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How to remove the wings from dried butterflies.  (There is more, but I'm not currently interested in glass mounting.)  I have had reasonable success with multiple coats of polyurethane varnish and then gluing the wing to a light metal frame/support for mounting.  Small spiral at top worked well until I wore the big luna moth earrings in strong wind.  They whipped around so much that the varnish began to separate from the wing.

How to remove the wings from dried butterflies. (There is more, but I'm not currently interested in glass mounting.) I have had reasonable success with multiple coats of polyurethane varnish and then gluing the wing to a light metal frame/support for mounting. Small spiral at top worked well until I wore the big luna moth earrings in strong wind. They whipped around so much that the varnish began to separate from the wing.

A Modern Way to Display Pressed Botanicals. Start by gathering some dried flowers or leaves. Next gather 2 clear panes of glass and clean them well. Arrange your plant material as you would display it and dab a wee bit of white glue to keep the pieces in place. Add second glass pane to the back of the first, sandwiching in the plants, and use friction tape or binder clips to secure it.

A Modern Way to Display Pressed Flowers

A Modern Way to Display Pressed Botanicals. Start by gathering some dried flowers or leaves. Next gather 2 clear panes of glass and clean them well. Arrange your plant material as you would display it and dab a wee bit of white glue to keep the pieces in place. Add second glass pane to the back of the first, sandwiching in the plants, and use friction tape or binder clips to secure it.

Types of Metal for Jewelry.  Quick discussion of various metals typically used in jewelry.  Titanium is hypoallergenic, light, but not solderable.

6 Top Types of Metal for Jewelry

Types of Metal for Jewelry. Quick discussion of various metals typically used in jewelry. Titanium is hypoallergenic, light, but not solderable.

The three standard bangle sizes, and how to find out what size you are -- via Alterations Needed

The three standard bangle sizes, and how to find out what size you are -- via Alterations Needed

All About Jewelry Wire – Wire Materials - Jewelry Tutorial Headquarters.  A nice overview of commonly available/used wires for jewelry making..  Now I need to buy some red brass!  Good basic info.

All About Jewelry Wire - Jewelry Wire Materials

All About Jewelry Wire – Wire Materials - Jewelry Tutorial Headquarters. A nice overview of commonly available/used wires for jewelry making.. Now I need to buy some red brass! Good basic info.

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