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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:22 PM

I have been making jewelry and accidentally got into other things...

Iíve learned how to drill holes in glass and ceramic (which is a long, difficult, tedious process), just as one example. I repurpose things that people are no longer using. Iíll take pictures of some of the things Iíve made (like bird baths out of old Italian dishes).
But now Iíve gotten into wind chimes. Iíve always loved the sounds. I have learned to cut pipes and drill holes in the metal and I use a variety of materials for the tops. Recently, I ďrescuesĒ a wicker chair that was waiting trash pickup, and took it apart and cut the pieces. These have been my tops lately. Iím going to attempt to show pics of 2 that were requests. One was for a NE Patriots fan and one was for an avid gardener who grows (among other things) milkweed for the migrating butterflies. Since itís winter here still, itís in her house, hanging on a grandfather clock, so itís not as easy to see the details. My hands are gnarled from Lupus, so I can only do this on certain days, but I find it peaceful and fulfilling. Now Iím working on two others: One for a dragonfly lover, which is almost done, and one for a woman who trains therapy dogs (so it has stones with paw prints hanging from it).
Iím going to try to attach pictures as a comment. Hope it works! Any suggestions or feedback would be great. 🥰

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Reply I have been making jewelry and accidentally got into other things... (Original post)
Tucker08087 Feb 2020 OP
Tucker08087 Feb 2020 #1
pamela Feb 2020 #4
Tucker08087 Feb 2020 #8
sinkingfeeling Feb 2020 #5
global1 Feb 2020 #2
Tucker08087 Feb 2020 #6
Ohiogal Feb 2020 #3
Tucker08087 Feb 2020 #7
lunatica Feb 2020 #9

Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:25 PM

1. Ok, how do I attach pictures?

Iím so sorry! I thought I could just copy and paste, but it isnít working. What am I doing wrong? Ugh!

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Response to Tucker08087 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:47 PM

4. The picture has to already be on the internet.

Then you click on the properties and copy and paste. I keep a private page on Pinterest and upload pictures to that, then copy and paste here. There are probably easier ways but that works for me.

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Response to pamela (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:04 PM

8. Thank you!

🥰

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Response to Tucker08087 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 03:14 PM

5. If on your computer or phone, use Imgur or posit or Lickr apps

to upload your photos. Free and easy.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:29 PM

2. I'd Very Much Like To See Pics Of Your Work.....

I too like to repurpose things and I'm into making lamps from all sorts of materials.

I see where you said you learned how to drill holes in glass and ceramic. Any tips as to how to do that would be appreciated.























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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:01 PM

6. To drill holes in glass or ceramic...

You need a diamond tip bit. I thought it would be expensive (since it has a diamond 🙄 ) but it really wasnít. You need to drill very slowly. If you push to get through, it will crack. The drill bit will get extremely hot, and so will the surface, so you need to keep ice and ice water handy. Itís best if you are drilling something with a curved surface (like a plate, for instance) to keep a piece of ice directly on the surface to allow the water to run over the area where you are working as the ice melts. Often, this just isnít possible, so you will need to stop frequently to cool both the surface and the bit. Be careful! The surface can quickly become hot enough to burn you! Once the surface has a slight indent, it becomes easier to keep the drill in place, but it also tempts you to push a bit harder and try to reach the other side more quickly. This impatience, I find, is often the cause of a break. It really takes a great deal of time and patience, and the continual cooling is the key.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:35 PM

3. To post pictures,

You have to download them onto a host website. I use PostImages.com Just create an account, and follow the instructions for downloading images. It's free.

They will assign your image a link, then you can copy and paste that link here, and when your post appears, the photo will, too.

My husband has tried to drill holes into beach glass for me and did not have any luck, so I'd love to hear how you did it and I'd also love to see pics of your projects! I also like to make jewelry and things out of re-purposed or found items.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:03 PM

7. I posted just above your post...

....to explain how to drill holes. I LOVE sea glass! Iím going to work on getting my pictures online so I can transfer them.
Iím so happy to have found this subgroup!

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:30 AM

9. Thanks so much for joining this group!

I canít wait to see your work. It takes an artist to take other peopleís throwaways and transform them into art. I love that!

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