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#1

To All-

I’m finally sick of my tie flying over my shoulder every time I
step outside- I don’t want to buy findings and solder them on
something, I’m instead, interested in fabricating one myself.
Looking for ideas and suggestions. (Practical Metalsmith silver
part 1 or 2 has one, but…) Thanks in advance- Calvin


#2
    I'm finally sick of my tie flying over my shoulder every
time I step outside- I don't want to buy findings and solder
them on something, I'm instead, interested in fabricating one
myself. Looking for ideas and suggestions.  (Practical
Metalsmith silver part 1 or 2 has one, but...) 

I’ve been making tie tacks, but keep hearing that guys don’t
like to have holes in their ties, so I haven’t produced too many
of them. Regarding the CLIP thing, I’ve seen base metal ones in
the Indian Jeweler’s Supply findings catalog. I don’t have a
clue as to how one would “fabricate” one from scratch. The
toughest part would be to get that darned spring to stay in
place. . .


#3

Hi Guys,

Hope you don’t mind me chipping in… I used to do quite a
lot of men’s gemstone jewelry a few years ago and would buy my
clip blanks from Myron Tobac on 47th Street. They were about 1"
x 1-3/4" and were solid sterling. I used to solder on a bezel or
a group of bezels and set something nice and masculine like
lapis, malachite, turquoise or tiger eye in them - in about an
18x25 or 30x22. They sold very well for me - particularly when I
started making sets with cuff links and tuxedo studs to match.
Guys would buy whole sets no problem … wonder why I stopped
doing that.

Anyhow, my point is that Myron Tobac were inexpensive enough in
spite of the fact that these were fairly heavy clips that I could
make nice money to keep the bread on the table so I could design.
They also did one with a $ sign in sterling and a smaller solid
blank about 1/2" x 1-1/2". These were not the hinged type, but
the back was curved to present a spring. They didn’t damage the
ties and were popular because of that.

Another possibility is to buy all the neat base metal ones you
can find and have molds made and cast your own. I sometimes pick
up old bakelite jewelry or base metal or brass Coro deco pieces
at flea markets and do just that. This is production I’m talking
about - primarily for my cast silver pages.

Nina

Nina - Silver Design, 9122 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 249,
Pt. St. Lucie, FL. 34952 : Toll Free:1-888-460-1800
URL: http://www.nina-sd.com : Email: @Nina


#4

I have made tie clips similar to a “bobby pin” . I just make
sure there is enough tension to keep the tie secure and the
temper of the metal should be enough to stay firm.


#5

and i can remember doing one show right before Father’s Day,
having made a slew of tie tac’s with sterling round
wire…wonderful cab’s and all day i heard " tie tac’s, cool, i
remember when i used to buy those… or use those…" i
still have 3 left. pat


#6

Ties suck, anyway! I have worn two in the last seven years, and
those were both weddings! If you’re basing an enterprise on
tie-tacks and tie clips, you might want to reconsider your
business plan! The current trend toward "business casual"
could leave holding a major bag of undesirable merchandise!

FWIW,

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#7

I’m finally sick of my tie flying over my shoulder every time I
step outside- I don’t want to buy findings and solder them on
something, I’m instead, interested in fabricating one myself.
Looking for ideas and suggestions.

Hi Calvin,
Having made some tie clips, I made a model from wax to form the
back part of the clip, had that cast in bronze and use it in the
vise to make the “waves” without fiddling a lot with pliers. I
use flat wire 3.8 mm by 1.2 mm sterling silver, in gold it could
be thinner, never had difficulties with lack of springiness,
even hard soldering the ready formed piece to the front part.
Hope this is of help for you, Markus


#8

One way to solve the tie blowing over the shoulder problem is to
switch t ie types. Go to a bolo!

If the winds strong enough to blow the ends of a bolo over the
shoulder y ou can always tie them to your belt loops (bg).


#9
 One way to solve the tie blowing over the shoulder problem is
to switch t ie types. Go to a bolo!

Sorry, I happen to think those are really ugly!


#10
 One way to solve the tie blowing over the shoulder problem is
to switch t ie types. Go to a bolo!

Sorry, I happen to think those are really ugly!

I agree, whenever I see I bolo tie I cringe!!!

DeDe Sullivan
Producer
Manhattan Transfer Graphics
Tel: 212-907-1204
FAX: 212-370-9346
E Mail: @dede


#11

<< I agree, whenever I see I bolo tie I cringe!!! >>

I love them. I really do.

Mark P.


#12

David-the correct name is bola. Vic Cedarstaff of Arizona
invented the bola tie and named it after the South American bola
the “cowboys” there use. A bolo is a large knife. I know this
because of a very interesting little book about the bola which I
once read.

Lewis


#13

David-the correct name is bola.

And the really ugly ones, are they called E-bola ties??

Sorry I couldn’t resist.

Tim Goodwin
@tmn8tr


#14
I love them.  I really do. Mark P. 

What do the women you associate with, think of your ties???


#15

What do the women you associate with, think of your ties???

Actually I don’t own any bolo’s and have never made myself one.
I did buy an unusual demortorite many years ago with the
intention of making myself one but never have. My father wore
bolo’s and I have always been fond of them probably for that
reason. As far as the women I associate with and what they think
of my ties, I have only worn a regular tie once this year
(funeral). I have tried to design my life so I don’t have to cut
my hair or wear anything but jeans and a tee shirt (and usually
shoes). And I am happy to report the women in my life and I have
been married 19 years, and she hates bolo ties. The other main
women in my life is Sadie the dog, she would love it (if I made
it with a milk bone).

Mark P.


#16

<< And the really ugly ones, are they called E-bola ties?? >>

hahahaha!!! Thanks for the laugh . . . you may be right! ; )


#17

Good!!! I’m so happy to hear that you’re a REAL guy!!! Life
should not be spent in tight fiting suits and ties that resemble
a noose around the neck!!! AS a CEO (owner of a company) one can
set the dress code . . . ours is T-Shirts, shorts and hiking
boots - except when winter strikes, then shorts are not the
answer. ; )


#18

Mark, Could you send more detailed instructions for your “tie
clip”? Perhaps e-mail, or slow mail if a drawing is needed.
thank you.

Ruth