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    Posted 5 years ago

    kyratango
    (435 items)

    Hi all who are enthousiast about my kyratisation :-)

    Do you remember the bug I posted before which was lacking it's brooch system ?

    I said I'll have a restore try...

    This was a long project!

    I had an old C clasp, tube hinge brooch of little interest, wanting to saw the findings to keep them intact, I waited for the saw ordered for one month...
    Sawing was quickly done, I settled for soldering, guess what... the torch didn't work anymore!
    Had to wait another week to get one :-(

    On pic #3 ou can see all my settlement : a half potato to hold the bug and protect glass from heat, a pinch held closed by a rubber band, then held with a strong pinch.
    Book, boxes under, to adapt position...
    "Solder-it" paste put on with a thin pin, beeing careful it won't block hinge...
    Et voilà !
    It took near an hour, lol! Installation was rather Mc Giver-ish, but I'm very pleased with my project beeing achieved !

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      The bug before- post:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/174141-antique-victorian-glass-and-silver-bug#comment-836120
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Well done ... DE-bugged !!!
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Where there's a will there's a way and you always find it Kyra... C'est bon ! :)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Very creative but worked and you did amazing . CPR to the bug so to speak :-)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kevin :-)
      Mikelv, the potato trick made me laugh while working on it, that was a funny "way" to accomplish my "will"!
      Thank you!
      :-D
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kyra,
      Wow!! You really went thru a lot for this one. But, the results are incredible as always!! Just awesome!! It just goes to show that patience pay off in the end! I love all of your fine little insect friends...
      Scott
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ha Nutsabotas! I had so much struggling with my potato, pinches, slippery rubber band and shivering hands from anger against the whole mess, not to say about bad words I shout when it goes wrong...
      I don't think it would be educational, except if you want to learn how to pronounce holly shit in French, lol!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Too funny Kyra!!!!!!!!!!
    9. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      lol kyratango post 8 to funny
    10. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Merde!! I'd watch that video! It would be more fun than the cleaned-up ones other people post! We all have frustrations - it would be nice to see a REAL craft woman at work, bad words, McGiver inventions and all!
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      =) Manikin! And... What a waste... The first half potato dried while I was waitin to receive my new torch, had to bin it Grrr! :-D
    12. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you for this little lesson! I appreciate your "use whatever is available" approach. I learned something - thanks and now you can wear it!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Celiene! I say even worse than Merde...
      Can't even imagine to struggle with a vidéo cam in addition !
      I watched one of a man (rather old...) who took 23 minutes to show (shake?) how to cover 9 sawed stones with different coatings! Aaargh...
    14. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      LOL- was the video old, or the man? or both?? He was probably dry and dull. Somehow I think you would never be dry OR dull! I love your descriptions of your work.
    15. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Celiene, this video!:
      https://youtu.be/cCVmg8blQyE
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Great post...and great job :-)
    17. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      LOL everyone. Go for it Kyra .....the video would be fantastic, a whole channel better. Most of us want reality.
      Again, showing your skill and adaptability.
    18. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Kyra fantastic very creative. Show it on YouTube.
    19. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
      Hello Kyratango. It has worked out great! I have been thinking about repairing some jewelry with silver clay...you just have to bake the jewelry piece after applying the silverclay...will have a look into it and let you know if I d something with it :-)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Yes Newtimes, I looked at it and really would love to have a user advice!
      Please let me know, and thank you for your visit and comment :-)
    21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Amazing! :)
    22. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Vintagelamp, thank you for your visit and appreciation !

      Big collective thanks to the 13 kyratisation's lovers ;-D
    23. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Great job:) looks perfect again.
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ooh thank you so much, Trey !
      Thank you too for hitting the love button for all my things :-D
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Iras and AnnaB for loving the repair :-)
    26. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Vintagelamp for your love!
    27. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Interesting what you are doing... Are you a professional jewellery repairer or just enthusiast?
    28. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi Martika! Not at all a professional, only a self taught enthusiast!
      Can't repeat all the curse and gross words I say when operating, lol!
    29. martika martika, 5 years ago
      You have to let out a steam! :D
    30. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Apart from keeping this wonderful thread going, I have to ask what the potato is for?! Do you cook it later.

      Oh Kyra, what an inspiration you are.
    31. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Martika... True! :-)))

      Gillian, thanks for asking, ant for "upping" the post!
      The potato is for keeping the piece in convenient position and to prevent damage to the stones from heating!

      It is a sacrified one... I won't cook it more, eventually re-use if another solder to do within hours :-D

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