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Ella, Aerial Musketeer
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« Reply #325 on: August 21, 2011, 10:37:05 pm »

i would like one very much but im not going to the ASYLUM were can i get one?
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« Reply #326 on: August 21, 2011, 10:40:38 pm »

Hopefully, we'll be able to distribute them in Oz, Mad Uncle offered so I'll get some to him as soon as I can!
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« Reply #327 on: August 21, 2011, 10:54:43 pm »

I shall await for international distribution with baited breath-I am much looking forward to having a ring on my RIGHT finger!
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« Reply #328 on: August 22, 2011, 12:15:53 am »

Hopefully, we'll be able to distribute them in Oz, Mad Uncle offered so I'll get some to him as soon as I can!

Absolutely dear sir - our little shop is ready and waiting to stock them.

Just PM me or email me and we can work out how.
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« Reply #329 on: August 22, 2011, 12:43:40 am »

My grand chaps! 

These rings are the business!  If perchance they are to be made available in the US... I humbly request
to be put on the short list... Those are fantastic!

Thanks!

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« Reply #330 on: August 22, 2011, 06:07:44 am »

I love it so much! It's so adorable. Add me as well good sir!
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« Reply #331 on: August 22, 2011, 08:54:37 am »

Grrr. Just a fraction the wrong size! 'Twill slip off my ring finger, and it's a fraction too small to get off my middle. Sad I guess I will continue to wait.

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« Reply #332 on: August 22, 2011, 09:01:33 am »

Mistresss Magpie, I fully plan on getting one whether they fit me or not..I could use it to hold as shawl, or as a pendant.

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« Reply #333 on: August 22, 2011, 09:04:32 am »

Very nice! I want one!  Grin
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« Reply #334 on: August 22, 2011, 09:12:08 am »

So, I imagine we will just have to wait till mid-september to place the orders?
'Cause I would love a couple of rings heading this way... (Any problems with sending to Spain? I hope not...)
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« Reply #335 on: August 22, 2011, 09:32:13 am »

Grrr. Just a fraction the wrong size! 'Twill slip off my ring finger, and it's a fraction too small to get off my middle. Sad I guess I will continue to wait.

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As long as a ring is close to your size it can be cut to fit quite easily. If they are considerably larger or smaller it tends to put too much strain on the shoulders. Pewter is a very soft metal and (I believe) melts at quite low temperatures. But a jeweller worth their salt should be able to do it for not a lot of money.

I brought a pewter ring in London years ago from a young lady who stated she used to "bang 'em on the table till they fit" lol
I don't actually recommend that.

I also have a picture of a young Austen Chamberlain wearing a cravat in what was known as the 'Joinville' style. Essentially fastened by being passed through a ring or clasp. So plenty of Steamy possibilities all round.
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« Reply #336 on: August 22, 2011, 09:45:39 am »

So, is there any way to reserve a couple, for the Asylum? Smiley Or do you have a vague demand number currently?
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« Reply #337 on: August 22, 2011, 09:52:33 am »

Do want.

(Let us know when they reach the Antipodes, please MadUncle)

Just 1 metallurgical question for those of the galvano-mad-science field:
Can one electroplate brass onto pewter?

Yes, I'm already thinking ahead to when I hasses the precioussess... Grin
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« Reply #338 on: August 22, 2011, 10:12:53 am »

Hopefully, we'll be able to distribute them in Oz, Mad Uncle offered so I'll get some to him as soon as I can!

Absolutely dear sir - our little shop is ready and waiting to stock them.


were is said shop may i ask?
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« Reply #339 on: August 22, 2011, 10:26:41 am »

The rings will be launched and on sale at The Asylum (Major Tinker's Emporium - the cell with the windows opposite the main entrance in the Bazaar/Prison)  Price is £8.50

I am hoping that a couple of the Asylum attendees who are returning to the US and Canada thereafter will be taking supplies home with them for sale.  This should reduce shipping costs and delays for you there. Price will be $15

I will endeavour to mail a batch to Maduncle for Australasian distribution just before The Asylum so you shouldn't have to wait too long out there.   Price will again be $15

EU purchasers will be able to buy directly from me after The Asylum.  (Please note I am taking the first week off but will be back in harness from September 25th) Price will be just 10 Euro.  (There is a possibility of a Spanish distributor too.)

Shipping will be in addition of course.

This project has been a long time coming to fruition - it has taken a lot of effort to make sure we can get the quality we wanted at an affordable price. (Plus quite a substantial financial outlay.)  

Now I am happy to admit that these are mechanically reproduced (although they are each individually hand polished and finished).  "Oh my - they are Mass produced they can't possibly be steampunk!" I hear some of you say.  
"Tosh and piffle" say I.  

We have however allowed for personal modification  (we are old lag steampunks are we not?).  The "Lenses" have been set deep enough that they look great as they are but are also perfect for modding.  Try using cold enamel, setting faux gems or even real cabochons. You can pop in tiny foils, use metal leaf or possibly "rub n buff" or similar to customise your own ring.  Whilst I am not usually of the "stick cogs on it" persuasion a couple of well found gears epoxied into the "lenses" would look superb.  I look forward to seeing your pictures.

Unfortunately the mould making costs and minimum runs mean we are unlikely to produce another size ring for at least six months and when we do it will be a larger one.  I will confirm the final sizes when the production run is in my sticky little hands.  The process means they are likely to be a tiny fraction smaller than originally made.  

Pewter is a very forgiving metal and it should be easily altered if anyone wishes.   It is actually ductile and malleable enough that minor adjustments can be made with a few taps on a ring stick. The "Buckle" on the band gives the perfect spot for larger adjustments and not require excessive polishing afterwards.

Glad you like them folks.

(Edit - modern english pewter is lead free, is fundamentally tin with tiny amounts of hardeners.  It is possible to electroplate it.  The ring does have an antique wash finish and this would need to be removed first.)   We are looking at the possibility of having a small batch actually gold plated.
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« Reply #340 on: August 22, 2011, 10:38:51 am »

These look thoroughly excellent; I'll be getting my order just so soon as I finally get a job...
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« Reply #341 on: August 22, 2011, 12:55:22 pm »

Good job everyone.  I'm quite excited and can't wait to get them for the whole family! 
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« Reply #342 on: August 22, 2011, 01:12:56 pm »

I've a feeling I may have to wait until it's available in  'fat fingers' size...
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« Reply #343 on: August 22, 2011, 08:25:36 pm »

If we're going all 'pewter'? Can we get the Dok going on the 'Brass Goggles Tankard'?
For those of us who eschew bling in favour of beer.
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« Reply #344 on: August 22, 2011, 08:52:32 pm »

10 euros shipping not yet included? for such an awesome-looking ring? I`d love to have one. Been looking for a new ring anyway.

So, since I only checked half of page 1, and sort of scrolled through the last 2 pages..how do I order? Can I just send a message somewhere in september? =)
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« Reply #345 on: August 22, 2011, 09:02:37 pm »

Do we know yet who will be bringing these back to the States? I've apparently got some money to spend Cheesy
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« Reply #346 on: August 22, 2011, 09:05:21 pm »

All will become clear for ordering after the launch at The Asylum (10th September)

Expect to see details posted here, on facebook etc.
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« Reply #347 on: August 22, 2011, 10:37:22 pm »

If we're going all 'pewter'? Can we get the Dok going on the 'Brass Goggles Tankard'?
For those of us who eschew bling in favour of beer.

splendid idea! It will go well with the hip-flask
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« Reply #348 on: August 23, 2011, 03:44:32 am »

If we're going all 'pewter'? Can we get the Dok going on the 'Brass Goggles Tankard'?
For those of us who eschew bling in favour of beer.

This.

VERY THIS.  Granted, I tend to prefer a nice tall GLASS, but I swear, I'd drink from it every day!
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« Reply #349 on: August 23, 2011, 04:20:56 am »

Herr Döktor -

Congratulations!
I'm quite happy for your success!

I think the men's size will work for me.
(US 10½, correct?)
I'll just order the men's size US and be done with it.


Very excited for you - will await further ordering info & instructions.

If you're making a list -
please do be so kind as
to put me on it.
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