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How to Make Your Own Locket - Ganoksin Jewelry Making Community. Before photography, lockets were decorated with miniature, handpainted portraits — a luxury few could afford. The advent of affordable photographic miniatures propelled the locket to the forefront of jewelry fashion during the sentimental Victorian era. Between 1890 and 1920, ornately crafted lockets were suspended from bracelets, necklaces, brooches, belts, and chatelaines. Ladies of fashion were not seen without one, and men wore them on their watch chains. During World War I, many soldiers wore lockets into battle as a reminder of loved ones at home. Lockets have since fallen out of fashion, and distinctive lockets are hard to find.

Materials Sterling silver sheet: 20-gauge (0.8mm), 3 x 6 in. (76 x 152mm)26-gauge (0.4mm), 3 x 6 in. (76 x 152mm) Sterling silver wire: 18-gauge (1.0mm), round, half-hard, 3 in. (76mm)12-gauge (2.1mm), round, half-hard, 2 in. (51mm) Sterling silver tubing: Ganoksin is sponsored by 1.0mm ID, 1 in. (25.5mm)9.5mm ID, heavy-walled, 3 in. (76mm) Tools & Supplies. Facebook. Twitter erupts as mainstream media try to keep Tory election fraud story out of the news. There’s no update on the summit meeting between the Electoral Commission and police forces investigating the allegations of Tory electoral fraud – so here’s something for you to consider. While members of the public have been clamouring for coverage, most of the mainstream news channels – papers, TV, radio – have resolutely ignored it. But they jump when just one or two people complain about programme content.

Perhaps the answer is to write in to your favourite news purveyor with a letter marked clearly, “COMPLAINT”, and demand to know why they aren’t covering a story that is clearly of significant image to large numbers of the public. Source: Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections | EvolvePolitics.com Join the Vox Political Facebook page. If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Vox Political needs your help! Like this: Like Loading... Six reasons receivers shouldn't be media streamers - CNET. If you're looking to buy an AV receiver this year, one of the major step-up features you'll be tempted to pay for is built-in networking. All the receivers we're looking at in the $500 price range have an Ethernet port on the back and support for a variety of streaming-music features, such as Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, Slacker, and Internet radio.

As much as we're fans of those streaming-music services, we'd hesitate to recommend paying extra for getting them built-into a receiver, since AV receivers are our least favorite way to access them. Here's why. 1. Mediocre graphical user interfaces Just a few years ago, AV receiver user interfaces were terrible, if you even got one at all. Things have gotten better, but AV receivers' graphical user interfaces (GUIs) still look archaic compared with every other modern home theater device. Related links • CNET's best AV receivers list • 2011 AV receiver comparison spreadsheet • Wi-Fi alternatives for your home theater 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. What You Need To Set Up Your Home Music Server – Music Server Tips. A music server typically consists of a data back-end which is where you store your actual music files. This can be simple external USB hard drive connected to a computer running some sort of server software (filesharing protocol etc.).

If you want a more sophisticated solution, you could put your music on a NAS (Network Attached Storage). But the core principle is that you need ample hard disk space for your entire music library. Most people forget that they need a solid backup strategy in place. So you would either need to duplicate your primary hard drive manually or add additional disks to your NAS. Regardless of the approach, I’d recommend planning for the worst. A cheap alternative is to utilize your wireless router’s USB port. Once you’ve got the data back-end sorted out, you need a digital “front-end” for your stereo system that will produce actual sounds. For this, you basically need a receiving device that can read from your music collection on the network. Using Apple Products. Fab Labs UK | Facilitating the Power of Making.

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IC Boards. 3D Design & Printing. Printing. Fab Labs UK | Facilitating the Power of Making. Welcome to Makespace. Makerspace | Creating a space for young makers and educators. Design, compile, and simulate your electronic project online. Art organisation detail. Bare Conductive. We Are Makers Seeks to Explain the Maker Movement. What is the Maker Movement? A simple question you may often hear from family and friends. Do you start with the explosion of new technologies that let almost anyone turn an idea into an object in the real world?

Do you mention the community workshops popping up in warehouses, libraries or online to connect curiosity and expertise? Or do you begin with the core values that bring makers of all types together to share and create? This challenge sparked We Are Makers, a short documentary that celebrates the diversity of tools, people and ideas that is the Maker Movement. A group of filmmakers from Abilene Christian University visited many of the people and places that have brought making into the mainstream. We’re proud to share the film with the maker community. The Maker Movement is more than a single new device or type of community, and We Are Makers hopes to help us share something of the deeply human values that motivate the broader movement. Related. The World's Simplest Hack: iPod Party Amplifier. Makerland Tutorials: Your First Steps with the Internet of Things.

MaKey MaKey | Buy Direct (Official Site) MAKLAB LONDON : Making Space by MAKLAB. Makerversity is a making and learning company based in the heart of Lodnon. We are building a 21st century digital factory, bringing industry back to the banks of the Thames, as well as developing learning and work placement programmes focused on emerging technologies, developing skills, attitudes and networks. Makerversity is a collaboration between London based designers Smith and Tobia and Something and Sons and MAKLAB Glasgow. 1. We are creating a bustling centre for making and digital manufacture with sustainable business model that can act as a physical and financial base to support our wider objectives. Part workshop, part studio, part laboratory part learning centre.

We are creating a diverse environment where differing people, technologies, crafts, and world views can come together. A place where some of the most weird and wonderful collaborations occur. 2. Our programmes will be focused less around formal education and more around learning as a way of life. 3. Free Technology Ebooks. REVOLVE // A hardware-less coffee table. I wanted the shape of this object to be relatively basic because the slicing process created by the program would be enough of a feature to draw you in. I also needed to have the design done pretty fast because Paul and I only had a couple days to see this project through. I hit the internet for inspiration and came across the Kitaj, a side table by Rodolfo Dordoni. I wanted to make something a bit bigger and decided to convert this shape into a coffee table. Paul also needed a table for his office (his previous one made by a well known swedish manufacturer may have finally given out because he fell victim to the 'they gave us extra hardware' myth).

We landed on the dimensions of 36" x 36" x 22". In Paul's shop, we happened to come across a circular piece of glass that may have also come from yet another abandoned piece of 'put it together yourself' furniture that found it's inevitable demise. Autodesk 123D Make. How 3-D Printing in Silver Really Works--How to Print 3-D Objects in Pure Silver. 3-D printing company Shapeways can now print items in silver--or almost, anyway. I needed to get some clarification as to how that could really work, and Shapeways has kindly provided an in-depth look at how this process works. If you've got any interest in printing out your own 3-D silver jewelry, read on and find out what goes on behind the scenes. Thanks to Shapeways for the following, very interesting description of how the process works. "Shapeways enables people to design custom objects in silver by printing a wax model layer by layer, then using the wax model to cast in silver.

The wax printer deposits droplets of wax one layer at a time. The printer also deposits support material to help overhanging sections and sections that cannot stand up by itself during the printing process. After the model is finished, the support material is dissolved in heated oil. 3D Printing Design & Modeling Software. Autodesk 123D DesignEasy-to-use yet powerful modeling tool with library of existing components or the ability to create from scratch. Also available for the iPad. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways. Learn how 123D Design and Shapeways work together Windows, Mac, Online Service TinkercadA fantastic beginner program, that leads you to learn complex things through simple quests. Runs right in your browser, and the skills you learn are easily transferable to more advanced programs. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways!

Learn how Tinkercad and Shapeways work together Online Service 3D TinAnother browser based program using WebGL, this is free as long as you share your designs under Creative Commons. BlenderA powerful application with full-fledged professional tools, Blender has a wide community and resources to help you learn. Learn how Blender and Shapeways work together Windows, Mac, Linux Open SCADOpenSCAD is not an interactive 3D design tool. Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD Windows, Mac. Sketchup: a 3D Toolbox - Harwood Podcast Network. 8 Steps On How To Design And 3D Print Jewelry — LucasPlus Jewelry by Lucas Goossens. Listed below are 8 steps on how to create your own jewelry using only your computer, a free 3D design program, and the help of a 3D printing company.

This list is essentially the guideline to how I made my LucasPlus jewelry line. 1. DOWNLOAD Sketchup For Free It's the 3D design program I've been using for the past few years because of its easy learning curve. You can download the other free 3D programs like Sculptris, Blender, and Autodesk123D at the Shapeways.com creator tools section. 2. Before anything else, start searching for "Sketchup for beginners", "Sketchup basics", "How to design ..... in Sketchup" etc. 3.

Do you have a favorite symbol? The most important thing is to have fun. When first opening Sketchup, it'll ask you what template you want to work in, whether you want to work in large scale like meters, or smaller scale inches and millimeters. When you feel that your 3D model is ready to become a finished product to be shared with the masses, take nice photos of it! OpenDesk - Design for Open Making.