How Do I Make Isomalt Gems Dangle From Wires??

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mbpbrighteyes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:28pm
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I'm using Isomalt gems for the first time- need to make a "spray" of them dangling from wires (think chandelier type thing)... what's the best way to do this? Can I just heat the wires to piping hot and put them through? Anyone done this before? Thanks!!!! icon_smile.gif

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Kitagrl Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 3:42am
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I've never used isomalt but my first instinct would be to put a drop of liquid isomalt on the wire and then use that as "glue" to stick the already hardened gem onto it....???

Hopefully you'll get some help soon!

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BecuzImAGurl Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:25am
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I always wanted to know how to do that too...or maybe they used thread? I was thinking about using a hot wire to create a hole too but if you have alot and that would take long and depending on how small the gem is too?

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tinygoose Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:41am
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You could curl the end the wire and dip it in hot isomalt then attach, gives it a little more to hold on to. Let us know what works.

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sweeteats0919 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 11:05am
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you can also lay the wire in the mold before you are pour the isomalt then after it sets up the wire is already running throught the gem

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