Best beading & jewelry making crafts according to redditors

We found 1,489 Reddit comments discussing the best beading & jewelry making crafts. We ranked the 775 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Jewelry engraving machines
Jewelry making findings
Jewelry making kits
Jewelry making tools & accessories
Jewelry making polishing & buffing
Jewelry making wax molding materials
Jewelry making charms
Purse making supplies
Beading supplies
Fusible glass supplies
Jewelry display & packaging supplies
Jewelry patterns
Jewelry casting supplies
Jewelry metal stamping tools

Top Reddit comments about Beading & Jewelry Making:

u/yagirlmaddyb · 109 pointsr/weddingplanning

We are getting married Nov 7, 2020 and I have lost about 40 lbs since we got engaged!!!! My ring was getting super loose, but I didn’t want to get it resized quite yet, as I still have a bit of weight to lose to get to my goal. I got this from Amazon for $5.99 with low expectations. But it works PERFECTLY and is so comfortable, I hardly even notice it’s there. Just wanted to recommend to anyone in a similar situation!

u/GooglesYourShit · 78 pointsr/DIY

Holy shit this is one of the best guides I've ever seen for something like this!

However, what are some good tool alternatives for people who don't normally do something like this? I don't have a pickle pot. Or a tumbler. Or a leather mallet. Or a ring mandrel. Or a buffing wheel.

Leather mallet isn't hard, I have a wooden mallet I can just stick some leather on. But pickle pot? Idk what that even does. Tumpler? Nope. Ring could figure something out. Who knows, maybe they're cheap. Buffing wheel? Big fat nope.

Any ideas? I love the idea. I've worked with metal and soldering before, but that was with model airplanes, so things weren't meant to look pretty, they just had to function properly.

EDIT: Ok, time to answer my own questions.

I've already covered the hammer thing, so we'll skip that.

Boom, ring mandrel.

Boom, DIY pickle pot

BOOM, DIY tumbler thingy

And then you can buy a buffing attachment for a Dremel tool, and you can solder with just a standard propane blow torch. Easy peezy.

u/High_In_The_Instep · 50 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL
u/VengefulCaptain · 35 pointsr/DIY

I am not sure if the meteorite is too brittle but if you try again you could use a similar sized meteorite by making the ring a different way.

Drill a hole just big enough to fit the meteorite onto a ring mandrel and then hammer around the outside edge to enlarge the hole.

This lets you keep more material so you avoid ending with a thin section.

If you used a brass hammer you might even be able to keep some edge geometry.

u/WigglestonTheFourth · 33 pointsr/mtgfinance

Exodus has color fluctuations between cards. Buy a loupe, it's $2.

u/Altheapup · 29 pointsr/1200isplenty

I highly recommend something like this for your wedding ring. My husband and I both have them. I'm cico and he has unintentionally lost weight as a result of my healthier dinners.

u/mohavewolfpup · 21 pointsr/TalesFromYourServer

There are Military Locking Pin Backs as one style

Or what disney and such pin collectors use

Shop around for the allen wrench style, it's going to be one of the most commonly stolen items from Disney theme parks and then dumped out there for resale

edit: changed the allen wrench one to a 50 piece set. Might be even larger ones out there

u/philthebrewer · 20 pointsr/Homebrewing

wow, I got this one for like $23 on amazon, nothing fancy or anything though.

u/mschepac · 20 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Looks like it’s time for some of these . Congrats!

u/moonboggle · 14 pointsr/weddingplanning

I take my ring off to shower and sleep, but my ring is definitely pretty darn loose when I'm cold. It spins around and can fall off if I really try to shake it off, or if it gets caught on a pocket. I think the best option is to get a ring size adjuster that can be easily removed and put back on for days when it's a little looser. My ring size is already pretty small so I don't want to bring it down any further.

u/Timing_crystals · 13 pointsr/MDGuns
u/klundtasaur · 12 pointsr/fountainpens

My vote: Nib tuning supplies. Some micromesh, and a decent loupe. Then grab one of your Jinhao nibs or a goulet steel nib and learn how to make a nib buttery smooth. Then, whatever pen you end up buying in the future, you can fix and modify to your liking.

Or, a shit ton of ink samples. Get a bunch of colors, and throw in a few "Random" ones, too. Breathe new life into pens you already love.

u/kem060915 · 10 pointsr/weddingplanning

I would get a temporary ring size adjuster online (a little piece of plastic that will make the ring fit more snugly) until you’re done losing weight. Something like this:

Also, ask the ring maker if they have a sizer you can use. Even if they’re not local, some will mail you one so that you can check your size at home using the exact same tool they’ll be using.

u/throwaway_testos · 10 pointsr/AskMen

YO I FUCKED THIS UP! DON'T BE ME! I went through her ring box while she was out of town, measured them all, averaged them, and it turned out she had like high school rings in there, and a toe ring, and a ring of her grandmother's.

I proposed and she couldn't get the ring on and she was cool about it but it wasn't really OK. There are all these photos on Facebook that she took that night and her finger is like turning purple.

IF IN DOUBT GET IT TOO BIG and have a stash of ring size adjusters in your pocket just in case. It's easy and cheap to get it resized later.

ALSO DON'T BE ME: somehow I had it in my head that you only wear an engagement ring until marriage so it's not that big a deal if it doesn't fit right or isn't perfect. This is completely false and I am an idiot with a wife who is way out of my league but fortunately hasn't realized it yet.

u/Glaroon · 9 pointsr/magicTCG

Just spend $3 on a jewelers loupe and keep it with your stuff. It costs less than a booster pack, and will actually show you if a card is fake, vs all the guesswork methods out there

40x illuminated loupe for $3 with free shipping.

u/JelloLegs · 9 pointsr/mtgfinance

DREAME 30X 60X LED Lighted Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Jewelry Magnifier for Gems Jewelry Rocks Stamps Coins Watches Hobbies Antiques Models Photos

That’s the one I use. Works perfectly, is super affordable, and has saved me twice already.

u/ohioshibe · 9 pointsr/Bitcoin

I posted this already and I'm going to post it here again because before I did this I was looking for someone with specific links to metal and tools and couldn't find anything.

I have a hardware wallet and these price increases are making me nervous so I just bought:

Number and Letter Stamp Set (36 PIECE PUNCH SET / A-Z & 0-9) Industrial Grade Hardened Carbon Steel Metal - 1/8" (3mm) Characters - Perfect for Imprinting Metal, Wood, Plastic, Leather, & More!


[Online Metal Supply 304 Stainless Steel Sheet (26 ga.) .018" x 12" x 12" - 2B Finish] (

I've decided against a safe because as others have mentioned a safe just says 'Steal me please'.

I've decided against a safe deposit box at the bank because - well this is bitcoin and that just seems wrong.

Last weekend I successfully punched my backup seed onto the metal sheet and hid it on the moon (no of course not really on the moon, too many bitcoiners there).

u/NET_1 · 8 pointsr/mtgfinance

A jeweler's loupe works just fine, too. I utilize this one from Amazon and cross-reference cards of the same color/set to check for fakes.

u/Carol4582 · 8 pointsr/1200isplenty

I got these for my engagement ring after it fell off, and it’s working for now.

GWHOLE Ring Size Adjuster with Silver Polishing Cloth,Set of 4 (2mm/3mm)

u/Snwussy · 8 pointsr/BeautyGuruChatter

I have tiny fingers and I use these to size down my too-big rings. I'm usually a 4.5-5 US and I bought several packs of size 6 rings (they were the smallest size...) and the larger piece works pretty well for most of them!

u/SwiggyBloodlust · 7 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

If you like the earrings, or if you find any others you like sometime give these a try? A friend of mine uses and loves them.

u/benry87 · 7 pointsr/bootlegmtg


Please, for your sanity, watch this video. It gives multiple tests that will help you better distinguish between real and fake cards.



Buy this or an equivalent. For ~$10 you'll save yourself a lot of grief and heartache.

u/jfiander · 7 pointsr/HelloInternet

...butterfly clips...

You heathen.

Locking Clasps

u/SleepwalkRisk · 7 pointsr/xxketo

These work great. I used them til I got mine resized.

u/youngsailor · 7 pointsr/weddingplanning

I'm doing the same thing! Best option in my opinion are these:

You can cut them to size perfectly and they are SO comfortable!

u/kryptikguy · 6 pointsr/fountainpens

Get a Belomo 10x from Amazon for $32. I’ve got a 10x and a 20x, the 10x is more than perfect.

u/_ataraxia · 6 pointsr/weddingplanning

my ring size changes a lot depending on the weather/temperature. i sized it for summer, so it would never be too small. in colder weather, i use ringuards to keep my rings snug. they get gross over time, but i don't mind buying a new pack once a year.

edit to add: i did have sizing beads put on the engagement ring, but i hated them. they were frequently uncomfortable for me in cold weather, and i found them unbearable in warm weather, so i had them removed after a few months.

u/fleaona · 6 pointsr/keto

This or this can help with your ring until your weight stabilizes and you can get it resized. :)

u/frankfort · 5 pointsr/DIY

This is not my ring if that wasnt clear.

I believe they are made by drilling out the center and then slowly hammering it down a ring mandrel. I lost interest before I ever bought the steel mandrel lol.

u/esnible · 5 pointsr/coins

Someone was testing a punch set.

u/AnagramGuy · 5 pointsr/diypedals

Thanks! Took a couple tries. I used a similar set to this one: Letter Punches

And then I fill the letters with black paint and buff the surface.

This was the inspiration:

u/kkinderen · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Here's what's in my toolkit...

Polishing cloth

Fine Mesh Pads

20x Loupe

10x Loupe

! Canned Air

Cotton Tipped Applicators

Goulet Mylar Paper

Goulet Brass Sheets

Goulet Grip

Goulet Silicone Grease

! Careful with the canned air. It can be the cause of some funny and not so funny accidents.

A bright desk light with a magnifier comes in handy.

u/stldanceartist · 5 pointsr/coins

Books: This is what I said when replying to another thread for book recommendations. I love the CherryPicker's Guide - these will pay for themselves over and over. I don't personally recommend Striking it Rich, but to each their own. I'd rather see you "creep" a coin forum where die varieties and mint errors are discussed and new finds shared than spend a ton on books right out of the gate. I might also recommend learning about the entire minting process (I think a book called From Mine to Mint?) - this will help you understand how die varieties and mint errors are created in the first place and eliminate the confusion between a true doubled die and something like strike doubling.


Bookmarks: John Wexler has a very useful site called with lots of images and descriptions of die varieties. CONECA has a Master Listing of all known die varieties for US Coins and a forum (that, honestly, I rarely visit because no one ever replies to my posts there.) These are just a couple examples; there are tons of great websites out there for you to reference (even PCGS and NGC have some nice high-quality images of varieties they attribute, which also can be very helpful when determining value.) Start building your set of web bookmarks and it will make things easier for you in the long run. PCGS Photograde is a free online reference to help you learn how to grade US Coins, for example.


Loupe: I'm always happy to recommend the BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe - it's the loupe I've been using for about a decade now. IMO 10x is large enough to see even tiny varieties, and you'll mostly be concerned with the quality of the glass and metal. Lots of those cheap plastic loupes say they are higher magnifications, but aren't, or the "glass" isn't even glass (let alone high-quality glass.) I like the shape of the loupe and the texture of it - if your hands get sweaty, it won't slip out (like the cheaper chrome-plated examples you find at every coin shop.) You really, really want good quality glass here - save your eyes - and the better quality glass and larger field of vision (wider glass) the easier it will be on you. Cheap loupes make it hard to focus properly.


Magnet: Get yourself a decently strong magnet - this will help diagnose some bad counterfeits out there. I think I got mine at a local hardware store. I'm always amazed when a coin shop doesn't USE the magnet and buys a bunch of, did we forget how to deal coins today or something?


Scale: I have been using an AWS SC-2kg scale for a few years now with decent results. My older version doesn't have an AC Adapter (just battery operated.) This will also help you diagnose counterfeits and other various mint errors.


Lamps: IKEA sells their Jansjo gooseneck LED lamps for less than ten bucks. They have a few different styles of these including some with clamps. They will be bright enough for variety hunting and if you get a few of them can be useful in coin imaging.


I tried to use gloves, I really did. But when you drop half the coins because the cotton is too slippery, it's best to learn how to properly hold a coin in your hand. I bought a really nice set of coin tongs in person at a coin shop somewhere - can't remember where - but they are sold on Amazon and eBay now. The problem with them, though, is that the company is in Germany and the shipping is more than the cost of the item.


I'd start learning how to image your coins as you look for varieties and errors. If you can take a good image of a die variety, chances are someone will be able to help you attribute it. I've never had good luck with the cheapo LED USB microscopes that are available, they all take crappy images, don't work with my computer, etc. I've returned every one. This could be an entire other discussion, honestly.


I love using my tablet (I maxed out with an iPad Pro a couple years ago) for reference books and cherrypicking on eBay. It's wonderful to have a ton of reference books/manuals/coin images handy and portable.


Other than that - best of luck to you, and we'll do our best to help. Just remember at the beginning to take a breath before you get all amped up and start thinking you've found a valuable variety on every coin you see. I've seen it so many times - new person shows up, posts thirty threads about thirty different coins, none of which have usable images (all out of focus for example) and then gets butt hurt when people tell them their coins are worth face value.


Don't take it personally.


It takes time and persistence to learn how to find real varieties. THEY ARE OUT THERE, though...I just found a nice 1934 DDO Quarter in a bag someone told me fifty times had been searched and searched (he's just that kind of a person, though, so I just ignored him.)


u/kriseaf · 5 pointsr/fatlogic This (or other products like it) might help. :)

u/blackbirdblue · 5 pointsr/weddingplanning

I'd wait to have them soldered.

Maybe get a temporary ring size adjuster and then have your ring re-sized and have them soldered after the wedding.

u/bakedfish · 5 pointsr/Archery
u/Lilusa · 5 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I use locking pin backs.

Haven't lost a pin yet! (i have a lot of pins on my denim vest i wear to punk rock shows :3)

u/Au_sum_sauce · 5 pointsr/jewelry

Silicone Spiral Ring Guard


u/aggiegirl04 · 5 pointsr/xxketo

I use this one from Amazon:

It serves its purpose and is comfortable, but if you forget to take your ring off when you wash your hands, it gets kinda gross and full of soap.

u/commitballad · 5 pointsr/intermittentfasting

I’m in the same boat! I found these size adjusters on amazon and I’m going to try them.

u/feelingfractal · 4 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Hi! The beads you want are called pony beads, best to buy a variety of colors, and I really prefer sorted boxes like this:

They are good to use for most of the bracelet, some people also like to put on fancy glass or wood beads, or metal charms, or plastic small toys, the possibilities are endless.

For string, you want something stretchy, and my personal favorite is this fabric covered elastic: but some people also use clear plastic stretchy string.

Other things you might want are letter beads for writing words:

You can find all of these locally at any craft store (joann, michael's, hobby lobby, even the craft section of walmart, or whatever your local equivalents are).

For the kandi masks, I've never made one, but I have had good luck searching for tutorials for cuffs and other things on youtube. I'm sure they will have a good one for masks too. Good luck! :) It's very rewarding to be able to give kandi and trade to make memories.

u/weedconnoiseur · 4 pointsr/trees

Look through a jeweler's loupe or equivalent and look at the trichomes to look at when to harvest for your desired effect :-) check /r/microgrowery for more tips if google fails.

u/atomedge · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Well since I know you've got a KME I've got 2 approaches you can take with what you've already got.

1: Use the 100-1500 grit stones then use 3m wet/dry sandpapers up through 5k grit (you have to cut them to size and fold a bit over the corner of the stone to clamp them onto the stone itself) to refine the edge.

Then instead of strops you can use cardstock or characoal drawing paper with a heavy tooth to load inexpensive diamond compounds onto them.

[I honestly use these a lot and they work as well as anything]( )

This would give your viewers who want to invest SOME money in a great sharpening system but don't want to spend an additional 1000 bucks on gear or fancy angle correction tools. The sandpaper and paper for the strop compounds are so thin it (pretty much) doesn't matter and since the stones which come with the KME are all the same thickness (if you get the diamond ones) you'll be set using those as a backing for the sandpaper.

Now as far as fancier stones. You'll have to utilize angle correction tools but [here is a tremendous resource]( ) for stones for the KME system. Now the HARDEST natural ones "can" break down and refine vanadium carbides in steels but also can perform differently based on how much pressure is used. The Belgian coticule stones are also quite nice and less costly than some of the other natural stones.

Now on to actual sharpening stones themselves.... Wait for Vitrified Diamond Water Stones from or @karolis_griskevicius on IG if you want the next best thing there ever was in sharpening.

Otherwise the DMT Diasharp continuous diamond plates are a great choice for a low maintenance option. You can just splash them with some water with dawn dishsoap in it and go to town with them. Shapton glass stones are another nice option. Atoma plates are like the next step up from DMT.

For grits you really don't need a mega fine mirror edge to get an extremely fine edge. The different grit progressions and types of stones can yeild different types of edges.

For starting out I'd get a DMT/ Atoma Coarse, Fine and then go with one of [these CBN]( )stones to finish things off.

Keep in mind that most abrasives won't matter for even hard steels as long as they're fresh but Diamond stuff is the least PITA thing to use. Once you get to like 4000 grit or 5 ish microns you NEED to worry a bit more about carbide tearout and burnishing edges on the more crazy steels.

I'd try to go with (around, exact stuff isn't too big of a deal) something like 220-320 grit, 500-800 grit, then 3-5000 grit for stones. Then with the aforementioned strop pastes you will have 5, 3.5, 3, 2.5, 1.5, 1, .5, and .25 micron diamonds to work with. will have like half or quarter hides of vegetable tanned leather. Get some free paint stir sticks at your local hardware store for 5 gallon paint cans by lying and saying you bought some the other day (or just ask I dunno) and then wipe both the leather and sticks in alcohol. Once dry use permanent 2 side mounting tape to affix the stuff to one another in a stroppy type fashion. Then going from the finest strop compound to the least fine, rub them all into the leather strops. Wear gloves if you care to.

Save one strop with nothing on it, this will be the finishing strop.

u/fatchancefatpants · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

Ring spacer although I'm not sure if it would fill in 2 sizes difference

u/mmfl · 4 pointsr/intermittentfasting

This happened to me too! Someone on Reddit recommended these and they saved my life! Not going to resize until I order my wedding band 😊

u/PositronicNet · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning
u/melliott2811 · 4 pointsr/EDH

Do you have a proper jeweler's loupe? As far as I know, most fake don't even pass the light test let alone pass the loupe check on the green dot on the back of the card.

EDIT: Good, inexpensive loupe:

u/t3yrn · 3 pointsr/pics

Yeah, no problem -- in order:

  1. There's several places to get the tools, OttoFrei, Harbor Freight, Rio Grande, all have sites you can order from.

  2. That's a doming block, here's a really fancy one I wish I had! Mine's only a 7-piece, does what I need for the most part. It's not 100% necessary for most coin rings, but it has two primary uses here: First you can use it to help pre-stretch the hole and bend the coin back -- if the coin fits on the mandrel fine, then this isn't needed, as you can just hammer it from there. But if the hole punched is too small to fit the mandrel naturally, you can use a smaller dome, just a bit bigger than the hole to stretch it out. Secondly, once the rings are almost done, the outer rim edge is always thicker, so the rings have a flared effect, I use the dome punch to flare the thinner "inner" edge out so the ring appears more flat. It looks better and feels better when wearing it.

  3. The metal ring sizer is called a ring mandrel, most hobby stores carry them.

  4. I used red rouge compound, I have a flex-shaft which makes for quick work, but if you have a dremmel, you can get polishing bits for it, too.
u/k_omega · 3 pointsr/MTGLegacy

I've used this one for three years and really like it. It's small, cheap, and has good magnification. It also comes with batteries for the built-in light.

u/USCoinGuysBen · 3 pointsr/USCoinGuys

I got mine on amazon too for around $2.5 with free shipping

It's probably not really 40x, but it definitely is better than when I was trying to details with my eyes alone. I got lasik, but it didn't make my vision THAT good haha

u/makeupiscool · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Get some post convertors these and any studs you think she might like :)

u/Chalcophile · 3 pointsr/geology

The cheaper ones I've used seem to distort more near the edges of the lens and just feel cheap. I've done my fair share of core logging and the Belomo is my go to and is popular with loggers I've worked with (who use their lenses ALOT). It has a bigger lens than the Bausch and Lomb and is reasonably cheap. I also have a Bausch and Lomb and it's a fine handlens

u/prince_oysterdate · 3 pointsr/Watches

I like this one. Compact and easy to use. No problem looking at watches, dials, movements, jewelry, or anything else up close.

u/cobrajet04 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Most of them come in a 30x and 60x combo for like $8 on amazon.

This is the one I have

Beemoon Jewelry Magnifier, 30 X 60X Illuminated Jewelry Loupe for Gems Jewelry Rocks Stamps Coins Watches Antiques Models Photos

u/tbest3 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery


Few packages of these to hang lights and filter:

Extension cords
Plenty of options


Fabric pots:

Air control


Outlet timer:


Carbon filter

4 inch duct
Can find anywhere

Jewelers loop (super important)

To dry your buds

Surge protectors and ext cords
Find anywhere

Inline fans

Soil probe

A few other things I got locally from grow shops. Quality seeds are important. is always having bomb sales, ship from Colorado, and are top quality. Soil from local grow shops but can also buy from online. I went cheaper on light, but I wouldn't do that again. Get good quality lights.

u/FreetheBrown1 · 3 pointsr/DontFundMe

7pcs 5 gram Diamond Lapping Paste Polishing Compound For Fine to Final Polishing, Grits 0.25 to 5.0 microns

u/Wpieter · 3 pointsr/knifeclub
u/Biscuit_of_Doom · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

DREAME 30X 60X LED Lighted Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Jewelry Magnifier for Gems Jewelry Rocks Stamps Coins Watches Hobbies Antiques Models Photos

I use a similar one. It's good enough to verify rosette pattern, clean black ink lines, blue paper layer, and the LEDs are strong enough for light tests.

u/MrRebs · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Got the same one. Then got this DREAME 30X 60X LED Lighted Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe makes looking at trichomes very easy.
You can also just take a pinch from your bud and put it on a dish or table then use the one you have.

u/randomgroceryclerk · 3 pointsr/fakeid

I got this one

Would have been more helpful providing a pic of in use...oh wait, try these.

u/augustella · 3 pointsr/NDQ

I got these on amazon and they work great they don’t require a tool to lock and unlock but won’t come off unintentionally

u/short-blonde · 3 pointsr/starbucks

Locking Pin Backs!

I know I offered to DM the link but so many people asked for it, so I'll just post it here! Enjoy!

u/I_Mostly_Lurk · 3 pointsr/Disneyland

The locking pin backs can be a bit of a hassle and sometimes they strip. I have found these to work the best for me:

u/starfall018 · 3 pointsr/EnamelPins

I got these and they work well!

SUBANG 40 Pieces Metal Pin Backs...

u/boomalackaway · 3 pointsr/Disneyland

What kind of locking backs are you using? I use these ones and don't have that problem.

u/dokuromark · 3 pointsr/EnamelPins

I bought these:

and these:

Love both of them. I lean ever so slightly towards the former, as they are freakin' LOCKED ON with an allen screw. The latter are real easy to put on, and are so secure I have a little difficulty getting them off sometimes. Not sure of the mechanism of the latter.

u/BridalAltAccount · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

It is size 6 but its a tiny bit loose (not easy to come off but shifts on my finger most days), currently waiting on an order of ring size adjusters from Amazon:

u/noble_land_mermaid · 3 pointsr/loseit

I bought these for my wedding rings. Huge lifesaver.

u/ketokate-o · 3 pointsr/keto

(October '18 bride here!) Firstly, congrats on your upcoming marriage!

Someone on r/weddingplanning suggested not trying on dresses too early. She went pretty early on in her weight loss and bought a dress that, while she still loves, isn't the style she would have bought for the body she has now. If you've always been fat, you might not be able to guess what will look good after you've lost weight. My FMIL is very excited to go dress shopping and I have to keep reminding myself that at this point it'll do more harm than good.

Another thing to remember about dresses is that dresses with beading are going to be much harder and more expensive to alter than other dresses. Corset backs can usually be added pretty easily, which will also help with sizing. Switch to maintenance after your last fitting to make sure your dress isn't too big on the big day!

If you're losing slowly, you have a better chance of avoiding loose skin. There's also anecdotal evidence that intermittent fasting will help tighten your skin, too. r/intermittentfasting might be of better help with that!

Last bit of advice is to not let anyone make you feel bad about losing weight "for your wedding." At least for me, losing weight is something I've needed to do for a long time- the wedding is just a motivator for making changes.

Edit: last-last piece of advice is to get a ring adjuster! As you lose more weight, this will allow you to keep wearing your ring without actually resizing it.

u/lilylie · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

My ring is a bit too big for me right now as well and, I think based on recommendations here, I found this product on Amazon. It's been great for me as I weight to lose the last bit of weight before resizing and as you can see was like $8. Highly recommended.

u/jennt10 · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

I don't know if I'm missing something here, but this doesn't look odd to me at all. I actually like the gap. If the ring moves around so that the little stones don't align with the big stone maybe you could bind the two rings together. You can try using ring size adjusters first if you want to save money instead of going to the jeweler and having them permanently connect them:

u/the_duck17 · 3 pointsr/CAguns

If you care more to be compliant than to win any beauty contests, pick up a set of punches for $20 and do it yourself.

Probably can go one size smaller on the punch size but you might come in a smidge too small.

Or wait until a gun show and there should be a laser engraver you can have do the job on the spot, takes like 10 mins. Or try a paintball shop, they have laser engraving too, trophy shops as well.

u/MrMartyJones · 3 pointsr/keto

I had the same issue, but my ring is the tungsten so it can't be resized. I have found these work pretty well!

u/strandedonearth74055 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Couple to 3 weeks

Check this out at
JARLINK 30X 60X Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Magnifier, Foldable Jewelry Magnifier with Bright LED Light for Gems, Jewelry, Coins, Stamps, etc

u/tiny_saint · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

It is hard for me to tell from this picture. But I can see your plant is very healthy at this late stage, so you have little to lose by erring on the side of waiting another week or more. Of course I agree with those who said to use the trichomes as your guide as soon as you are able.

This little guy works really well and is only $8.99:

u/killergummibear · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

try this. it's what i use plus it's way cheaper.

u/andretty858 · 2 pointsr/aves

Yes, take a friend with you to Michaels and use the 50% coupon. You can walk in and out and use it multiple times. I don’t recommend buying the “magic string” from there tho. I recommend the elastic one from amazon. It’s stretchy but doesnt snap or fall apart.

u/USN420 · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Oddly enough, I purchased on Amazon but it can be picked up at your neighborhood Hobby Lobby Store.

Beadalon 316L 26ga

u/openedwire · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing


Almost everything came from Amazon, it was a little more in some cases... but you cant beat their support. If something is broken its replaced immediately and I wanted that reassurance.

Here is a list of the important stuff:

Nitro Regulator:

CO2 Regulator (dual tap):

Stout Faucet:

Shank for the stout faucet (beer faucets came with shanks):

Beer Faucets:


Drip tray:

This was the nitro tank (probably the best deal IMO), its a nitro coffee place but it holds beer gas fine :) - I had to use this specific one because of the space it had to fit into, I wanted everything to be self contained in my build:


Obviously this thin wasn't cheap, but 3 tap kegerators aren't cheap either and this one does nitro! It was a decent investment spread over about 2 months of the build so that eased the pain on the wallet.


u/whyisalltherumgone_ · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

It looks a lot like the one I got:

I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to mount it though.

u/p3t3or · 2 pointsr/GiftIdeas

I once used a lot of moleskines. I'm assuming the person is familiar with and possible has them. I got something like this for myself in the past to create titles / labels on them:

You'll need a tiny hammer to to help stamp into the leather.

u/sords · 2 pointsr/Flipping

I have a similar one to this. Does what I need for a casual such as myself. I don't deal with jewelry but sometimes engravings are microscopic and I break this out. Get one with an LED light, it's necessary sometimes

u/leKreeg · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

In my experience those two finger turning adjustable types are garbage. They never last for very long and are dificult to manage.

I purchased these two years ago and it's all I've eve used.

[1] ( 60x LED and adjustable. Is great for looking at trichomes.

2 40x fixed. Is great for everything else when you don't need to get as up close and personal.

u/MarchesaCasati · 2 pointsr/transpassing

You can also check into Earring Converters; they usually come in a kit of several. This will convert most standard pierced earrings into the clip-on type.

Hope that helps to expand your options!

u/Phoenix_2005 · 2 pointsr/crossdressing

Follow-up for those interested.

I orders two models from Amazon: model 1 and model 2. I finally got a chance to try them on with earrings today. I was quickly obvious that the spring on model 2 was too strong and would hurt my lobe after a while. On the other hand, model 1 was just perfect and I think I could wear it all day long without a problem.

In both cases, they are staying in place no matter what. In the name of science, I even tried jumping and dancing to see if they would come off and they didn't go anywhere. At the same time, they would definitely come off if you pulled on them directly, which gives me some sense of security compared to regular earrings that are really attached to your ear.

Model 2 has just a tiny ring at the bottom through which to thread the hook. Model 1 has some sort of little cone filled with rubber, very similar to the ones that are typically used on the back of the lobe to lock the earring in place. This means you don't even need these stoppers at all and you might even be able to cut some of the hook to a shorter length.

Esthetically, it is fairly clear that the earring sits somewhat lower than intended. This technique probably doesn't work well with all styles. I think it works better with long dangling earrings. Smaller round-shaped ones that normally cover only the lobe would certainly look weird (I haven't tried). There are some other models where the attachment is placed higher up on the converter instead of at the bottom, which might help. A hairstyle that covers the ear entirely could also work.

u/cda555 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've been thinking about picking THIS one up. It is really well received in the watch collecting community. I love the little leather pouch on yours.

u/sockalicious · 2 pointsr/coins

I've been very happy with this. I'd steer you away from cheaper loupes.

u/madcap76 · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

I will second the 10x Belomo, although the price is closer to $30-35. The loupe feels very sturdy and has a much larger lens than the Bausch and Lomb. Belomo recommends you purchase through an authorized dealer but the page seems outdated. It appears the authorized Amazon seller ToysNGames (who I purchased mine from) is now called River Colony Trading.

I see above you are considering 30-60x magnification... Depending on what you want to use it for that may be overkill. A 10x is entirely sufficient for grading, determining varieties and counterfeit detection for most collectors.

u/LegitimateSpot · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Hey I just read a comment the other day about how a quality 10x loupe is better than anything else and all you'll ever need, so I gave it a shot.

At first I was using this and it was OK. The 30x lens was easiest to use but still sucked so much.

I just got this one today and I am blown away. The quality of the optics and construction is unbelievable. I can't wait to look at trichs with it. Definitely invest in a good lens.

u/s0nicattack · 2 pointsr/mtgfinance

I see 60x loupes with LED light mentioned in this thread as well as a few others very recently. Awhile back someone linked to a Belomo on Amazon, which I bought. The Belomo is a 10x

Was this purchase made in error and I should make it a point to get the higher magnification loupe with LED? Or can I make things work with this loupe and my own separate LED?

u/Thelight413 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's hard to tell through a picture since we don't know the strain..If you know the strain, look it up and see what it generally flowers for.
To be certain of when your plant is finishing, I highly suggest getting a Jewelers Loupe, Kinda like a magnifying glass, will allow you to see the trichomes go from clear to cloudy to amber.

u/Remedy1987 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

When i was in the market for one, and not willing to spend a shit ton on it, most forums/people told me to got for this

u/Derb98 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Like Supremecowboy said, perhaps some nutrient issues, and probably a couple weeks left (2 at most, based on pic, but we need more info).

Got a nice fade going on with the leaves, but the buds look as if they have stalled - they tend to get fatter/taller during flower, but this could be related to the strain itself.

Hard to tell with this kind of picture. One glaring "issue" is that we see no trichs/crystals on the base of the leaves close to the bud..

What're the specs? Days flowering, nutes, light, etc

The only way to tell if she's ready is by looking closely (get a loupe ) at the trichs.

Looks tasty no matter what, tho!

u/grundlesweat · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

This one. To take these photos, i align the 30x with my camera lens and use one of these chip clip things to hold it in place

u/Henchman_twenty-four · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

FWIW, I bought this one below and it works pretty well - it has a LED that really helps illuminate the trichs. I tried one that clips onto the phone lens but couldnt' get a good pic and returned it.

u/tootsmagoopdx · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I bought one of the USB ones with a stand that does photos and videos and I think it's worthless for trying to look at the live plant. Trying to hold the camera still, the plant still, adjust the focus and look at your laptop screen and capture a photo... a lot to do at once. Plus the photos are potato quality.

I got this loupe and it works great.

u/ObligateHalophile · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

In my noob grower's opinion, looks like it could possibly fill out a bit more... maybe keep feeding over the next week and then flush to completion?

Most importantly invest in a loupe to take out a lot of the guess work. Here is the cheapest I could find, that still has both 30 and 60x magnification! KINGMAS Jewelry Loupe 2-Lens 30x 60x Jewelers Eye Loupes Magnifier LED Illuminated Magnifying

u/thomasmerrick · 2 pointsr/MTB

Nice post. I feel like this "abrasive paste effect" is the #1 thing new riders need to learn about bike maintenance:

1> you put grease on your chain

2> you go ride and the grease picks up bits of dirt and rock

3> the grease-paste starts grinding away the chain and chainrings, and those metal shavings get into the grease paste

4> now your grease is a paste of rock, dirt, and metal and its job is to wear down the edges of your chainrings, your chain pulleys, your chain pins, and everything else you pay to replace

If you don't think grease with sharp stuff inside it is an effective cutting tool, consider that they use it to POLISH BALL BEARINGS.

It's a process called "lapping", and they call it "polishing paste" :

Guess what's in it? Oil and rock:

So the #1 thing you have to do when you buy a new bike is get that polishing paste off your drivetrain before you ride it again.

It's the difference between a 500 mile cassette and a 100 mile cassette.

I've yet to use it, but wax-based products that ball up around rock and fall off your chain are supposed to stop this effect. I just got my Boeshield T-9, excited to try it out.

u/slasher00141 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

The main problem people have sharpening premium steels, including myself when I first started, is not taking the time to create an apex and de-burr before moving up, you should be able to get a good edge with a 200 grit stone that can shave arm hairs, then de-burr by pulling through wood or lightly across the Stone and move on to the next grit, getting it sharp enough to shave arm hair at the end of each grit, stropping at the end should only be to give it that last little bit to make it better, it builds on an already existing sharpness and makes it better.
When it loses that super keen sharp edge, stropping gets that edge back to a similar keenness without removing too much metal, it's the cherry on top, not the ice cream

Go for [diamond lapping pastes](7pcs 5 gram Diamond Lapping Paste Polishing Compound For Fine to Final Polishing, Grits 0.25 to 5.0 microns they work best on all types of high end steel since the diamond is harder than all the various carbides, and those particular ones have a much more consistent grit size than other compounds

u/Corix · 2 pointsr/Watches

you can try a diamond paste, you can get a set of polishing paste on amazon for cheap.

i haven't done this on a watch, but I have used it on many other things such as metal and plastics for my job. start off with maybe a coarser grit, 2.5 or so, and finish it with the 1/4 grit. Again, i haven't tried this, but from what i can see is you really have nothing to lose. you can use a cloth or your finger to start, or a dremel if you have one.

u/karger · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

I lost weight and now my ring is too big, but I don't want to resize it until I'm sure that my finger is staying the same size it is. I bought this temporary ring resizer on Amazon and it's awesome. It's just a tiny PVC tube cut into a spiral that you twist onto the ring. Can't fall off, rotates easily so you can put the ring on easily, and it's not visible from the outside of my hand. It comes with a few sizes too so you can get the fit exactly right. If the "wait for the wedding band to hold it in place" solution is your favorite option, this might be a good temporary solution.

I can take a picture of my hand if you want to see how it looks, just let me know!

u/cassiopeia1280 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Forget about your worries and your strifes - politics is such a pain. You want to be involved but the negativity and futility gets to you after a while. Ugh...

I really need these ring sizers. I've lost some weight and two of the rings I wear all the time no longer fit! Booo... Anyway, here's some sage advice from Rick.

u/ReeferGladness · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

My ex had this problem for different health reasons but the result was the same. She used these ring size adjusters and then got the rings in the sizes that fit her when her fingers were swollen. Hope that helps OP

u/PhyrexianSpaghetti · 2 pointsr/AskRedditUL

waiting to go to an expert to have it resized, I've seen some transparent rubber thinghies to make it narrower on he inside, look them up on amazon, for example:

an alternative is a nail polish like substance that dries and becomes rubber after you paint it on the inside to shrink the hole

u/avara88 · 2 pointsr/keto

I just bought these- RinGuard Ring Size Adjuster (Set of 3 Sizes)

It's just cut plastic tubing but it works, I just wrapped one around my wedding and engagement ring and it holds them together as well so it feels even more secure.

u/mtgvintagecrack · 2 pointsr/mtgfinance

I use this one. I haven't experimented with different magnifications, but 30x seemed fine. As another use pointed out above, you might want a cheap USB microscope instead

u/asciiaardvark · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

A magnifying loupe is super useful here, and they're not too expensive. I got one similar to this, which I like for the LED -- I very rarely use the 60x lens.

But that'll show you how your tines are misaligned, which I presume is the problem causing scratchyness. If so, it's easy to fix with just fingers -- don't use pliers or anything 'till you've been doing this for years, they make it too easy to apply way too much force to a small area.

vertical misalignment

spacing misalignment

u/Antsy27 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I got this one for about $10 and it works great, I prefer it to the Goulet type, which doesn't enlarge enough for me. I haven't tried one that fits on your head. The loupe enlarges the view so much and has such a small, shallow focal area that it would be hard to keep anything in focus while you were actually working on it. That really isn't a problem though - you make a tiny adjustment, check it, make another tiny adjustment, etc.

u/snookerum · 2 pointsr/PAX

Not sure if you’re still going to be at pax but FYI the Link one is not a official Pinny Arcade pin so i doubt you’ll be able to trade it in future.

That being said, if you like the pin designs like I do, it’s not a bad idea to get them because you like them. Over the 4 year I’ve been to pax I’ve only bought less than 20 pins, and traded one yesterday for a Kemper one I really like. I think it’s important that I like the pins, rather than collecting them for some other arbitrary value.

If and when you get into enamel pins (in or out of PAX), I suggest you use these pin locking backs as they are more secure than stock pin backs. I bought some at PAX but they are so pricey. Needed to replace some pin backs though so I got them.


u/LaurEv · 2 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I try to keep my bag as streamlined as possible but I like to be prepared.

Here are the things I always bring:

-cheap plastic poncho everyday / higher quality rain jacket when rain is expected

-refillable plastic water bottle (I carry a 12 oz nalgene) with bottle of mio flavoring

-small bottle of advil and another with dramamine ( I get motion sick easily)

- Locking pin backs for keeping trading pins secure.

-battery pack and phone charging cable

-snacks (I like to bring a bagel for a filling mid morning snack)

-small pack of baby wipes/hand wipes because I always end up eating something sticky.

** inflatable lightweight seat cushion for waiting on parades, fireworks, etc. (game changer!**)


**If you get just one thing for the trip, I HIGHLY recommend the inflatable seat cushion if you intend to wait around for parades, fireworks, see any shows, etc. You'd be surprised after walking around for hours how much of a difference having a comfortable surface to sit on makes. It's by far my favorite park item.


Have a great trip!

u/annshazaam · 2 pointsr/loseit

I got a ring adjuster that is basically a plastic spiral that wraps around the ring--like this one. I've had it for about a year now and it's been great. actually haven't replaced the first that I put on, even though I probably need to at this point.

u/DollyLlama · 2 pointsr/loseit

My wedding ring started getting unsettlingly loose, so I ordered some of these. They work great if you're not ready to get your ring(s) resized.

u/corrikopat · 2 pointsr/keto

You can buy a little ring guard (not sure if that is the real name) that will reduce the size until you are at your goal weight and have them resized.

Edit: it is a ring guard.

u/blubow · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

GWHOLE Ring Size Adjuster with Silver Polishing Cloth,Set of 4 (2mm/3mm)

u/jrt362 · 2 pointsr/keto

I have the same issue, I bought this on amazon:

It comes with several wrap styles and fits my wide band and helps a lot.

u/xlxoxo · 2 pointsr/vancouver

If you find yourself some wooden coat racks... you can get yourself some metal stamps. Princess Auto has a sale this week and I picked some up...

u/Dreamearth · 2 pointsr/JustEngaged

Congrats!!! It's so lovely~ I love 6 prongs too.
I just bought this because the cold weather has made my fingers shrink, but I won't resize mine because it fits perfectly in summer.
I'm not sure if it's cold where you are but I would take that into account before getting the ring resized :)

u/mrpostman78727 · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

This is one I bought from Amazon.... Anpro Set of 15 Ring Size Adjuster with 3 Sizes Clear Ring Sizer Resizer Fit for Loose Rings(Please See The Below Picture for The Steps. 2mm/3mm).

u/faceifer · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

My ring finger also fluctuates a ton! When necessary I use these: Soooo helpful on days it's rolling around and making me nervous! I had it resized when we got engaged because it actually arrived 1.5 sizes bigger than my fiance ordered, but had it done again this past weekend while we were ordering wedding bands. Apparently I'm half a size smaller now than I was in December? Even since Saturday the fit varies day to day and throughout the day, so it's not just you. Maybe you can have yours enlarged slightly and use the adjusters during loose times too.

u/sengatenga · 2 pointsr/keto

Clothes: if she still has a ways to go, have her buy new clothes at a thrift store with a changing room. Don't trust number sizes OR eyes...try them on first to make sure it fits! She's probably used to being "bigger" still and might end up grabbing larger clothes. Go with her and if you see her doing that, say, "hon, I think that might be too big for you now."

Ring: Get your wife some of these ring size adjusters for now. You don't know when her ring size will stabilize, and the last thing you want to do is resize a ring more than twice. Use these!

u/arth365 · 2 pointsr/NoTillGrowery

Also if you can purchase this for nine bucks.

This will tell you for sure if you have a mite problem.

I was looking at the photo more and Some of the white specs look like you dropped some kind of white dust or something on them so in the picture I can have no way of telling whether this is mites or not but if you purchase this microscope and look on under the leaves you will see them

u/ddumbly · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Purchase a jeweler's loupe.

Use it to look at the individual trichomes (crystals) on the buds. They will initially be glassy clear and will look like small mushrooms. Then will begin to turn cloudy/milky as the buds mature. Then amber. When about 30-40% of the trichomes are amber, she's ready. This will give you the most potent buds and the most accurate expression of the plant.

Looking great though!

u/ufgrow · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

From Amazon:

This picture was taken with the 30x magnification lens on the loupe with a Pixel 3. More importantly, my OtterBox Commuter case was still on, which provides a small gap between the lens and the loupe, which takes clearer pictures.

So Pixel 3 in the case, and the lens held directly to the case, if that makes sense. Hope this helps!

u/spamzzz · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

I just bought this one today that a fellow redditor from this sub recommended me

u/FullFrontalNoodly · 2 pointsr/knives

I'd suggest picking up one of these for $10:

But if you are at all serious about edge performance I would highly recommend stepping up to a USB microscope. I've got this one and I am very happy with it:

but I'd be willing to bet this one is going to be more than good enough at half the price:

And for reference here, you'll need to step up to the $150 price point to get anything appreciably better. I have yet to see any reports of anything in the $40 - $150 price range that is any better than what you can get at the $40 price point.

In my opinion, once you've spent $100 on sharpening kit you'll get far more value from one of these cheap USB microscopes than anything else you can buy.

u/August-Black · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I got a two pack on amazon for under $10.

JARLINK 30X 60X Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Magnifier, Foldable Jewelry Magnifier with Bright LED Light for Gems, Jewelry, Coins, Stamps, etc

u/glytchgod · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

I bought this loupe and use my phone’s camera:

u/supersteller · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

Kandi bracelets are made up of beads that you string together yourself. Think of children's jewelry, specifically called pony beads, alphabet beads, and elastic string.

Pony Beads

Alphabet Beads

Elastic String

u/Vagfilla · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Haha, OK then look up elastic cord. Here's an amazon example

u/OldRuskiNoir · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

This is what I was using, just black. Elastic string.

u/Nekomii · 1 pointr/kandi

You can get 100yd of this for about $14 (though I haven't ever bought it before, I plan on it soon. It's sold by the company that suggests.)

As far as beads go I'm not really sure myself, but Amazon definitely doesn't seem like a bad place to get everything.

u/jatgoodwin · 1 pointr/kandi

I've purchased this a couple times and it's very durable, I've never had the cord break for anything, including some kandi handcuffs me and my bf wear to raves together.

u/Oavious · 1 pointr/Whatisthis

I know nothing about ring making, and I could be completely off here, but I thought id say it anyway. It could be a "pre-hammered ring". All I know is the put something that looks like that, on one of these things

Then they hammer it down onto the mandrel. It would shirk in that case, and there are some people who make rings out of actual coins.

Here's an example:

u/kymo · 1 pointr/Silverbugs

I much prefer coin rings with the writing on the outside and inside, like this.

I tried to make one for my girlfriend's birthday this year, but it was fairly difficult.

I used a punch and die set to punch out the center of the coin, and then put the coin on a ring mandrel and then hammered it down the taper slowly with a nylon faced hammer.

The biggest problem is that my girlfriends ring finger is quite small and I couldn't get the ring any smaller than size 8. I may have to pick up another mandrel with a really narrow top so that I can punch out a smaller hole from the coin to begin with.

I'm sure with enough practice I'll get it looking great, and this method is much quicker than the spoon method (I tried that one first).

Not knockin OPs ring though.. it looks great so far. I know how long it takes to get to that point!

u/boozin_ · 1 pointr/DIY

I bought this mandrel on amazon and have been using it to shape coin rings. A bit cheaper and free shipping (prime).

u/Passan · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Couple 26 gauge still left on Amazon still

u/EaSea · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Here ya go. You might have to do a search for other gauges but that's the exact listing I bought mine under

u/BILLOWINGBLUE · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I ordered mine from an eBay seller that has since sold out. origin Vape has the UD branded wire in stock. They are a reputable site but there are probably better deals out there. Many people use the Beadalon brand sold at craft stores.

u/To0nMaN · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

316L is my goto but 316 is excellent as well and less springy. I get mine from Amazon or Fasttech.

You can also try a welding supply store if you have one local.

u/Targren · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Since LV was sold out of 316 when I ordered my cuboid, I ordered this. It's obnoxious that it doesn't have a spool, but other than that, it's been working fairly well.

u/HofSauce · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I only have 2 taps but bought this drip tray and used the whole pack of these magnets to hold it to my keezer (no glue used). Would have liked a more permanent option but was too nervous about drilling holes into the keezer. It works well though, and I can easily take the whole thing off for cleaning. It's strong enough to hold a full pint of beer, but I wouldn't trust it for much more than that.

u/VeggieAstronomer · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Drip tray is already ordered, I got a 19" stainless one off Amazon and it'll be held up with some chrome shelf brackets. Haven't entirely worked out how I'm putting the brackets up, but I'm leaning towards either neodymium magnets or heavy duty command strips. I can update the post when they come in and I install them later this week. For now, I just have to lay a towel down when I pour.

u/myusernameranoutofsp · 1 pointr/Bitcoin

I think that using this and a plate of metal is a better and cheaper form of cold storage.

u/TrollsRLifeless · 1 pointr/Drugs

Poppy seeds

A jeweler's loupe for admiring your dank weed

There are some videos on r/lsd, I think, of someone who combined these two trip toys. It ends up looking pretty cool. //

1500 lady bugs

Edit: here's a video of those two projectors together

u/MrPractical1 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

This looks right to me. The corners look more real than most of the fakes i see imo. For more information on some fakes check out my post here. It needs some damn upvotes though for awareness ha

but ya, definitely get a loupe like this one which also works well for the light test

u/420Saint · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This 40x Loupe from Amazon does a fine job. I chose it because it had a really big lens (25mm), two bright white LED lights, and enough magnification (40x) to really see the tricones. I hold it up to my iphone camera lens and easily get enough detail to tell me everything I need to know. Oh yea, it's dirt cheap too - about two fiddy. Here is a sample image taken today.

u/stonebit · 1 pointr/coins

It's obvious once you've seen it. I have a Carson 7x loupe. Grab a flashlight and point it at the coin. Look through the loupe. If there are tons of tiny scratches in one direction, it's cleaned. If you rotate the coin and see tons of tiny scratches in the same direction while the coin is rotating, it's cleaned. Basically, if there are any micro scratches in a little cluster, clusters, or on the whole coin, is cleaned.

If you don't have a loupe, I recommend you get one. They're also good for familiarizing yourself with real coins so that you can spot fakes. I'm surprised how easy it's gotten.

I have these and really like them.

Carson LumiLoupe 7X Power Stand Magnifier With Dual Lens (LL-77)

BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Folding Magnifier

u/scorchingray · 1 pointr/metaldetecting

I use a magnifying loupe. No batteries required. A good one is the BelOMO. Get it at

u/MangyCanine · 1 pointr/Watches

I don't think a lot of people here use loupes, and there's no one brand that they use. I happen to use this 10X one. There may be cheaper/better ones, though. Also, note that this is a 10X loupe. I have a 7X one (same brand) that I like better, as it has a wider field-of-view (less magnification). However, it doesn't seem to be available any more.

u/NDRob · 1 pointr/coins

Get something between 5x and 10x. Triplets are going to be some of the nicer ones.

I bought the BelOMO most recently and like it a little more because it's bigger. I had owned and lost two of the bausch & lombs before getting this one.

u/ClardicFug · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

A 10X triplet loupe is a great place to start. I use one of these though it's probably a little pricey.

Also, there's a lot of cheap USB microscopes around these days, and I've found them to be pretty useful for trace/solder inspection on fine pitch SMDs.

u/QuiteARoughCustomer · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I've had this one for about two years and it works fine. It's just a cheap Chinese loupe that probably doesn't magnify anywhere near the extent that it claims, but it does what I need.

u/SenorFluffy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

I use a jeweler's loupe for magnification, specifically I bought this one:

I just put my phone camera lens on the eyepiece to take pictures, and it works pretty well. The one I linked to is nice as well since it comes with LED lights to high illuminate it, which can be really useful considering how close you have to get.

u/Niwrad0 · 1 pointr/jewelry

amazon has a great selection of loupes

This one has a stronger 60x magnification. I use this to confirm the laser inscription on my diamond as well as to really look at small details on the diamond

u/Donkeydonkeydonk · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

You could answer so many of your own questions by picking up a loupe and having a look

See heads? Good job. Don't see heads? Bad job, go back and try again.

u/yogi420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/DiYRDWC · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I generally do too, I just dont paying premium price or not getting exactly what I want because its out of stock or they dont carry that exact model. The loupes I could find locally were either way less power than they were stated for, or the lense was so small it was difficult to see as much as I wanted too, more the size of the 60x lense on the one I linked.

This is the Loupe I picked up, was there in under 24 hrs, its not amazing but it does what I need it too well and the price is amazing.

u/pakaloloha · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Solid choice. Cheap too. I have this one and am blown away how good it works for the price.

u/iceman012 · 1 pointr/mtgfinance

This is the one I got, and it's served me well so far. There's probably better ones, but it should show that you definitely won't break the bank.

u/BlakeFlaherty · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Just bought it for myself on my wicked edge. In case anybody wants a link here it is

u/ArghZombies · 1 pointr/PSVR

I haven't been able to find out what material the lens itself is made of. But they seem to be convensional lens material such as you'd find in eyeglasses (although far thicker (14mm I believe) and convex.

You'll need something reasonably abrasive to remove those scratches. You could start with toothpaste (the whitening paste stuff, not the gel) as a cheap initial test. And lots of buffing.

I guess you could move on to more abrasive stuff. One thing to possibly consider is Diamond Paste. It comes in different levels, just as sandpaper does. You start with the thicker stuff buff it in and move down to the lowest micro thickness, Now, this might be a little bit OTT (this stuff is used by jewelers to remove scratches from incredibly scratch-resistant sapphire crystals on things like Rolex watches and the like and they'd buff out the scratches with a Dremel or a different electric polishing tool or similar) but with enough care and attention it would certainly remove the scratches. But you'd have to know what you're doing. Basically, you're removing layers of the lens so it's actively damaging the lens.

Start with the toothpaste option. See if that makes any difference.

u/bluecheez · 1 pointr/Watches

Thanks I'll try these things. I have a couple of questions:

How should I clean it with a toothbrush? The watch looks gold, some people say on the website to clean watches with white toothpaste and a toothbrush - do I have to worry about it being "gold" on the outside (maybe somehow gold can get damaged with certain chemicals)

I'm not so sure about what to do with polishing the glass. I found a paste on amazon. It seems with some googling that I'll need some sort of mechanical polisher to polish the glass.

Here's the paste I found:

u/BurnoutEyes · 1 pointr/guns

My AR9 did this until I dremelled a feed ramp at the 6 oclock position and then polished it out with some 60000grit nanodiamond compound. Now it's got a mirror finish, and no more feed problems, even with widemouth 147gr HPs. I don't know why AR9 barrels don't have more pronounced feedramps.

Here is the original ballistic advantage profile. Other manufacturers use this profile too, here's Spinta Precision. I found my 147grs were hitting the barrel face at 6oclock, there's a lip there on AR barrels that is usually a ramp in 9mm handguns. I corrected this by starting with 200 grit sandpaper cut in to a small strip and taped to a Sharpie. I spent about a half hour going through a bunch of strips to get my initial groove going, paying careful attention to work the grit on the lip and not the chamber. Afterwards, I used a dremel tool with felt polishing cones and lapping compound to smooth out the sandpaper's work. Here is my end result.

u/SympatheticNeuron · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Mine is super loose (spinning) in the winter, and when I'm hot it's a struggle to take off.

One suggestion I got was to look for small plastic "clips" that loop around the bottom of the rig and works to increase the size a little on the days it's super loose. Some jewellers have them, sometimes you can (apparently) find them at department stores!

Like this:

u/dreamgal042 · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought these and they worked fantastic. After that got too lose, I ended up getting a cheaper second wedding ring, simpler band, in my new size, and got the old one resized since I have unlimited resizing with my warrenty, and the new ring also comes with unlimited resizing.

u/HighGuyTheShyGuy · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You should get one...

u/Streiche93 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Sorry I didn't see your reply, I use a loupe I got from amazon and I'm pretty happy with it.

DREAME 30X 60X LED Lighted Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Jewelry Magnifier for Gems Jewelry Rocks Stamps Coins Watches Hobbies Antiques Models Photos

Those pics are taken with my iPhone 7 though the 60x magnifier.

u/Mr-PFM · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I personally use:

The bigger lens is mostly useless but the smaller one lets me tell if the tines are even even slightly misaligned and if there is a sharp edge somewhere which is great. You can also watch a comparison vid here:

u/GrowInTheDark · 1 pointr/microgrowery

yea i went from this handheld loupe to the USB scope. Glad I did, it really is more convenient imo to snap photos and record video. Even has a button on the butt of it that you tap and it snaps photos. And can be hooked up to android phones if you get an OTG adapter too

u/creeder14 · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I'd check out a TWSBI Eco. Very nice pens for about 30 euros. Order it in a fine or extra fine nib.

And yeah, you can have some problems. Bleedthrough is an issue that can be solved by using a well behaved ink. Noodler's Black or X-Feather are good inks for preventing this. Using better paper is a good solution, too, but that's more expensive. Black n Red notebooks are pretty cheap and work well. In my experience, TOPS notebooks work super well with fountain pens and are dirt cheap.

A finer nib will be slightly more feedbacky (but it shouldn't be scratchy - it shouldn't feel like it's digging into the paper). If it feels like it's digging into the paper while writing, something's wrong. Try writing figure eights, and if it feels more scratchy in one direction than another, then the tines are probably out of alignment. This is a very very easy fix. All you need to fix it is some sort of magnifier (I find that a 30x/60x jeweler's loupe from Amazon is the best tool to get a good look at the tip of your nib. If you can't afford the ten buck to get one, that's fine, use a magnifying glass or whatever you can get your hands on. Even zoom on a camera would work. If you don't have ANY of that, you can even just do trial and error.

Basically, see if the two metal tines (the two sides of the nib) are misaligned at the tip, and if one is longer than the other. A head-on view and an above view work well for this. If they're misaligned, it's an easy fix and I'll tell you how to do it. If one is too long.... that's more complicated and if that's the case, I'll tell you how to fix it then.

So: To fix misaligned tines, basically just press the one that's too low up with your thumbnail. Don't push hard, just until you feel what feels like a little bit more resistance than you'd use while writing, and then let go. Keep doing this, and check through the magnifier to see if it's aligned yet. If it is, then go ahead and try writing with it and see if it's better. If it's not aligned or not better, keep trying.

Hope this helps, ask me any questions you want! Have a great day!

u/wildwild94 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use this one, specifically the 30x part to see closer up and have to use my cell phone to take 60x pictures because my hands are just too shaky. I'm probably going to end up ordering the USB microscope I saw somewhere else on this thread haha

u/mewincali · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I bought a Jewelers Loupe from Amazon and held it up in front of my Google Pixel phone. It took a few pictures to get a good one, but my phone has a pretty good camera to work with. I think next time I would get something with 100x, the 60x is decent (what I used for the closer ones), but the 30x is pretty hard to tell what color the trichs are.

u/WilliamBott · 1 pointr/CRH

I use a 30x/60x loupe with LED lighting. Super cheap and does a fine job. Loupe $11 now, same as when I bought it.

For coins or anything I need a finer, more stable look at, I use a 60x-120x LED-lit microscope. Microscope $13 now, bought it for $6.60 a couple years ago.

u/Smokebelly360 · 1 pointr/HelloInternet

I would recommend getting some locking clasps if you plan on putting this on something that will be worn or used often. You can get a good bundle pack from Amazon for about $8

u/SHMEBULOK · 1 pointr/DisneyPinSwap

If you really want them to stay I’d definitely recommend these. I’ve lost a few pins myself with the butterfly backs, these won’t come off unless you want them too

u/Smug_Pineapple · 1 pointr/BattleJackets

Are you talking about pins with the rubber/butterfly backs or the pin-back buttons?

I haven't tried them yet, but I have very seriously considered some of these locking clutches for some of my pins:

Since I've not gotten any, I usually just take them off before I mosh and put them in one of the chest pockets.

The pin-back buttons I soldered on after I lost an Anthrax pin, and it has worked great! I've not lost another one since I did that.

u/impsythealmighty · 1 pointr/waiting_to_try

I'd also recommend these plastic adjusters! I was worried about my fingers swelling during pregnancy so I didn't want to do anything permanent, and these stay on really well.

u/JDubya2017 · 1 pointr/Ring

This is the wrong sub. This is for the Ring Doorbell/Alarm/Camera company. But I recommend this.

u/sir_scratchewan · 1 pointr/JustEngaged

Try this ring sizer:

Creepy name, but it works much better on my ring than the traditional sizers. I've got a tacori too btw!

u/winterwonderland88 · 1 pointr/xxketo

Good for you!

One of my goals is to fit back into my wedding ring. I haven't been able to fit since my 8th month of pregnancy, and I'm almost 10 months postpartum. I didn't want to get it resized when I KNOW I need to make a change to my health.

You could always get it resized, or try one of these ring size adjusters

u/newspaperfax · 1 pointr/keto

I bought this on Amazon :
GWHOLE Ring Size Adjuster with Silver Polishing Cloth,Set of 4 (2mm/3mm)

Just for a temporary fix. Once I get down a bit more, I'm going to get my ring resized.

u/Purplekaem · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

GWHOLE Ring Size Adjuster with Silver Polishing Cloth,Set of 4 (2mm/3mm)

u/ParkyMeowl · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

I have RA so my hands are different sizes depending on how well I’m feeling, so I use a plastic ring adjuster pretty much permanently. is the one I use and it’s worked really well, comes with different sizes adjusters.

I would recommend waiting to re size until your weight has stabilized. Getting the ring re sized multiple times can weaken the ring.

u/Positpostit · 1 pointr/EngagementRings

I bought these ring size adjusters and they are quite cheap and useful! Lots of women in the reviews section said they bought the item because hey have larger knuckles than the rest of their finger

u/MyHealthyName_GW125 · 1 pointr/loseit

Get yourself one of these! I haven't wanted to get my wedding set sized either, so this works in the interim!

u/ryanthesoup · 1 pointr/polymer80

I bought a metal stamping set, like this. But I didn't have anything to fully support the guide rod channel while I was doing it, so it looks like straight up shit. If I were to do it again I'd either take it to an engraver or buy an engraver tool.

u/GeauxGirl80 · 1 pointr/xxketo

Definitely wait! From my heaviest, my ring finger is now 2 sizes smaller than it used to be. These size guards can keep it from spinning around or being too loose until you’ve settled into a goal weight.

u/gillyyak · 1 pointr/xxketo

Cauli rice is one of my go-to meals, and I spice it up many different ways! Penzey's or Mountain Rose have some amazing spice blends you can get to try something new. Also, on the ring front, I bought these little ring sizer adjuster thingies which will do the trick until you can afford to get the rings resized, cut to length and choose the one that is correct for your finger.

u/jixie007 · 1 pointr/jewelry

As a temporary solution, there are plastic ring "size adjusters" you can wear. Here's one example, here's another example.

u/JFG3 · 1 pointr/lupus

You can always get one of the wedding ring adjusters.

Ring Size Adjuster for Loose Rings - Jewelry Guard, Spacer, Sizer, Fitter - 12 Pack, 2 Sizes - Spiral Silicone Tightener Set with Polishing Cloth

u/mellownow · 1 pointr/keto

Yep. I bought this set, it works great.

My fingers thinned out very quickly though. Within a couple of months I was unable to wear my wedding ring.

u/Tyme2burn · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

I’m using this loupe
JARLINK 30X 60X Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Magnifier, Foldable Jewelry Magnifier with Bright LED Light for Gems, Jewelry, Coins, Stamps, etc

u/shnethog · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'd get a jeweler's loupe over a microscope, I've tried both and vastly preferred the loupe. The microscope (at least the one I tried) was really finicky to get properly in focus, with the loupe you just whip it out and you're ready to go with little to no adjustment.

Here's the loupe I use:

[Jarlink 30X 60X Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Magnifier, Foldable Jewelry Magnifier with Bright LED Light for Gems, Jewelry, Coins, Stamps, etc] (

Edit: as a bonus, it's way easier to take pictures through the loupe than the microscope.

u/prettylights18 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Like this?

JARLINK 30X 60X Illuminated Jewelers Eye Loupe Magnifier, Foldable Jewelry Magnifier with Bright LED Light for Gems, Jewelry, Coins, Stamps, etc

u/Older_Man_Of_The_Sea · -6 pointsr/mtgfinance

Number 1: What is a "Crafle"?
Number 2: Make sure it is a real Crafle. There are a lot of fake Crafle's running around. It is one of the more commonly made fakes and there are numberous versions. Take the Crafle out of the sleeve and ensure that it feels like a normal card (compare it to another rare from the same set, preferably a known real Crafle, or another land). Also, use the light test, it is the easiest one to do. A jeweler's loupe or a small microscope would be good too.
Number 3: Seriously? I would trade in some goyfs for a Crafle any day of the week. Crafles are on the reserved list and will likely only go up. Goyf is practically on the "print 'til you can't cash in anymore" list.