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It’s not that bad after all

Author: Виктория, July 26, 2012 в Uncategorized

With the help of my fellow bloggers, I did it! Brazing is much easier for me, after several hours of practice. I’m almost happy with this frame and plan to make couple more, just need to finish sketches.

Another try with brazing.

Here’s one of the epoxy roses that I made, not sure about using them though, maybe I should add more color, crystal clear look a bit plain to me.

Epoxy roses for chandelier


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Glass beads for miniature lights

Author: Виктория, July 25, 2012 в Uncategorized

Last week I received a package with lace bobbins (50 pairs), they were all unspangled, so I went to the nearest beads shop to buy some beads. I love this place, lots of cute things, I cannot leave it without buying something.  I found these wonderful glass beads, but they are not for bobbins, I’m afraid.

Glass beads

As these two weeks were all about making lights I immediately thought these beads would make perfect lamp shades. You would just need to cut them in half.

I googled at first to find someone who did it before but to no avail. So, here’s my first try.

You need Proxxon/Dremel/whatever tool,  diamond wheel and sticky tape.  Glasses for protection and mask  is a must for me too.  I also marked a cutting line on the bead.

Cutting glass bead for dollhouse chandelier

Here’s how you need to fix the bead on a tape:

Cutting glass bead for dollhouse chandelier

And just cut it off! 🙂 At first I thought that glass would break, but I was lucky, the edge is even. You can also sand the bead to make it even better 🙂

Cutting glass bead for dollhouse chandelier

Nice one:

Cutting glass bead for dollhouse chandelier

I’m very excited about it,there’s lot of beads with different sizes and shapes, lot’s of things to explore.

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All in progress

Author: Виктория, July 23, 2012 в Uncategorized

I should have put another title to this post, something like “Ugly Photos’ Post”, but nevermind.

I had a strange week, I actually did a lot of things, but seems like I don’t have much to show to you. I’m still making the parts for my chandelier, another one. I also continue learning metal lathe  things.  My husband is a great teacher, very patient, I should say. I did learn a lot, but still have to ask him if I have any questions.

As a result I made a beautiful candlestick, made of aluminum, but it looked very silver to me 🙂 Unfortunately, no photos for you here as it broke when I started cutting it off. The good thing is that I learned a lot, I also tried that mysterious jig for making spheres (absolutely, useless by the way for aluminum, because it’s easier to make them with files).

Experiment number two – metal spinning. Looks fantastic in this video, which is not mine, obviously 🙂

I don’t have silver, but lots of copper. I’m not very good with spinning, I managed to make these, hm, “cups”  after five or six attempts.

Metal Spinning - first try

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Dolls house lights

Author: Виктория, July 5, 2012 в Dollhouse, Lighting, Lighting, Lighting, Lighting, Metalwork, Metalwork, Metalwork, WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP

First try to make a chandelier

I think that July will be a month of making lights. On one hand, I have a commission, on the other hand I need to make a lot of lights for my dollhouse, and all this in art nouveau-ish style. I did several sketches, and probably will make all of these projects. I started from the easiest one, I used here a brass strip (remember my post about photo etching?). I’m not very good at soldering, my husband was very happy to give me some tips, because the last time I did it, I was about 10 years old trying to fix my ZX Spectrum keyboard (I failed:) and my tape recorder (this time I was lucky).  The results now a more satisfactory, but not good enough for me. Anyway, I’ve just started! 🙂 Drilling was easier 😉

First try to make a chandelier

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