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Forum: Beads of Courage 2012-02-28, 6:30am
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Posted By RSimmons
The catch is that even though Copper Green isn't...

The catch is that even though Copper Green isn't a lead glass the folks that do the sorting aren't glass workers and don't know the difference. They are supposed to pull any metallic-surface beads...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-08-25, 3:38pm
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Posted By RSimmons
Coring and capping with brass should be OK. The...

Coring and capping with brass should be OK. The problem with silver glass is that sometime the 'silver' is something else (lead, zinc, etc) and it's hard to tell them apart without a spectrometer. I...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-08-20, 11:29am
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Posted By RSimmons
Wonderful! Robert

Wonderful!

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-06-24, 6:05am
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Posted By RSimmons
Yes, exposed goldstone is fine. It is a copper...

Yes, exposed goldstone is fine. It is a copper material and is not one of the CPSC-prohibited materials.

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-02-14, 8:20am
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Posted By RSimmons
Yes, that is the correct mailing address. Thank...

Yes, that is the correct mailing address. Thank you for your donation.

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-01-03, 7:01am
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Posted By RSimmons
I've been using silver plated jewelry wire for...

I've been using silver plated jewelry wire for these. I'd prefer Sterling or Argentium but I simply can't afford it. The volume that I go through is high as I wire wrap my own butterflies and...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-12-22, 10:14am
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Posted By RSimmons
Hi Sachiko, No, your beads don't have to be...

Hi Sachiko,
No, your beads don't have to be butterflies, my picture was just an example. We need lots and lots of just what you are describing - beads that will capture the imagination of a child...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-12-18, 5:30pm
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Posted By RSimmons
Here's an example of how I set up wire wrapped...

Here's an example of how I set up wire wrapped butterfly beads. Fairly simple, but I like to use 20 ga. wire as it's a bit stronger than most headpins. Make a tinly loop at the bottom and use a 3mm...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-11-22, 10:38am
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Posted By RSimmons
Separate bags would be good. Thanks very much,...

Separate bags would be good. Thanks very much, unfortunately we always need butterflies.

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-11-03, 6:50am
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Posted By RSimmons
Just be sure that you've got the bead release out...

Just be sure that you've got the bead release out of the hole and that the hole has smooth edges. Beyond that, s simple rinse should do the job.

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-10-29, 9:35am
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Posted By RSimmons
Looks great! Thank you. Robert

Looks great! Thank you.

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-08-13, 5:48am
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Posted By RSimmons
I haven't done the testing on the various...

I haven't done the testing on the various versions of Raku. For the moment I'm recommending against it until I can get time on the system to look at it. If it's encased it's OK, just not on the...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-06-15, 5:38pm
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Posted By RSimmons
Aleta, Check your PM. I can help Robert

Aleta,
Check your PM. I can help

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-05-25, 9:38am
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Posted By RSimmons
We would certainly appreciate your support. ...

We would certainly appreciate your support.
Thanks
Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-05-25, 5:42am
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Posted By RSimmons
There is not yet a Beads of Courage program in...

There is not yet a Beads of Courage program in Europe. We're in the US, Japan and New Zealand at the moment but are constantly growing.

Robert
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-05-23, 9:57am
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Posted By RSimmons
No, you don't need to wire wrap the 1/16 beads. ...

No, you don't need to wire wrap the 1/16 beads. the strand material that we use will fit nicely in that size hole. The 3/32 is a little easier to string, but it's OK to send the 1/16 without any...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-03-21, 8:28am
Replies: 93
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Posted By RSimmons
There's not a regular sterilization process, but...

There's not a regular sterilization process, but all of the beads are checked to be sure that they are clean, inside and out. They are then packaged individually in small plastic bags to keep them...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-01-25, 6:29pm
Replies: 93
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Posted By RSimmons
The critters don't really need to be wire wrapped...

The critters don't really need to be wire wrapped as they will usually go directly onto a child's bead strand. A purple heart with a vertical hole or a butterfly need to be wire wrapped because...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-01-25, 11:15am
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Posted By RSimmons
Sounds cool, I'd like to see a photo if you've...

Sounds cool, I'd like to see a photo if you've got one. So long as the hanger loop is very strong they should be OK. We've had problems in the past with the loops breaking off from pendants.
...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-01-25, 7:58am
Replies: 93
Views: 79,357
Posted By RSimmons
We will accept a horizontal hole but preferably...

We will accept a horizontal hole but preferably the butterflies will have a vertical hole and will be (or can be) wire wrapped. Many times we find that parents wish to wear these special beads and...
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