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Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 12-03-2013, 05:22 PM
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Posted By starlighthill
Good luck to everyone

It's great to see Titan back and people making money. This company sure was a Godsend for me when I was desperate for an income. Good luck to everyone sending in their samples. Good luck to you,...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 11-08-2012, 03:25 AM
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Posted By starlighthill
Sore hands/arthritis

My hands get sore from making viking knit bracelets, especially the left on that holds the mandrel. Sitting for prolonged periods affects the arthritis in my back & knees making me stiff and moving...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 10-03-2012, 10:10 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Congratulations! Good job!:D I have to send in my...

Congratulations! Good job!:D I have to send in my 2nd try #5.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 10-01-2012, 12:17 PM
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Posted By starlighthill
Please don't leave because of one person, GB. To...

Please don't leave because of one person, GB. To whomever thinks GB is a troublemaker, there is always someone we find difficult on every forum we use. That's life. It gives us an opportunity to...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-17-2012, 06:38 PM
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Posted By starlighthill
Pretty weird that you posted the exact same post...

Pretty weird that you posted the exact same post as Mildred470 did on 9/12 (post #644). I see that Mildred470 just made that one post and then was banned. There is something odd about this.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-11-2012, 07:51 AM
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Posted By starlighthill
Please don't rule it out GB. Christine may have a...

Please don't rule it out GB. Christine may have a solution, especially with several of us having difficulty.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-11-2012, 05:58 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
That's a nifty little tool, GB! I'd like to know...

That's a nifty little tool, GB! I'd like to know how it handles this wire we're using.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-10-2012, 03:28 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
I second that emotion:D Diane

I second that emotion:D
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-10-2012, 12:36 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Just a quick note, I'm in the middle of working...

Just a quick note, I'm in the middle of working on a sheep sorting pen.
Christine switched from the nickel to stainless steel wire not only to appeal to people with allergies to nickel but also for...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-09-2012, 05:43 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
I hate to hear that you're having such...

I hate to hear that you're having such difficulty, but glad I'm not alone. I think the hardness of this wire is a problem, especially with the jump rings. Hopefully Christine will have a solution....
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-08-2012, 02:01 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Are you able to cut jump rings made with the 22...

Are you able to cut jump rings made with the 22 gauge stainless wire with regular flush cutters? I tried the same thing with my mandrel. I had to really bear down on those cutters. I had such a hard...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-08-2012, 08:52 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Thanks for the tips and the video, GB. The 22...

Thanks for the tips and the video, GB. The 22 gauge is still hard to cut but not as bad as the 20 gauge. I could form the jump rings on the mandrel but couldn't cut them with my regular cutters. Time...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-08-2012, 06:41 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Update on the thinner stainless steel wire

You may remember I had great difficulty with the 20 gauge stainless steel wire that I was using with the stones for the macrame bracelet & anklet. Stones were breaking at an almost 1:1 ratio when I...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 09-04-2012, 08:23 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
You bring up great points, GB. Maybe I can help...

You bring up great points, GB.
Maybe I can help a little with what I learned last week when I asked about the hard wire.
Christine uses different tools to make the hard wire work for her. She uses...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Stones breaking, hard stiff wire etc.

I spoke with Christine today and she will mail me 22 gauge stainless steel to use for the rosary link and the jump rings. She said they are transitioning from the nickel to stainless steel due to...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-26-2012, 07:03 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Well, Belina, I can try. The concept and process...

Well, Belina, I can try. The concept and process of wrapping the bead is simple, but difficult for me to describe. You make an Egyptian coil and place one coil on the top of the stone and one on the...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-25-2012, 02:07 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
I'm sorry to hear this. That is disappointing...

I'm sorry to hear this. That is disappointing when you're all set to work.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Yes, I'm approved on the earrings and didn't have...

Yes, I'm approved on the earrings and didn't have a problem with the wire or stones. Because of that, I didn't anticipate the problems I'm having with the bracelet. I must add that the earring stones...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-25-2012, 12:45 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Best wishes to you! I understand the secrecy....

Best wishes to you! I understand the secrecy. Sometimes people are skeptical when they should be encouraging and supportive.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-25-2012, 12:41 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Supplies for my first lot arrived today

Wow! Such pretty stones; these will be a pleasure to make:)
Diane
Twisted Single Stone Dangly Earrings
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
I agree. Heavy duty tools won't help with fragile...

I agree. Heavy duty tools won't help with fragile beads/stones. I had a dual problem with the bracelet I was making. The stones breaking is one issue and I'm making an uneducated guess, but I think...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-23-2012, 06:32 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Thanks for the tip:D I think I need some...

Thanks for the tip:D I think I need some clarification. Is this how you make the top loop that attaches to the jump ring?
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-23-2012, 01:15 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
I just left a message and told Christine I'd...

I just left a message and told Christine I'd posted about these problems I'm having on the blog and on WAHM so she can reply there rather than calling me back.
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-23-2012, 01:13 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
No, it is after the wire is bent at an angle. You...

No, it is after the wire is bent at an angle. You have to then bend the wire back into a loop that will be attached to the jump ring. My stones are breaking when I'm forming the top loop. Very...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-23-2012, 01:03 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Thanks for the replies. I did try to call...

Thanks for the replies. I did try to call Christine before posting but got the answering machine. I am approved on the twisted stone dangly earrings and didn't anticipate this much difficulty. My...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 08-23-2012, 11:04 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Need help with attaching stones to the flat bracelet

I'm having difficulty with the stones and wire for the flat bracelet and anklet. The wire is very hard to cut when making jump rings. I wasted some of it wrapping it around the mandrel and then was...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 06-26-2012, 05:56 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
This is a new opportunity. I don't think anyone...

This is a new opportunity. I don't think anyone here has been with this long enough to answer your questions. Speed increases with experience and is built up over time.
I can say that my experience...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 06-26-2012, 07:51 AM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
TY Gingerbread

Thanks for asking the questions, Gingerbread, and for refreshing my memory about the forum rules.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 06-20-2012, 09:27 AM
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Views: 10,271
Posted By starlighthill
Good luck with your projects staylor! I'm...

Good luck with your projects staylor! I'm cheering you on:D
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 06-18-2012, 02:45 PM
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Views: 150,791
Posted By starlighthill
Congratulations

Congratulations to those who passed. It's really encouraging to see you become approved so quickly. Good luck to all who have sent in samples.
I like all the choices Creative Opportunities has and...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-23-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
You're right, Arte, that is exactly what would be...

You're right, Arte, that is exactly what would be happening in a workplace. Working at home makes us isolated from one another and that makes us feel more unsure. The difference I see between this...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-23-2012, 09:13 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I'm truly sorry if my remarks offended you. I...

I'm truly sorry if my remarks offended you. I wasn't telling you what to say or not to say; that's not my place. I was just stating my opinion and why I won't be discussing it on this forum.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-23-2012, 08:10 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I also received an email regarding the...

I also received an email regarding the transition. I don't mean to step on anyone's toes, but I have reservations about discussing this aspect of Titan's business on a public forum. IMO, questions...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-16-2012, 05:51 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I don't know how many lots I'd done. This is my...

I don't know how many lots I'd done. This is my impression, Kim. They don't always have orders for the titanium bracelets because of the cost. So I don't expect it to be consistent. The bracelet...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-15-2012, 06:34 PM
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Posted By starlighthill
Sorry for the tone. I didn't mean to sound like a...

Sorry for the tone. I didn't mean to sound like a snotty bragger. I just didn't want those starting out to wonder why they hadn't been offered the titanium work.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-15-2012, 12:57 PM
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Posted By starlighthill
You're moving right along:D Good job! So, the...

You're moving right along:D Good job!
So, the titanium is faster for you... I'll have to mark my time and see if it is for me, too. I don't really have a preference, yet.
I'm grateful for the WAHM...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-15-2012, 12:00 PM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I'm currently working on titanium bracelets. The...

I'm currently working on titanium bracelets. The wire and mandrel are smaller than the steel, but the wire is more malleable. The bracelet is fine enough to draw through the 5th hole on the draw...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-15-2012, 11:55 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
For the best and most current information, I...

For the best and most current information, I think policy and procedure questions are best directed to the Titan help desk.
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-14-2012, 12:26 PM
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Posted By starlighthill
15 lots Diane

15 lots
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-14-2012, 08:10 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
That is how it is for me, too. I can get the...

That is how it is for me, too. I can get the chain for Style 2 done in one hour and Style 2 done in two hours. I cut all the wire at once, next make all the chains and then do all the finish work. I...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-14-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
Deposit

I just wanted to let everyone know that my deposit was refunded to me in yesterday's payout. Yippee:D
Diane
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-10-2012, 04:14 PM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
You are most welcome:) I get a kick out of seeing...

You are most welcome:) I get a kick out of seeing people succeed at this and make a go of working at home.
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
Yay! Go You! :D You are off to a fantastic...

Yay! Go You! :D You are off to a fantastic start! I hope you love working for Titan as much as I do.
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-10-2012, 03:50 PM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I feel your pain :( I was told to keep moving the...

I feel your pain :( I was told to keep moving the bracelet up the mandrel as I worked. Don't make too many loops before pushing it up. The loops need to be tight. I only have about 6 loops on the...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 03-08-2012, 05:58 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
Hey Mustangsaguro, that is quite an aid you've...

Hey Mustangsaguro, that is quite an aid you've come up with...so innovative. The hand/wrist that bothers me the most from doing this work is the one that holds the mandrel. My solution has been to...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 02-28-2012, 12:33 PM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I have had the very thing happen to me. You can...

I have had the very thing happen to me. You can undo back to the mistake and try again with the same wire. It will be more kinked/bumpy. It may look okay if you can get the loops pulled tight. Worth...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 02-24-2012, 01:18 PM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I asked numerous questions because I wanted to be...

I asked numerous questions because I wanted to be certain I was on the right track. They went out of their way to help me understand. I agree that it is better to ask questions than make lots of...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 02-24-2012, 12:40 PM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
Hi Julieanne, The best place to start with...

Hi Julieanne,
The best place to start with questions is the help/info desk at Titan Chains. I remember thinking that the amount of wire sent didn't look like it was enough, but it was.
Good luck...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 02-22-2012, 06:32 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
The drifting you speak of will be begin to...

The drifting you speak of will be begin to straighten as you work down the chain. The rest will be rectified when it is pulled through the draw plate and then the memory wire kind of holds it in...
Forum: Craft Companies & Crafters 02-21-2012, 06:21 AM
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Views: 316,079
Posted By starlighthill
I think I understand, now. You sent in an entire...

I think I understand, now. You sent in an entire lot not just 2 bracelets, right? Either way, I think you should have heard something by now. I'm certain that the help desk staff won't think you're a...
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