what is this secret in my ancient crucifix?
My grandfather's family were antique dealers and collectors for generations and I have inherited many fine pieces from his collection. One of which is a elaborately carved and inlaid crucifix about 1 meter (3 feet) long that my grandfather believed was at least 400 years old. last year when cleaning it I discovered one inlay at the rear was actually a button that released a hidden panel just below Christ's feet. Inside was a sealed glass vial containing a dark liquid. The vial looks very old as the glass is opalescent like ancient Roman glass. There is a symbol on the vial in gold leaf which looks like a large upturned V over a smaller o. Inlaid inside the container under the vial is an inlaid symbol that looks like a sun with rays with an eye in the center.
The crucifix is obviously catholic so I have asked several catholic historians as to what is in the vial and what the symbols mean but so far have drawn a blank, any ideas?
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How it's made. Opalescent glass
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What is the best thread for 8/0 seed beads for multi strand 18" necklace? & Clasp?
I'm brand new at bead crafting. =)
What is the best thread to use with opalescent pale glass seed beads please? Research at craft store and google unfruitful. I prefer not to use anything waxed. And no wire for this one, needs to be soft not stiff.
I want to make an 18" 10 strand necklace like the one here: http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b6/11/4380_1_sbl.JPG except it will have a big floating pendant.
Can I attach the clasps without crimping beads? I don't want to invest in tools as this is my very first try and don't know if I want to commit to more in the future so I'm keeping it simple and costs down.
What do you recommend for closure? Please explain steps as I'm new (Only know what crimping beads are bc I saw on youtube).
Thanks ladies!!! ♥
you can use a bead cone and tie it instead of crimping it. Here's a video on how to do it.
firemountaingems.com has a great tutorial section and all the products you need for jewelry making for a decent price
I would just use a hook clasp for that necklace
I don't use beading thread so I can't honestly answer that part of the question
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