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Parts for lockets


#1

Daniel, Mineral watch crystals should work for this. About .5mm -
.75mm thick as I recall and not very expensive. If you want other
than a stock round shape a watch repair shop will cut them in fancy
shapes.

Jeff Demand
http://www.aztec-net.com/~jdemand


#2

Daniel- Have you tried Tri-Bro Tool C., Inc in Cranston, RI? They
have a fair locket selection and they offer in brass, copper,
sterling, and gold fill. I’m not sure what is available in which
metals but they are a great old company with lots of selection. good
luck

kate


#3

Hi David, The best source for custom cut glass is a stained glass
dealer or artisan. They have all sorts of little shapes to etch and
fit into their work. If the artist doesn’t have it on hand, he/she
should have the expertise and tools to cut what you need easily. This
could turn into a good barter opportunity which most
artists enjoy. Patty Lux


#4

Hi David, The best source for custom cut glass is a stained glass
dealer or artisan. They have all sorts of little shapes to etch and
fit into their work. If the artist doesn’t have it on hand, he/she
should have the expertise and tools to cut what you need easily. This
could turn into a good barter opportunity which most
artists enjoy. Patty Lux


#5
    where I might find cheap lockets or does anyone know a source
for glass that can be used in lockets? Thanks in advance. 

G’day; three suggestions;

  1. in lockets passed down from mother and grandmother which my wife
    has, they both had pieces of what used to be celluloid inserted over
    the tiny photos, but I removed that, replacing it with cellulose
    acetate discs. That was 30 years ago, and they are still OK.

  2. I have cut thin microscope slides by scratching a line with a
    carbide scriber then snapping, finally grinding it circular on a
    spinning medium fine lapidary stone.

  3. I have used microscope slide cover slips for similar purposes, but
    these are extremely fragile. Cheers, –

John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ


#6
    where I might find cheap lockets or does anyone know a source
for glass that can be used in lockets? Thanks in advance. 

G’day; three suggestions;

  1. in lockets passed down from mother and grandmother which my wife
    has, they both had pieces of what used to be celluloid inserted over
    the tiny photos, but I removed that, replacing it with cellulose
    acetate discs. That was 30 years ago, and they are still OK.

  2. I have cut thin microscope slides by scratching a line with a
    carbide scriber then snapping, finally grinding it circular on a
    spinning medium fine lapidary stone.

  3. I have used microscope slide cover slips for similar purposes, but
    these are extremely fragile. Cheers, –

John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ


#7
Parts for lockets 

Why wouldn’t a thin dome of clear quartz work in place of glass? This
would make it more related to a jewelry product.

Larry


#8

This may be an off-the-wall suggestion for the glass, but what about
using the slides for viewing specimens under a microscope? I don’t
know how thick they are, but they might work, and you could probably
shape them on a Genie. I assume that a store like “Mr. Science” or
similar would sell them.

Dianne Karg
Toronto, Ontario