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24 Gauge High Temp Wire

24 Gauge High Temp Wire

Item# 450424
Perfect for Hangers, May 16, 2014 5 stars
Pros
I use this wire for hangers for ornaments, suncatchers and other fused items that I want to hang. Easy to manipulate into any shape or size needed, so I've also used it as a design element in some of my fused pieces. It's thin enough to incorporate into a piece without causing bubbles.
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Silver Plated Filigree Bails - 3 Pack

Silver Plated Filigree Bails - 3 Pack

Item# 91801
Too Big, January 4, 2014 2 stars
Pros
Can't really think of any unless being really big is one.
Cons
Way too big to use for jewelry.
Other Thoughts
If you can find a way to use these other than jewelry than they might be useful. But they are huge.
Sterling Silver Plated Earring Bails - 12 Pair

Sterling Silver Plated Earring Bails - 12 Pair

Item# 63919
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
My Go To Earring Bails, April 18, 2013 5 stars
Pros
These are my go to earring bails. Just the right size so they are not visible from the front. The angle of the loop allows the earring to hang correctly.
Cons
A little difficult to glue on because of their small size. I'm going to try the No Days Bail Bond to see if it's easier now that I've tried it with my pendant bails.
Other Thoughts
I wish they came in a larger package. 12 pair don't go very far.
Silver Plated Tube Bail Assortment - 10 Pack

Silver Plated Tube Bail Assortment - 10 Pack

Item# 91812
Not always great, April 18, 2013 2 stars
Pros
I find these a nice alternative to the leaf bails when you want a more contemporary look.
Cons
The holes tend to be smaller so not all chains or cords will fit. I have had problems with these bails tarnishing before they even get used. All of my bails are stored in the same storage units so I don't understand why some tarnish while others don't.
No Days Bail Bond - 2 ft

No Days Bail Bond - 2 ft

Item# 83612
My Goodnes It Really Works ;o), April 18, 2013 4 stars
Pros
What a hold, strong and super fast. Just like the Streuter video said. And no mess or smell.
Cons
It just arrived tonight and this is the first time I've used it. I didn't really see this as a negative, just something to be aware of, when heated the glue does become liquified. I hadn't expected that. I moved the pendant and of course, the bail moved out of position. Easily fixed.
Other Thoughts
Cools quickly and it is a really strong hold. I have tugged a little on the bail and there is no give at all. And it has only been on for about 20 minutes. At this point with glue it would have come right off. And there's no clean-up like there often is with glue, everything is nice and neat. I'm a convert!
20 Black Satin Cord Necklaces - 10 Pack

20" Black Satin Cord Necklaces - 10 Pack

Item# 91818
Nice Cord, April 15, 2013 4 stars
Pros
These cords are nice for the price. The make a good presentation and help keep the price of your item down if you sell pendants.
Cons
They will show wear after some time.
Other Thoughts
They are comfortable and lay nicely around the neck. I wish they were available in a 24-inch size. And I wish they were available with Sterling Silver too for a more upscale product.
1 lb CBS Dichroic Pattern Scrap Pack - 96 COE

1 lb CBS Dichroic Pattern Scrap Pack - 96 COE

Item# X64088
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Nice Variety of Patterns, March 26, 2013 4 stars
Pros
I've ordered several pounds of this lately and have been quite pleased with what I've received. Nice variety of colors included. Great bargain at the sale price. Pieces are decent sizes as shown in the item photo.
Cons
No choices of patterns, there are some included that I'll struggle to find a use for. Many pieces are scratched.
Other Thoughts
I don't like the way any of the Dichroic "SCRAP" glass is being packaged the last few times I ordered it. I think more care needs to be taken in packaging it for shipment. Even though it is called scrap it is still expensive and should be treated as such. I think each quarter pound bag needs to be separately bubble wrapped to protect it before it is placed in the shipping box.
1 lb CBS Dichroic Scrap on Thin Black - 96 COE

1 lb CBS Dichroic Scrap on Thin Black - 96 COE

Item# X64096
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Good for Jewelry Projects, March 26, 2013 3 stars
Pros
Pieces used to look just like the ones in the photo so you got decent sized pieces.
Cons
No choice of colors. Pieces often have scratches in them.
Other Thoughts
You can get a decent mix of colors if you order a pound at one time. You can get around the scatches with your design and construction. Try clear capping to hide the scratches. In my most recent order I was disappointed to find that many of the pieces were much smaller than pictured, many in a battered state and looking crushed and really beat up. Not sure if this was due to the way they were shipped or just what I got.
Antique Silver Variety Art Bails - 5 Pack

Antique Silver Variety Art Bails - 5 Pack

Item# 91842
These bails are big, January 24, 2013 4 stars
Pros
I like these because they are large and will take a chain with a larger clasp. They also look good on a larger cabochon.
Cons
They are not dainty looking so be careful how you use them.
Other Thoughts
A nice substitute when the bright silver bails need to be toned down.
Papyros Shelf Paper - 20-1/2 x 20-1/2 Sheet

Papyros Shelf Paper - 20-1/2" x 20-1/2" Sheet

Item# 54720
WOW What a great product, November 5, 2012 5 stars
Pros
I can't believe how many times I could re-use this paper. I was making coasters and I cut the paper a little bigger than each individual coaster. So far I have been able to make four sets of coasters using the same pieces of paper over and over.
Cons
Not exactly sure if this is a con but make sure that you let your project cool to under 150 degrees before removing it from the kiln. I tried taking a project out when it was at about 180 degrees and the paper stuck to the back so I was not able to re-use it. But when I had the patience to wait until it was under 150 degrees, the project just lifted off the paper.
Other Thoughts
Lots of money to be saved with this paper I think.
   
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Glass Elegance by Ann Marie
Glass Elegance by Ann Marie
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joined:Nov 21, 2007
location:SOUTH MILLS, NC US
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