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Old 2018-03-24, 10:57pm
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Default I need help with silver tube/size

I cannot math, I just can't. So when it comes to buying this tubing I always give up. And all the old threads, the links are dead and I think there are more bracelets out there now?

My MIL wants a bead that will fit her charm bracelets, so like a 5mm I figure will fit all, right? She has a troll and pandora and 'one she doesn't know'.
Would I buy the -
4.78 from Rio, they only have hard is that ok?
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Thunderbird, isn't that the place to get Ginko said? Her shop says 'indian jewelers supply', when I search that, I get Thunderbird. They only sell in gauges and doesn't seem like the site I remember looking at.
http://www.thunderbirdsupply.com/sterling-silver-tubing
(edit) they went out of business dang
or?

Ok wait now, reading this is sounds like i want 1/4?
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103829

maybe I'll just buy her a bead
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Old 2018-03-25, 2:04pm
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I don't know a thing about 'T' or 'P' or any of those, but I think the answer to your question is yes, you want 1/4" silver tubing or about 5mm.
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Old 2018-03-25, 2:13pm
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It’s easy.

Get her bracelet.
Measure the diameter of the cable with a caliper.

Go to the suppliers’ catalog, find, and order tubing with a slightly bigger ID.
ID stands for inner dimension.

Get a mandrel with the same OD as the tubing.
OD stands for outer dimension.

Half-hard silver is best.

Make the bead and core it.
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Old 2018-03-25, 2:50pm
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If she has a Pandora, you can get tubing at Santa Fe Jewelers Supply. Just call and ask them for the tubing Haley Tsang uses to line beads. She worked with them to get the proper dimensions.

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...14&postcount=6

This is the post that gives the part number.
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Old 2018-03-25, 7:42pm
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Indian Jewelry Supply closed which is why you couldn't find it and were redirected to Thunderbird. Follow Kathy's information about Santa Fe.
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Old 2018-03-25, 10:42pm
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Yes I saw last night they closed, sad.

Ok so Pandora fits all the rest then.

It's 'not that easy', I don't have her near me and no pandora myself nor do I know the sizes of the other companies nor would i have a 300.00 paper towel holder (my corer) lol!
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Old 2018-03-31, 3:19pm
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Troll is a little smaller than the Pandora so the same tube should work.
If needed you can anneal the tube yourself using the sharpie trick and some pickle.
support the tube with mandrel and tap it with a mallet before coring to harden it a bit.
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Old 2018-04-07, 10:10pm
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Troll is a little smaller than the Pandora so the same tube should work.
If needed you can anneal the tube yourself using the sharpie trick and some pickle.
support the tube with mandrel and tap it with a mallet before coring to harden it a bit.
Good tip thank you.

I haven't ordered, maybe never will since I have to call, I never remember to call places since I'm 3rd shift and not a phone person, everything is internet for me. Never ordered that dichro from that woman, my doctors...I have notes! I just never do it.
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