Category Archives: Stuff I love

How did I do that? – making end caps for snake chain

Snake chain (so named because of the way it flexes) requires a wrapping at the end when it’s been cut, into which one would attach the components (known as findings) used to connect the clasp. These are commercially available, but … Continue reading

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How did I do that? ScrapHappy February 2022 – Budleigh Pebbles

I’m always looking for ways to reuse my scrap / offcuts of silver, as you’ll know, there are invariably some pieces left when sawing out a shape, or trimming a wire, and there are only so many times I can … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy November 2021

A more traditional and simple ScrapHappy this month; I’ve repurposed an interdental brush as a needle pin to use in carding my files. I first came across needle pins when I was a child, making Honiton Lace* – it’s the … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy – August 2021

#ScrapHappy and heirloom gold Continue reading

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Adventures with an Aquaflame Part 1 … Introducing Little Miss #SmeltyMelty

WARNING!! This post is techy and likely to be of no interest to anyone who doesn’t use heat on their metal Continue reading

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