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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Can't resist this stainless steel block when hubby took me to the stainless steel shop two days ago. Just nice for hammering. So I got the shop assistant to cut a piece for me - about 1.5 inch thick (2.5 in diameter). Took him about 10 minutes to get it cut.
The shop sells everything stainless, copper and brass except for soft stainless steel wire *sigh*. They do have the hard ones though. But can't use them for jewelry, they are too hard and springy.
While walking around, I saw the square stainless steel flat bar measuring about 2.5 x 4 x 0.4 in. Hm! Also very good for hammering :). In the end I decided to have both of them for RM46.00. Expensive? Well for the love of jewelry making, its worth it.










3 comments :

The Beading Gem Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 9:19:00 AM GMT+8  

If it's for jewelry making, it is definitely worth it! Tell hubby, that as vices go, jewelry making is pretty tame!

Jane Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 8:08:00 PM GMT+8  

Do you usually buy stainless steel from hardware shop? I am trying to figure out where to get them in KL :0

Mei (WireBliss) Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 8:39:00 PM GMT+8  

Yeah, hardware shop, though not all of them sell stainless. Its safer to go to fishing tackle shop. They should sell them. The only thing is to find the right gauges and soft wires.

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