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Jinx

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Buying chain by length..
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:25:23 AM »
I all, just got my delivery whit the tiniest roundnoseplier ever saw..

And the funny part.. I orderet some silvercoated chain by mesurement.. I apparently read the instruction for ordering WRONG - it seems that I orderet 10 meters of each..  8)

Only 2 different types tough, but now all my jewelry will have to go on silvercoated chain. But it's ok, I will get use of it..

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 11:20:27 AM »
Look on the bright side, Jinnie, at least you won't be running out any time soon.  I find it's the bead sizes that fool me. It doesn't help when I see a photo of something that looks so much bigger than it actually is.  I bought some sterling silver beads a short while ago that are 1mm and I can barely even see them, let alone string them.  I have some 1.5mm black onyx beads that I don't even get near to, because they see me coming and hop out of the way.  I'm really not joking!!  ;D  I really need to invest in a magnifying glass and some tweezers!  ;D

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 12:07:18 PM »
I have some gold findings that I bought by mistake (read didn't check properly) thinking they were silver plated. I will NEVER use them as I really don't like shiny gold stuff.  Like Mel, I have beads as well that I thought were 1cm but were in fact 1mm. And never buy from E-bay. unless you trust the seller I have some bead caps I bought from there that looked lovely in the picture but in reality were the worst kind of plasticity rubbish you can imagine. Oh. and if you do buy from E-bay make sure that you check the feedback first. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. 

And never go on the internet after you have had a shandy or two. Its amazing what turns up in the post that you bought whilst under the influence and forgot about!

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 12:37:31 PM »


And never go on the internet after you have had a shandy or two. Its amazing what turns up in the post that you bought whilst under the influence and forgot about!

LOL Peter!  I'm guilty of that one too!!  ;D

Mel  :)

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 02:15:33 PM »
Oh I'll use every single piece of chain - over time though.. But I love this very fine and tiny chain, the smallest is like 1 or 1,5 mm but it's fine wiht me..

Maybe we could ask Emma, if we could have a swop space..

I meen no money, but swoping things we buy wrong or didn't look as expected, maybe someone else could use it..

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 02:40:40 PM »
I quite like that idea, Jinnie.

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 03:18:54 PM »
Yes, I agree, very good idea. Or swap for something one person can't buy in their country/area.
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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 04:01:53 PM »
Sorry - I've no plans to add any new sections to the forum right now. I think it would also be rather confusing regarding our No Commercial Selling policy to allow trading of supplies - it isn't really what the forum is about. So for the time being, whilst we are still finding our feet, I'd like to keep things as they are.

But I do have other ideas for future websites that might cover some of this area, so watch this space as they say!

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 06:28:13 PM »
I thought that might be the case, but it was worth a shot, Jinnie.

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Re: Buying chain by length..
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 10:24:19 PM »
So easily done! I do a lot of ordering things late a night, really should learn not to!

Look forward to seeing lots of chain based creations

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