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Hey everyone, Nicole here, We've been asked for a more in depth supply list on what we use. Here is a picture of 80% of supplies that we use to make keys. You can buy everything online, ebay, amazon, ace hardware.

The thing is, if anyone really wants to learn jewelry soldering you should get a book on it if you're serious. Asking a stranger online how to solder jewelry isn't the best method. Invest in a good book, it will tell you EXACTLY what you need and where to get it. Books run about $10.

As for charms, I literally spend hours searching for parts to use. You just have to be patient and try different key words to find new things. We rarely use the same people for supplies.


List of supplies:

1. Organization drawers (you can get them at Hobby Lobby/Michaels)
2. Key Charms (Ebay. Just type in key charms and start looking.)
3. Watch parts (just start collecting them. Search ebay for watch parts or watch gears)
4. Charms (search for whatever you want. leaf charms, wolf charms, etc.)
5. Tools: Wire pliers, pliers, wire cutters, different sizes, super glue for gems (hardware stores carry lots of tools. True story.)
6. Dremel for sanding (electric sander)
7. Soldering torch, soldering stone, solder, wire/clamps for holding pars, safety goggles, mask
8. Paints
9. Clasps, chains, cords, (craft stores)
10. Shipping supplies, bubble wrap, boxes (different sizes)
11. Care Cards/business cards
12. 7 large working tables, chair, mat/tarp on ground for spilling parts. (Uline)
13. (Nikon Camera with Micro Nikkor 60mm lens (not in picture because it was taking picture)
14. Photoshop/computer for cleaning pictures
15. Pikachu clock I got when I was like 10 (ebay probably has some)
16. Keepers and Tobin (these are limited edition and cannot be found in stores)


Questions?
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:icontaimdala:
taimdala Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Oooh, look at all the pretties!  ^_^ Thank you for sharing pictures of your workspace with us. I love seeing how other artists work and do things. Thank you! <3
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:iconwaterbendingqueer:
WaterbendingQueer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow...what a hobby.
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:iconthisntme:
Thisntme Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Above all, the last two are the most important =D!
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:iconkaitoupirate:
kaitoupirate Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just...wow. I'm not sure how you do it! You must be constantly organizing everything. :lol:
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:iconnikolavne:
NikolavnE Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Pikachu clock is the most important thing in every creative lab X))
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Yes, without it, people are lost!
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:iconmysticflamer:
MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is large but great to have so many building options^^ And companions to boot which is a major plus^^
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:iconmei96:
mei96 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the pikachu clock and the dogs :D
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:iconlablejung:
lablejung Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow a lot of supplies !
I love the last pic ! Your dog so cute :3
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:iconpurplecow81:
PurpleCow81 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:wow: Good God you have a lot of supplies! It'd be a "one man sweat-shop" if you didn't enjoy it :P
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:iconchristiancarter:
christiancarter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Would you ever consider trying to mimic a keyblade from kingdom hearts? I would love to get a pair of those
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
People have asked but really we don't have the supplies to make anything similar :)
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:iconchristiancarter:
christiancarter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Ahhhhhhhhhh. What about if I sent you the keyblade pendant as the base for something new? Like a tricked out version of one from the game
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
depends on the material it's made out of :)
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:iconchristiancarter:
christiancarter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I could find metal ones. It's tough though because I've been looking everywhere for two specific keyblades that are pendants, but not all silver or black. I like the colors on them, but it's impossible to find that
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:iconsorakuran:
SoraKuran Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, this is awesome! but which solder Jelwelry book will you suggest me to buy?
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
[link] is pretty good, but you can always look at reviews on amazon :)
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:iconrustynickel:
Rustynickel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
That's a lot of key charms
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:icondaylight23:
DayLight23 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Lol because the dogs really are supplies for making the keys. XD
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:iconami-suhzu:
ami-suhzu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
The white limited edition dog looks like a lion!
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:iconsasheradesigns:
SasheraDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
so... shiny... :iconsoprettyplz:
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:iconazumi212:
Azumi212 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my~ >o< I love your supplies >o< I wish I have those supplies too XD. *I love making things out of small parts too :3
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SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very informative as well as impressive. Love the share~♥
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:iconagekk:
agekk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much stuff o.o
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:iconmistresstrb:
MistressTRB Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks like heaven to me :D
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:iconvanitas4ever:
Vanitas4ever Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
wow. dats alot of stuff
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:iconamukinaku:
AmuKinaku Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
OhmyGosh adroable dog and pickachu! And I go nuts!
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ScarletDragon18 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are there any sellers you'd suggest for getting watch gears from? Every time I order some I seem to wind up with the junk parts. D:
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
depends on the parts you're looking for, usually there are a lot out there who sell good gears, just type in watch gears on etsy or ebay under supplies :)
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nikky5757 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question... Which one is Keepers and which is Tobin?
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Tobin is all white :)
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:iconnikky5757:
nikky5757 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually what I had guessed. ouo9

They're both very cute.
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:iconlilithv:
LilithV Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
omg, so much keys *-*
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:icondarkvesemir:
DarkVesemir Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Ouh... Ok.
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:iconriownertias:
RiownerTias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
OoO *rambles* I like that piece, that piece, that piece, that key there is nice, that piece, a few of those would be nice, that and that and...Hi Pikachu!

Those dogs are lovely too :3
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:iconfenrira:
Fenrira Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Dem dogs.
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:iconwingedlight:
wingedlight Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hah, I spy vintage rhinestones. We sell those guys at the bead store I work in XD They're super cute
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:icontrufflepopelectric:
TrufflePopElectric Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Could I substitute in a Rocky and Goldie for the Keepers and Tobin? XD
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Yes I'm sure they would do nicely
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:iconpyroraveheart71:
PyroRaveHeart71 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
So cute :3 What kind of dog is the black one? =]
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Husky mix~
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:iconpyroraveheart71:
PyroRaveHeart71 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks it's so adorable <3
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:iconpiercedsalvage:
piercedsalvage Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
O_O so fluffy!!
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:iconedgeofallbuttheabyss:
Edgeofallbuttheabyss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Pikachu clock, hell yes!
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:iconbookertw89:
BookerTW89 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Dem puppies <3
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:iconbubblysammich18:
Bubblysammich18 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot of supplies... How do you manage to get the keys out every couple of days?
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:iconkeyperscove:
KeypersCove Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
We have 5 people working here, one of them just does shipping :)
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:iconakumaasylum:
AkumaAsylum Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
THOSE ARE THE CUTEST DOGS I HAVE EVER SEEN >w<
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:icontimeana:
Timeana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
wow . . .. . thats alot
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:iconayuminazu:
AyumiNazu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Seeing the supplies you have is really impressive!

Can you suggest your fav book for jewellery soldering?
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