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Miniatures & Food Jewelry

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islandofmisfitbloggers asked: Probably a really dumb question but I'm clueless about jewelry making. On your cheese bracelets, the little metal rods? that go through the cheese and connect to the bracelet, what are they called and how the heck do you get the charms on? I've never figured out how they work since it looks like the top is a loop and the bottom is bigger than the rod part so you can't just slip the charm on like that.

celestialsushi:

bon-appeteats:

Those are called head pins. They’re inserted into the charms before they’re baked. You need to bend the loop up top yourself since they’re just a straight piece of metal.

There are eye pins which already have the loops up top, but they don’t have the flat piece of metal on the bottom like head pins do. I prefer using head pins over eye pins because head pins are more secure.

I’m glad someone asked; I’ve been confused on this point myself.  I’d always thought that eye screws needed to be used, but I could barely find any that were small enough.  So now, eye pins it is :D  Thankfully, I have some lying around.

So do the pins stay in pretty securely once baked?

No, unless you bend the ends before you insert them into your piece so that they’ll catch onto the inside of the piece instead of just pulling fully out (if that makes sense).

If I have to use eye pins, I will insert them into the charm, bake, take them out, and apply superglue to them before putting them back in.

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murrrrdi asked: Hey there, I saw your packaging peanuts post and do you have a UPS store near you? I work at one and we make smaller bags of peanuts for people, maybe one near you might do the same. (: lol good luck!

I do but I would get a better value by buying the larger amount (I ship enough where I could justify buying that quantity).  I just don’t know where I’d cram a giant bag of packing peanuts. lol

I did find a better option that I could feasibly store at home though. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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Went to go buy packing peanuts on Uline. This is the smallest one I can buy. lol I need a garage. :(

Went to go buy packing peanuts on Uline. This is the smallest one I can buy. lol I need a garage. :(

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islandofmisfitbloggers asked: Probably a really dumb question but I'm clueless about jewelry making. On your cheese bracelets, the little metal rods? that go through the cheese and connect to the bracelet, what are they called and how the heck do you get the charms on? I've never figured out how they work since it looks like the top is a loop and the bottom is bigger than the rod part so you can't just slip the charm on like that.

Those are called head pins. They’re inserted into the charms before they’re baked. You need to bend the loop up top yourself since they’re just a straight piece of metal.

There are eye pins which already have the loops up top, but they don’t have the flat piece of metal on the bottom like head pins do. I prefer using head pins over eye pins because head pins are more secure.

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keepitspooky asked: Are you by chance going to be selling charm bracelets with one of each cheese or just separate necklaces? I'd totally buy a bracelet

I have sold them as bracelets before. I think I still have some cheese charms left over from the last batch. I’ll add a few to my shop.