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mandyjw 2016-11-07 6:26am

Findings for making lampwork drops?
 
I want to make some drop/tassel pendants by making beads on the end of the mandrel and setting them just like you would a half drilled pearl. However I can't find a finding anywhere that would be strong enough to work. Probably because they are all made for tiny pearls. Does anyone know of any thing that would work? I'm looking for sterling silver. Thanks!

Three Muses Glass 2016-11-07 7:53am

Could you make your own out of wire? Not sure what you're looking for, do you need the cup too? Easy to do from wire if not.
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...8&postcount=72

fourpawsglass 2016-11-07 4:53pm

Will this work?
http://www.limabeads.com/TierraCast-...-12x7mm-P14134

mandyjw 2016-11-07 6:12pm

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Originally Posted by fourpawsglass (Post 4887582)

I think so but it would have to be sterling silver.

mandyjw 2016-11-07 6:12pm

Something like this is what I'm going for... http://www.trollbeads.com/en-us/shop...glass#start=53

mandyjw 2016-11-07 6:14pm

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Originally Posted by Three Muses Glass (Post 4887512)
Could you make your own out of wire? Not sure what you're looking for, do you need the cup too? Easy to do from wire if not.
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...8&postcount=72

Hmm.. I might be able to do this if I could come up with a separate component to replace the cup. I do need something to cover the edges where the mandrel was.

Three Muses Glass 2016-11-07 6:55pm

OK, do a search for sterling cup and pin. Rio Grande has some, but I'm not great on converting inches to mm or gauges.
This one says it's 19 gauge pin. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Fine-Sterl...25.m3641.l6368 They seem a little pricey?

Iwantonetoo 2016-11-12 8:14pm

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I have ended up making my own, and using a small bead cap to serve as the "cup". I like how they look if I do them right. I also like for everything I make to be made by me. (if that makes sense)

These are smaller, and I use a more basic bead cap now for the cup part but you can see what I mean.

KJohn 2016-11-12 10:52pm

those turned out perfect, Sheri! So cute!


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