Ok, by now I hope you all realized that black background was to support the action all the big on-line sites were taking to oppose the horrible SOPA bill our government is trying to pass that would kill the internet. Because they're idiots and they don't understand how the internet works. 

Yeah, shipwreck, I agree, I was just tired. Although at the same time... no yeah. I was just lazy.

In case you don't re-read the comments here- why would you- I started to address some questions:

"ok you crazies-
  • Boot ~C still probs w/pix? i reloaded them all. 
  • yes, owl, all of those.
  • la file- me too! giant boobs!
  • Sandra- just dont use that!!! no flux core, no rosin core. just lead-free solder. here in hardware stores its called 'specialty and hobby'. and lots of flux- paste flux i think is best. i have gel flux which is a little bit messy. I tried 'handy flux' and it did NOT work. and a block of sal ammoniac to clean the iron on." 
And there, I added 3 links to the 3 different places I get supplies: etsy, ebay and amazon.
Lela Bouse-McCracken I think the Handy Flux is for super high-heat soldering or silver soldering with a torch or something. I mean, it's not all an elaborate conspiracy.
Anyways, look at these wacky fishing things I got in the mail the other day. 

I also got these in the shop:Tribal Dangles with Ceramic Art Beads. Rustic gypsy asymmetrical assemblage.Muliebrity.

Tribal Dangles with Ceramic Art Beads. Rustic gypsy asymmetrical assemblage.


alek said...

funny that friend of mine just gave me a bunch of stuff like that after a clean out she had,

speaking of not minding being copied, its one thing copying technique, that amounts to a 'craft generosity' - but very few people can imitate the compositional balance you hit on almost all the time, and the "b...s" you have to take it apart and do it again, if it dosn't work.
whats also interesting is seeing that evolve from the beginning of your etsy shop.
yea a bit late with my tuppence worth on this probably long past subject - the pig was always late going to buddhas tea party cos he was making sure everybody got there first


Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Re: Handy Flux.
Are you quite sure it's not a conspiracy? Conspiracies are sneaky sometimes!

And HOLY MOTHER OF FISHING stuff. My Dad was an avid fisherman...and there are tons of that stuff at my Mom's house. Spoons. Yep, that's what they're called. But watch out for that triple hook..those hooks'll getcha! I love that tiny little fish shaped spoon. Cool!

fanciful devices said...

ALEK- no, not late, its totally an ongoing thing. i am still talking about it in several convos to ppl who are sending me pix of their inspiredbyme stuff. and YES! i totally did learn it as i made stuff from the beginning of my shop. just from making hundreds and hundreds of items... what does "b...s" mean? bullshit?
lebou- but WHY is it called a spoon? what the hell is it for?
"For Soldering Gold, Silver, Brass, Copper & other Non-Ferrous Metals * Contains Fluorides * Temp Range: 1100F-1700F" See, it's for HARD SOLDER. soft solder, the kind we do, is for lower temps, below 700. see? i went and figured it out for you.

alek said...

balls (?) :)

Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Spoon lure: A spoon lure, in sport fishing, is an oblong, concave lure, usually of metal or shell, shaped like the bowl of a spoon. The spoon lure is mainly used to attract fish by reflecting light and moving randomly.

See?see? i went and figured it out for you. :)

And...I ordered that Handy Flux because the description I read somewhere said it was for 600degrees and up. Maybe I'll give mine in a 'giveaway.' :D

Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

And because the internet isn't dead yet...here's more than you ever wanted to read about spoon lures.


Jennifer Valentine said...

I can hardly wait to see what you make with those lovely lures!
sooooo nifty!

Vintajia Adornments said...

Well with the contents of the newly received package I can only assume that you will shortly be 'fishing for compliments"

amth13 said...

This is the one thing my little town was famous for manufacturing fishing hooks and needles. My mum spent years of her life working on a big press producing everything from sewing needles to surgical ones. Then it was the usual story of cheaper production abroad and all of the factories closing.

Beatnheart said...

Nothing hotter than chicks talkin' bout fishin and soldering.