Frit-Happens !
September 18, 2020, 06:45:36 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
your ad here
News:
Where are you?? Add yourself to the NEW FHF map here  | On flickr? Join our Frit Happens group: here

VISIT THE WIKI HERE
Get FH Status updates via twitter @FritHappens

 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Copper Wire ?  (Read 2295 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Fruddy
Silver Glass Slave!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 317


Cherish Every Day and Live Life to the Full


« on: July 02, 2011, 12:47:28 PM »

Hi folks, I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I can get some copper wire for use when making beads - the type that will give the effect of millions of bubbles within a bead when encased?

Many thanks.
Logged

Veebee
Superglassyfrittylisticgirlmakes beadsatrocious!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 392


Serial HotHead on bulk user and glass murderess.


WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 12:48:55 PM »

I thought that was brass...? www.wires.co.uk maybe?
Logged

Web: http://www.veebeads.net
The UK home of Val Cox frit!!
Fritt Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1647822@N25/
hollergrafik
Guest
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 12:49:23 PM »

Yep brass, copper turns red.
Logged
Fruddy
Silver Glass Slave!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 317


Cherish Every Day and Live Life to the Full


« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 12:50:29 PM »

Ah!!!  Thankyou both!!

Good job I just didn't go and buy a load then - superb advice as always on this fab forum!

x
Logged

Veebee
Superglassyfrittylisticgirlmakes beadsatrocious!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 392


Serial HotHead on bulk user and glass murderess.


WWW
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 12:50:59 PM »

They have some thin stuff here: http://www.wires.co.uk/acatalog/brass.html
Logged

Web: http://www.veebeads.net
The UK home of Val Cox frit!!
Fritt Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1647822@N25/
Fruddy
Silver Glass Slave!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 317


Cherish Every Day and Live Life to the Full


« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 12:53:03 PM »

I thought that was brass...? www.wires.co.uk maybe?

Thanks for the link Veebee - what diameter should I get - the same as silver wire, which is 0.3mm I think??  They have all different diameters on the site that you gave me?
Logged

Fruddy
Silver Glass Slave!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 317


Cherish Every Day and Live Life to the Full


« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 12:53:50 PM »

They have some thin stuff here: http://www.wires.co.uk/acatalog/brass.html

Cross-posted!  I will have a look now, thank you very much.
x
Logged

Veebee
Superglassyfrittylisticgirlmakes beadsatrocious!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 392


Serial HotHead on bulk user and glass murderess.


WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 12:54:21 PM »

 Grin

Logged

Web: http://www.veebeads.net
The UK home of Val Cox frit!!
Fritt Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1647822@N25/
Fruddy
Silver Glass Slave!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 317


Cherish Every Day and Live Life to the Full


« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 12:55:19 PM »

Exactly what I was looking for!!  Excellent!
Logged

Veebee
Superglassyfrittylisticgirlmakes beadsatrocious!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 392


Serial HotHead on bulk user and glass murderess.


WWW
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011, 12:56:52 PM »

Might get some myself actually, I've been meaning to have a go at that  Cheesy
Logged

Web: http://www.veebeads.net
The UK home of Val Cox frit!!
Fritt Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1647822@N25/
Fruddy
Silver Glass Slave!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 317


Cherish Every Day and Live Life to the Full


« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2011, 12:59:34 PM »

Might get some myself actually, I've been meaning to have a go at that  Cheesy

Don't bother Veebee - I'm going to buy a fair bit, so if you like I will send you a few feet to play with.
Logged

awrylemming
Forum Member
*****
Posts: 740


Slightly singed & very verbose


« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2011, 01:15:47 PM »

I use Maria Louisa's brass frit - I love this stuff  Grin
Logged

Veebee
Superglassyfrittylisticgirlmakes beadsatrocious!
Forum Member
****
Posts: 392


Serial HotHead on bulk user and glass murderess.


WWW
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 01:19:26 PM »

Might get some myself actually, I've been meaning to have a go at that  Cheesy

Don't bother Veebee - I'm going to buy a fair bit, so if you like I will send you a few feet to play with.

Oops, too late!  Grin

Thanks so much for the offer!

I saw the frit at Flame Off, I was so close to getting some but I'd gone all sensible by that time  Cheesy
Logged

Web: http://www.veebeads.net
The UK home of Val Cox frit!!
Fritt Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1647822@N25/
GaysieMay
I think, therefore I worry!
Forum Member
*****
Posts: 553


The hair is always in need of taming!


WWW
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2011, 01:56:27 PM »

I played with it the other day for the first time - it's a lovely affect, but apparently it really gives of very nasty gases.  I got .3mm from ebay and it works a treat.  Have fun! Grin
Logged

Shirl
Forum Member
****
Posts: 371


« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 02:47:17 PM »

I have been using some stranded brass used for hanging pictures Shocked

It does work Smiley
Logged

Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.039 seconds with 18 queries.