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Author Topic: lampworked earstuds - video tutorial  (Read 14014 times)
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« Reply #120 on: May 07, 2012, 06:20:57 PM »

Marking to remind me where this is ...
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« Reply #121 on: May 16, 2012, 07:10:42 AM »

I forgot to add it to this thread specifically: one solution for wobbliness is to use a double-ended pin vice (can get them on eBay). Stick a bit of mandrel in one end to make it a comfortable length to hold, put your earring post in the other and have a damp cloth ready to loosen the chuck and let the earstud fall out at the end. I use my little marble mould as a handy handled device for slinging the earstud into the kiln, cos it's too fiddly to try undoing it directly into there  Smiley
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« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2012, 01:44:51 PM »

Hey Everyone, this is my first time commenting on a post.
Basically I have been making studs on the end of a narrow mandrel and then removing once cool and glueing, sadly, the glue doesn't always seem to stick. Is this technique a lot more reliable I.e. glass to stainless steel studs?
Thanks!
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« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2012, 02:05:26 PM »

Definitely: just make sure your first wrap onto the metal is of a decent thickness, and they aren't going anywhere!
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« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2012, 04:54:03 AM »

Brilliant, thankyou.
I just wanted to check, I am only buying the 50 pairs of studs and the cost is coming to around 18.50 euros.
For anyone else ordering from the UK, is that the amount they paid?
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« Reply #125 on: July 17, 2012, 01:43:01 AM »

Yes, Dmclax, that's correct.
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« Reply #126 on: October 19, 2012, 04:51:50 AM »

Hi!
I just wanted to post a short update.
We have a tutorial now that shows how to make your own earstud-mandrels. The text is in German only, but the pictures speak for themselves: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.187838628017314.45531.141502792650898&type=1
And some info on how to polish surgical steel findings that tarnished in the flame: https://shop.vetromagic.at/en/how-polish-surgical-steel-accessories-after-use-flame

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« Reply #127 on: October 19, 2012, 10:58:36 AM »

Thanks for the video, does anyone know where to get the Dr Beckmans polishing paste? or similar?
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« Reply #128 on: November 02, 2012, 10:02:43 AM »

Lantana, do you have a household polishing paste for ceramic glass cooktops? Because that is what Dr. Beckmanns is for. If so I would give it a try.
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« Reply #129 on: November 02, 2012, 11:45:40 AM »

Brilliant!  I gave up with wobbly ear pins but I'll give it another go now Smiley
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« Reply #130 on: November 03, 2012, 11:39:26 AM »

Love this tutorial thank you. Just ordered the studs and crocodile clips before I noticed the update, ah well.

Quick question though what is the tool called that is used to cut the glass rods or what can I use as I don't have any tools yet.
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« Reply #131 on: November 03, 2012, 01:10:31 PM »

Do you have any tile nippers?
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« Reply #132 on: November 03, 2012, 07:06:36 PM »

No, thought we had from when we did some tiling but hubby thinks we borrowed them Sad
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« Reply #133 on: November 05, 2012, 08:43:39 AM »

Hi Afina

I was just wondering if it was possible to get slightly longer earring posts

Janet
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« Reply #134 on: November 05, 2012, 09:03:58 AM »

Hi Janet!
We will inquire into it. If it is possible, then it will surely take some time as we just bought a new lot and have to earn the money for the new order first ;-)
What length would you like?
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