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  • Life, the universe and everything… | Milomade | Page 32
    2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 April 2008 March 2008 Tag Cloud 5 2 Diet 7 sails Accessories Accounts Advent Calendar Alison Hardcastle Animation Video Antique Silverware A Ring A Day Art Badges Baking BCTF Books Bracelets Business Buttons Charity Chess Christmas Christmas Shopping Commissions Competitions Copper Craft Fairs Creative Recycling Cutlery Decorations Discount Voucher Display DIY Earrings Eco Chic Collection Eco Notepads Eco Silver Enduring Love Envelopes Exhibition Experiments Fabric Facebook Fife Food Free Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress Advertise Would you like to advertise on this blog View a list of rates and available ad slots here Category Archives Life the universe and everything The view out of my window 1 22nd July 2008 We moved to Kinghorn recently and the view I get out the window at the back of the house is stunning We live on a cliff and

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/category/life-the-universe-and-everything/page/32/ (2016-02-13)
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  • New website is now live! | Milomade
    A Ring A Day Art Badges Baking BCTF Books Bracelets Business Buttons Charity Chess Christmas Christmas Shopping Commissions Competitions Copper Craft Fairs Creative Recycling Cutlery Decorations Discount Voucher Display DIY Earrings Eco Chic Collection Eco Notepads Eco Silver Enduring Love Envelopes Exhibition Experiments Fabric Facebook Fife Food Free Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress New website is now live 19th November 2012 Hey ho I ve done it At last I ve managed to get my new website design up and running The site is now shiny and new so is the shop too but the blog is only partially done The blog needs a bit of work I ve updated the look but not the functionality I still need to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress and I d rather tackle that when I m not full of cold and stressed up to my eyeballs with all I need to get ready for Round the Horn next Saturday I really want to streamline the content in the sidebar and tidy it up I want to start offering advertising space I need to sort out my categories and my tags I also need to go through all my posts and re size images as the new website is a lot thinner than the old one I m really pleased with the new

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2012/11/new-website-is-now-live/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Soldering Goes Well | Milomade
    Discount Voucher Display DIY Earrings Eco Chic Collection Eco Notepads Eco Silver Enduring Love Envelopes Exhibition Experiments Fabric Facebook Fife Food Free Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress Soldering Goes Well 9th February 2014 I meant to post these images up last week after my jewellery lesson on the 29th January but I didn t get the time So I m posting them up now so that you can continue to see the development of my first ever locket prototype After spending ages sanding and filing and cutting all the seperate components I was ready to solder I d learnt a new technique to hold the domes in place whilst soldering which I wrote about here and after practicing this quite a lot the time came to work on the actual piece Amazingly it all went very smoothly Here s the first dome getting prepared for soldering First I marked out a circle onto the copper plate I then checked the positioning of the dome and drew on a small marker line on both the components so I knew how they should be lined up I ve also scored two lines coming off the circle this is where I need to cut the metal for my hinge plate The copper stitches are all done and the dome is held securely in place The

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2014/02/soldering-goes-well/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Practice Run | Milomade
    Diet 7 sails Accessories Accounts Advent Calendar Alison Hardcastle Animation Video Antique Silverware A Ring A Day Art Badges Baking BCTF Books Bracelets Business Buttons Charity Chess Christmas Christmas Shopping Commissions Competitions Copper Craft Fairs Creative Recycling Cutlery Decorations Discount Voucher Display DIY Earrings Eco Chic Collection Eco Notepads Eco Silver Enduring Love Envelopes Exhibition Experiments Fabric Facebook Fife Food Free Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress Practice Run 29th January 2014 This week I ve been meaning to practice cutting stitches into my copper using a graving tool to help hold my copper domes in place whilst soldering as there is a risk that they will move as the solder runs and then be off centre for the holes I cut out last week I would ve had images to show you but iTunes ate them and I m not revisiting that bad mood again I ve not had much time this week same old story and have only had a few practice sessions so far with minimal success but today managed to get stuck in and get the copper out and practice cutting stitches over and over again My tutor kindly lent me a graver tool last week It s a tricky business as the graver either doesn t want to budge or glides off in this or that direction totally ruining the piece Feeling despondant as I want to get onto soldering in my class tonight I got my Tim McCreight books out again and re read the scant information about doing this technique and noticed in his picture he s got his tool the other way around I m sure I tried that in class last week and it didn t work either and my tutor said to have the graver the other way around we did both and both were tricky I did a quick google with no results so thought I d give it another go and today it started to work maybe it s because I ve been trying over and over and had a fair bit of practice now or maybe it is because I ve turned the tool around Anyway I m a lot happier with my attempts today compared to previous days Here are some of my practice stitches And here is a circular set of stitches to hold one of my small domes in place just practicing with the little ones first And here s one of the small domes in place surrounded by stitches it s a little loose but by

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2014/01/practice-run/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Tube Riveting | Milomade
    Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress Tube Riveting 3rd March 2014 As you know I ve been driving through to Edinburgh every Wednesday night this year to attend jewellery classes at Silver Hub Studios run by the lovely Lisa Arnott I ve been studying hard and have been learning how to make lockets and hinges but last week we touched on riveting and I got shown how to do a tube rivet I was instantly smitten These are the the pieces of copper that Lisa used to demonstrate how to make a tube rivet They were stuck together with masking tape and drilled then flattened and sanded filed A piece of tube was then cut to fit the hole and that stuck out about a mm on each side She then used a tool and hammer to flare out the ends of the tube Once flared enough the ends were hammered with a rivet hammer until flattened I don t have a photo of the finished piece but it gave me an idea of what I wanted to do next After being shown the technique I had a rummage in the copper scrap box and found a couple of pieces that went well together and decided to make a piece of jewellery Rather than just practice and discard I thought I d apply my new

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2014/03/tube-riveting/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Old chairs given a new lease of life | Milomade
    March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 April 2008 March 2008 Tag Cloud 5 2 Diet 7 sails Accessories Accounts Advent Calendar Alison Hardcastle Animation Video Antique Silverware A Ring A Day Art Badges Baking BCTF Books Bracelets Business Buttons Charity Chess Christmas Christmas Shopping Commissions Competitions Copper Craft Fairs Creative Recycling Cutlery Decorations Discount Voucher Display DIY Earrings Eco Chic Collection Eco Notepads Eco Silver Enduring Love Envelopes Exhibition Experiments Fabric Facebook Fife Food Free Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress Old chairs given a new lease of life 20th February 2013 Today whilst clearing stuff out of what is soon to be Milo s room I rediscovered two chairs I bought from a charity shop in Edinburgh during a summer visit to the city I pulled them out and rather than just stacking them out ofthe way I decided to start refurbishing the seats as was my intention when I first bought them I found this fabulous fabric in a charity shop a while ago and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it for these chairs It s a bit thin so I m thinking of using a plain white fabric to hold the cushioning material in place and to act as a backing and I might make two removable covers out of the patterned fabric going to see how it goes This kind of chair revamp isn t a difficult job it s just a little time consuming as there s a lot you have to undo before you can do Colin thankfully treated the chairs for woodworm when we got them so all they need now is a really good clean I m not going to re varnish them or strip back what s already there as I like the way they look as they are The old fabric and cushion padding was ripped out a long time ago but all the original nails are still in place so today I m going to pull all of these out and clean up the seats before attempting anything else I m not going to be buying new cushion padding as I ve still got bags full of padding material I saved from the futon mattress Colin and I used to sleep on when we lived in Edinburgh I used it to make a dog bed and a load of cushions for our sofa and the rest has been insulating the bath for years

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2013/02/wip-old-chairs-given-a-new-lease-of-life/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Locket Progress | Milomade
    Facebook Fife Food Free Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress Locket Progress 5th March 2014 I ve not posted up any images of my locket making lately so here goes it s nearly finished I finished filing the edges of the domes and gave them a quick polish Next came the hinge bracket I hade to line the domes up and sandwich them together with masking tape so that I could make all the edges uniform Next was the tricky task of filing a groove for the tube hinge to sit into you can see the start of this in the image below Checking to see if it fits Looking good Next I had to cut three pieces of tube that would form the hinge Here they are Gettin ready to solder the single hinge element onto one side All done I had to then line up the edges of the bracket and position the other two hinge elements ready for soldering to the other dome And there you go I added a small balled silver clasp but forgot to photograph that bit so I move on to the bails These were incredibly tricky to solder on for some reason and I got really fed up with it and had an interlude of learning tube riveting before returning to the soldering and getting

    Original URL path: http://www.milomade.co.uk/blog/2014/03/locket-progress-2/ (2016-02-13)
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  • The Perfect Curve… | Milomade
    Shipping Funding Gifts Gift Tags Gift Vouchers Giveaway Hair Illustration Instagram Jewellery Kinghorn Maps Michael Mosley Milo Milomade Shop MuseumsSheffield Music Film New Stockists Next Steps Programme Offer of the Month Open Studios Packaging Paper Patterns Peandants Photography Pinterest Recycled Recycled Silver Recycling RePlumbed Collection Rings Round The Horn Sale Sea Glass Sewing Silver Social Social Media Spoons Stationery Stocking Fillers Studio Tax Textures Trade Shows Travel TTC Pregnancy Twitter Upcycling Valentines Gift Vintage Website Wholesale Windchime Winter Warmth 2015 Work In Progress The Perfect Curve 16th January 2014 I ve hardly had any time at the bench this week but yesterday afternoon while Milo was napping I snuck in and finished off the domes I d made in my jewellery class last week I say finished off but to be honest this is just the start I just had to file down the edges so that when joined together the two edges would be flush Doming had made the edges uneven in places so there was quite a bit of sanding to be done It s a matter of rolling the domes of copper around on sandpaper placed on the bench until they re perfectly level but you also have to make sure the domes have been evenly sanded as if one is taller then the other it also means its slightly larger so there s lot of factors to consider Making lockets is more complicated than I imagined I ve been reading this book and I m a little disappointed I d heard that it was the bible with regards to lockets boxes and hinges and even though its a great resource the tutorial element is seriously lacking in detail and its not making much sense to me at the moment Maybe in practice it ll all become clear Lots of gaps to fill in my knowledge so far I ve opted to make a locket from two domed pieces of copper that incorporates a bearing plate that supports the knuckles of the hinges at least I think it s called a bearing plate It s going to be a lengthy process In my class tonight I pretty much spent three hours perfecting a curve Really intense process of cutting and shaping the plate to fit the curve of the domed copper After I d got it perfect I then had to decide whether or not to bevel the edge so that it mirrored the dome exactly and I initially refused as I d spent ages getting the curve flush to the dome However a little reverse psychology from my tutor persuaded me to take the plunge I almost gave up and started looking for alternative methods but eventually with a little more guidance picked up the file and finished off one of the plates Really impressed with what I achieved Next week I ll be tackling the second plate which is already marked out and ready for cutting and filing Judging on how long it took me

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