View Full Version : How to silver line a 3/32 bead???
06-24-2004, 02:48 PM
I would really appreciate if anyone could help me with this. I have been traveling around lately and haven't made much glass but I am back on the jewelry train for an order. I know this really dresses up a nice bead and isn't the same look as a bead cap. Artist support from this site has helped me so many times already.....I hope someone can come through again. Many thanks,
06-24-2004, 06:57 PM
Sky, I'm confused which is nothing new but, what do you mean when you say 'silver line' a bead? Are you referring to a silver coloring around the mandrel hole, or actually having a silver insert in the mandrel hole, or .....?
Thanks, :confused: Bill
06-24-2004, 07:38 PM
I think you might be talking about inserting a tube rivet in the hole. This is something I'd like to try myself, but haven't figured out what size silver tubing to buy yet. When I try it, I plan to start with beads I don't really care about, just in case... I've got plenty of those! You can learn about riveting technique in basic metalsmithing books.
06-24-2004, 07:40 PM
Roberta, I take you are talking about making the bead onto the tube/rivet rather than inserting it into the bead afterward? :) Bill
06-24-2004, 10:26 PM
Here are some links about this - putting rivets into beads after making them.
06-24-2004, 11:12 PM
Is this the effect you mean??
Silver Lined Bead (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=34070&item=4907061061)
06-25-2004, 03:44 PM
Thank you guys so much.........Someone always comes through for me!
I am looking into ways to rivet without a dapping punch because they seem to be so costly. The links that were sent for this question were particularly helpful. thanks again.......If there is anything I can help you all with......Just ask me
Sky. BTW-------Bill that bead is beautiful that you have on the bay the silver insert looks so professional. If you have anymore info let me have it.
06-25-2004, 08:16 PM
Well I bought silver tubing after practicing with copper. The tubing came and it's way too big. I didn't know how to order the correct size. Does anyone have some helpful advice? :rolleyes:
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