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Caledonian
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« on: October 30, 2016, 08:36:44 am »

I'm making a decorative chain for my pocket watch!


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:51:35 pm »

Really like the process piccies, are you gonna solder the link joints? looks like copper wire which could be weak. Not criticism but a weak link could end up with a lost, valued pocket watch.

Do post updates.
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Caledonian
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 01:05:35 pm »

It is copper wire. My mom has soldered them shut using silver solder, i sadly don't have pictures of her working on it...
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 12:14:06 am »

I you want to make it stronger, you can use double links like in this copper bracelet. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IXSaHNDvY_8/TOGI61BfsVI/AAAAAAAADtw/bMatvvL7MLE/s1600/IMG_8215.JPG

Also changing the link diameter a little bit smaller, would make the chain stronger.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 09:27:44 am »

I you want to make it stronger, you can use double links like in this copper bracelet. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IXSaHNDvY_8/TOGI61BfsVI/AAAAAAAADtw/bMatvvL7MLE/s1600/IMG_8215.JPG

Also changing the link diameter a little bit smaller, would make the chain stronger.


And charmingly unusual, I like those doubled chains a lot.

Caledonian i've made jewellery but never a chain, I admire your patience! Looks like it's going to be a lovely piece, thank you for sharing WIP pictures, and don't forget to  show us it 'in situ' when finished Smiley
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