Keyboard Rubik's Cube CD Roofing Tiles Billie Jean Light-Up Shoes Magnetic Spice Rack Simple Animatronic Robot Hand CPU Hot Plate Music LED Light Box Guides Ninja Ride Home Gardening

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Resin help! - Wrapping paper came off/marked resin on pendants - How to rescue/polish off? Answered

I made these 4 pendants with pictures inside a bezel filled with resin on top, and though two pendants are fine, the other two must not have been totally dry and the wrapping paper came off a little on the resin and looks very bad. It was a present so I want to try to get rid of the paper somehow, I thought maybe by polishing? I have no idea how to polish it and I'm just afraid of using a polish that is not fine enough and leaving a misty/cloudy appearance, it is suppose to be very glossy. Would really appreciate any help thanks! :/

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how can i make a pendant light that would give me a hellofa lot of light in my 14 foot ceiling art studio?

How can i make a light to give off a lotta lite in my 14 ' tall art studio? of what can i use?

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How to make images on scrabble tiles?

Putting images on scrabble tiles to make pendants?

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So, EMF blocking Stickers, Pendants or Death-Crystals? Answered

Uh, how to start with this one... Local health store started carrying the latest line of emf blocking stickers and pendants. At first I thought good grief, if people are that gullible as to not look into the science behind they perhaps deserve to have there money parted from them. Several weeks later though, a symposium was booked in the local convention hall. I was surprised to learn how many people actually went to this, and were indeed parted with a fair chunk of change. If you look into to it there are numerous if not hundreds of these anti-emf scams abound on the internet all claiming only theirs works... That alone would send my spidey senses tingling. I really don't want to get in to the science behind why this is a scam, and would appreciate answers from people who know what they are talking about rather then those have been duped. Moving on... I am afraid the owner of the health store is going to get slammed on this one eventually. Normally I would say the owner of the store has a good head on her shoulders with an excellent BS sensor. Not so much, this time around. Guess my question would be how to inform her of why its a scam with out her eyes rolling into the back of her head. "Had a friend go the symposium for kicks, "she has a doctorate in bio-engineering, health science and is pursing her latest degree in occupation health sciences." To her shock and delight it was simple for her to see through the scam, but she had to admit his did provide a technical sounding argument, mixing truth with techno babble, that perhaps someone with an understanding of only layman’s terms could be persuaded by. Oh, what to do...

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Illusionist Locket 196 Silver Inlayed Butterfly Magic Pendant?

How to build it ?????????link http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24173336me email mpkn@walla.com

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It's late for the contest, but...

There's a steampunk egg containing a pendant on ebay.Nice little item, and part of the proceeds go to charity, so I don't feel spammy advertising it.

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Is it possible to solder airdry clay objects? Answered

Hello, I am a beginner in jewelry making and I was wondering if it's possible to make a soldered frame around my airdry clay pendants or wrap them with coppert-tape and solder?

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Adhesive for gluing plastic bead on wood ?

What is great adhesive for gluing plastic beads on wood ? Epoxy glue? I also thinked super glue. I would like to glue plastic bead center of wooden pendant. Is anyone done this before?

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Hanging Bottle Lamp

Hello! I am try to make a pendant bottle lamp, but want to do it as professionally as possible. I found this picture online with a great polished cap and a bushing for the wire at the top of the bottle but cannot figure what or where to get it from. Any help?? Thanks Paris

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What to do with four leaf clovers? Answered

I collect mutant clover and have an album full of 4, 5 and 6 leaf clovers. I want to do something with them besides just keeping them in the album or turning them into pendants etc. Any ideas or instructables?

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Can Terracotta be fired in microkilns?

Can a small terracotta pendant be fired in a microkiln? I know most use them for glass but I have seen where clay can be fired in one so being that terracotta is an earthen clay I just want to be sure before I purchase one.

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flex arm chandliers

Hi, I would like to make a large chandlier and I would like to purchase bending arms such as the one seen on this website. Can anyone please direct me to where I can source / find these bending arms. Kind regards, flaxseed http://www.keslighting.co.uk/metal-lux-flex-adjustable-18-light-pendant-12831800?gclid=CN-hrP75lrsCFeXnwgodIy8Atg

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Colorful Straw Lamp

Have about 1500 colorful straws lying around after your last party? Of course you do! Instead of tossing them out you can clean them up and make this technicolor lamp that a kid would love.The directions are pretty helpful, but could use some process shots. So if anyone's looking for an Instructable idea, here you go. Straw Pendant lightvia Make blog

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What am I doing wrong?

So, I've been wanting to make bottle cap pendants for awhile now, but every time I go to paint the bottle caps using my acrylic paint, it dries all sticky. How do I prevent the paint from peeling or coming off if it gets wet or something? I have some acrylic sealer, but I don't like the sticky texture. Will the sealer make it not sticky?

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Beautiful reuse ideas

Inhabitat is in the middle of its Spring Greening Competition and now has a list of finalists up that can be voted on. There are lots of great ideas for inspiration here. I especially liked the pendant lamp made from poptabs and the inner tube bookshelf (big surprise, I know). Another design that looks good and oddly familiar is the vase made from a light bulb. But really, they're all worthy of a look. Spring Greening Competition

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How to repair a piece of metal jewelry without soldering.? Answered

I have part of a necklace my mother used to own (the pendant part) that has a broken area(a gap) where you attach the jump ring to the piece. The jump ring I attached is probably thick enough where the pendent won't fall off, but I don't want to take the chance. It has swarovski(sp?) crystals and I'm afraid the heat from soldering would ruin the stones.

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champagne topper jewelry

On our wedding night my wife and I had a bottle of Vieve Cliquot champagne. I still have the topper that holds the cork to the bottle. I can imagine it being made into a bracelet or pendant for my wife but would have no idea how to go about it. If anybody has any ideas I would appreciate it. The topper has a portrait of the widow cliquot on it and reminds me of a cameo. Our five year anniversary is coming at the end of this month and I would love to make her something out of this for it.

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Terracotta can it be fired in the microkiln?

Okay I see these small microkilns it is a kiln for the microwave, mostly used for fusing glass, making glass jewelry, but at ceramics daily I saw a post that said you could fire clay in them, now I know that terracotta is an earthen clay, I make terracotta pendants for essential oil it's just a small necklace for difusing oils on a necklace. but using air dry clay the don't last long and are so brittle so I need to fire them, and use them unglazed so just firing them. I can't find not one person to answer me I just want to be sure it can be fired in one before I purchase. Thank You so much!

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ok. its me and my boyfriends one year anniversary. need ideas for sweet+romantic, inexpensive gfts to make for him .

Hes 17, turning 18 soon, and from our level in this relationship, it might as well be a 5th anniversary. he likes music, guitars, shiny things (lol), things that go BOOM!, fire, and other wonderful things tha guys tend to like. ;P he's gotten me some really sweet gifts before (heart pendant and giant teddy-bear for xmas, ring for v-day, and draws my name in graffiti lettering on posterboard for me all of the time) but i never have enough money to actually get him something, and its just more fun to make something cool and unique to show how much i love him . out of the ordinary is a big++

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DIY Bookmark with Finger/pointer

So I have found a bookmark in the internet which is pretty cool . I could buy one but I want to make one for someone which is becoming a special someone to me, and I thought of this idea would be really great if I give it to her as a gift or one of the Valentine's Gift ill give. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make a rubber-like one but i thought just making of a simple typical bookmark but with a scroll-able finger  pointer which might not damage the pages of her precious books/novels  she always read  Im still thinking on if it would be back to back so that if the pointer cant point , it can be turned and point some part of the book. The black would be the bookmark itself with the message and the image (my Profile pic) of the Pendant she gave to me Red is the pointer it self, it can be pulled back and forth to pinpoint the word/sentence, also can be pulled up and down with the Green opening as the opening, and the Yellow as the lock so the pointer can't be pulled out.  All opinions, suggestions and feedback are greatly appreciated :D

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Maker Faire 2009: Scott Landon Woodturning and Lasercutting

Wood-turner Scott Landon was hanging out in the shop building at Maker Faire. He's trained as a machinist, but now spends most of his time at the Sawdust Shop working wood on the lathe and experimenting with the ways he can use the shop's Epilog laser cutter to do new things with wood. He's come up with some pretty amazing stuff!Traditional veneer inlays are quite tricky, so he's been experimenting with using the laser cutter to etch the space for the inlay then testing different materials to fill the gap. Check the pictures below for examples using thread, laser-cut fabric, laser-cut paper, and polymer clay as inlay materials. These materials are more conformal than wood veneers, and can span the curved edges of a bowl nicely. For those interested in following up on his experiments, he swears by Gorilla Wood Glue as it apparently dries without cloudiness. We'll definitely be trying some of his ideas here at with our own Epilog laser! I bought one of his small laser-cut paper pendants (see the red piece below) to put up at Instructables as inspiration.

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Gilding a ...Wasp?

I have a  vision for a project but am unsure what would be the best means of achieving it.  When I was a kid, I had a bug collection. My grandfather found a perfectly preserved wasp in his garage and saved it for me in a plastic syrup bottle lid. Over the decades all my other insect specimens crumbled (I was a kid, so I just had them loose in a school box without proper mounts) but this wasp is STILL intact and perfect inside the syrup cap more than 20 years later! My grandfather was very special to me, and I was toying with the idea of somehow metal plating this wasp to turn it into a pendant. I have no experience with metal working and don't own the stuff to do it, but i'm open to purchasing materials if my goal even seems realistic.  It is a fragile exoskeleton, which probably limits what I can do in terms of casting  I have wondered about brush coating it with fiberglass resin (to strengthen it) and then painting it with gold leaf, but many of the faux gold leaf paints out there are pretty crappy looking.   Fearing I might just end up destroying the wasp, I've also thought maybe I should just get a Ryker mount and hang him with the rest of my legit insect collection, though it is not posed properly and is likely waaaaaay too old to be re-relaxed for posing. If any experienced jewelry makers, gold leaders, or entomologists have thoughts on how to successfully gild this wasp (or why not to), I welcome your ideas! Thanks in advance.

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Help? Chunk glass hanging lamp how-tos

Hiya, I'm a noob. I love the look of chunk glass lamps, and like hanging swag / pendant lamps, but the real thing is ridiculously expensive. So, I'd like to make one. The wiring is reasonably straightforward, any one of the kit things would work fine. Where I'm running into trouble is how to put it together. I know it's going to be heavy, which is ok; Elephant hooks from Amazon claim they can support a hundred pounds if put into a rafter.  What I'm looking for is how to make the thing to attach the glass to. A lot of the existing ones (If you search google for 'chunk glass lamp' you'll find what I'm interested in) use either molded lead or mortar. I'm kind of looking for a slightly lighter weight solution; I'd rather the weight be pretty rather than structural.  An idea I originally had was something like a 3d printed frame, maybe in sections that can snap together with a network of supports to glue the glass to, to allow a thin smear of mortar or clay or something to cover it, so the light only comes through the glass.  I know many of the original ones from the 60s and 70s were lucite vs glass, Big hunks of glass seem relatively easy to find, big hunks of plastic not so much. If anyone has a good source for either or both, I'd love to hear.  Be gentle, it's my first time here. :)  (Tried to attach a file, but I'm at work, and it looks like the network is nuking it. Just search google for 'chunk glass lamp' and you'll find dozens.)

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Share the Love Speed Contest Winners Announced!

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the Share the Love Speed Contest.We asked you to show us some romantic Instructables and you certainly did with over 100 Instructables entered into the contest. Lots of creativity and emotion went into these and we can't thank you enough for all of them.Since this was a speed contest the voting was done by the the audience for six of the winners and one was chosen in a random draw. These are all great entries, but we urge you to check out the contest group to see many more great Instructables. So if you get stuck on what to do for Valentine's Day next year, be sure to come back here and look for some ideas.For now, on with the winners!Pageviews and Ratings Prizes - For receiving the most pageviews and the highest ratings, the authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a chocolate robot heart, and the acrylic positive of the heart. Ratings A Dozen Red Origami Roses by thydzik Page Views LED Burlesque Pasties! by jessyratfink Notes about the winners: Duplicate votes were thrown out. While it is a great Instructable, LED Mood Jar was disqualified from winning a prize in this contest since we couldn't find much that was inherently romantic about it unless you're talking about getting your mood on and that's a bit of a stretch.Ratings Prize Runners-up - For receiving the next highest ratings, the authors of these four Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt and a chocolate robot heart. Entwined Hearts Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bloody Valentine's Heart LED Stained GlassFirefly Pendant Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of a plastic net, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a chocolate robot heart, and the acrylic positive of the heart.and the random winner is...Hearts from ring pulls

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casting a section of a large sphere in polyester resin

Hello, all.  I bought a nice pendant lamp for my house several months back from one of the local big box stores on clearance.  I only got around to putting it up recently, and when I opened it (yes, I already feel stupid for not having opened it right away to check on it...), the main glass lamp shade was completely shattered! Sadly, the lamp was on clearance because it had been discontinued, and none of the stores in Canada have any of them in stock anywhere, so getting replacement is impossible. I really like the lamp, though, as it matches several of the other lights that my wife and I have purchased, so I figured that I would try my hand at making a replacement shade!  The shade is shaped as follows: it is a section of a sphere 19.5" across (the diameter of the section, not the of the entire sphere), and 5" deep.  A little math (x^2 + y^2 = 2yr) lets me know that the radius of the sphere that this shade is a section of is 12". Here is my plan, and I would like to know if I am crazy or if anyone has a better suggestion.  I am going to try to cast a replacement shade from polyester resin, 1/4" to 3/8" thick.  I was going to make a 2-piece mould from plaster, and use my wood router suspended from a gimbal (on a 12" radius arm) to cut the outer mould.  Similarly, I would suspend a plaster blank from the gimbal over my router (on a 11 5/8" radius arm) to cut the inner mould.  Then I would simply coat the two halves with mould release and pour/pump the resin into the gap between the halves.  I'll tint the resin with some dye to get it the amber colour that I want, then lightly sand to get a smoky translucent finish. My only questions are: 1)  will I be able to get this mould apart without destroying the resin casting, and 2) will polyester resin be strong enough for this kind of casting?  Another option would be to make a wooden mould, but I thought that I might be able to chip away a plaster mould, whereas a wooden mould would be a lot harder to get off of a stuck casting! Thanks!   PS, of course, if this works, I'll post an instructable of it!

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