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Serpentine
2010-10-25, 08:53 AM
Well... I did. A couple, anyways.

Dice cross request for a friend:http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/298/6/2/dice_cross_2_by_serpentine16-d31hby3.jpg
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/298/9/e/dice_cross_1_by_serpentine16-d31hbv8.jpgThe die I was using to practice with:http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/298/c/c/blue_d6_necklace_2_by_serpentine16-d31hbox.jpg
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/298/1/5/blue_d6_necklace_1_by_serpentine16-d31hbjv.jpgSo, what do we think? Worth sacrificing perfectly good dice for?

edit: Collecting all of them here for easy viewing.
Dangly d6s:http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/2/2/dangly_d6s_by_serpentine16-d31xqr3.jpg
Orange d20 pendant:http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/b/9/bead_and_die_pendant_by_serpentine16-d31y5z7.jpg

Dr.Epic
2010-10-25, 09:04 AM
What size drill bit do you use? Also, do you have an advice for doing that with dice that aren't d6's?

Serpentine
2010-10-25, 09:07 AM
I haven't tried it with anything other than d6s yet, so the only advice I can give is: don't bother with a "jewellery drill" or "mini drill" or "hand drill" or anything like that, just invest in a proper one. It'll be worth it :sigh:

I think I was using a 1mm drill bit, but that was a pain with the too-big collet, so I switched to, iirc, 2mm. It was fine, even with the mini d6s on the cross.

Dr.Epic
2010-10-25, 09:11 AM
I haven't tried it with anything other than d6s yet, so the only advice I can give is: don't bother with a "jewellery drill" or "mini drill" or "hand drill" or anything like that, just invest in a proper one. It'll be worth it :sigh:

I think I was using a 1mm drill bit, but that was a pain with the too-big collet, so I switched to, iirc, 2mm. It was fine, even with the mini d6s on the cross.

I was just going to use the woodshop at my college for a drill. Hope they have that drill bit.

Shades of Gray
2010-10-25, 09:23 AM
If I did the Dice Cross then I would have set up the numbers like those "paper fold'em yourself dice"

_6
324
_1
_5

Serpentine
2010-10-25, 09:25 AM
I intended to do that, but it looked better symmetrical (and it doesn't stay right anyway)

Serpentine
2010-10-26, 06:04 AM
ARGH! :smallfurious:
The clasp fell off the blue one, so I have to do it AGAIN... again.

NeoRetribution
2010-10-26, 06:16 AM
But at least you have the practice to improve for later. This is a very interesting thread. The neatness of the necklace, both metrically and enthusiastically, is pleasant.

I wonder if a glue could hold the dice together in such a way that it does not interfere with the loop.

Serpentine
2010-10-26, 06:28 AM
I don't know that putting the beads on in the same pattern over and over again is all that good for practice :smalltongue: But at least I'm getting better at tying the clasp on, I guess...

Metrically and enthusiastically pleasantly neat? Thanks, I think.

NeoRetribution
2010-10-26, 06:39 AM
Neat in the sense of form and shape. Neat in the sense of a positive approval.

You are welcome.

Serpentine
2010-10-26, 06:47 AM
Heh. Thanks, then.
Nearly finished restringing it again :smallsigh: Curious to see how many beads I couldn't find.
edit: 5 of each of the two outer beads, so 10 all up. Dang.
edit mk. 2: Wellup, it's all fixed again. Here's hoping it stays that way...

rakkoon
2010-10-26, 08:04 AM
yay, mass production is but one step away

Irbis
2010-10-28, 04:46 AM
This has to be the most ironic thing I've ever seen :smalltongue:

Noofense, it just gives that vibe to me.

Serpentine
2010-10-28, 05:21 AM
Uh... Ironic how? :smallconfused:

Forever Curious
2010-10-31, 01:35 PM
Uh... Ironic how? :smallconfused:

Possibly due to the (false) belief that D&D (and RP in general) has strong ties to Satanism and the occult.

RanWilde
2010-10-31, 01:37 PM
Possibly due to the (false) belief that D&D (and RP in general) has strong ties to Satanism and the occult.

Well at least three of the dice aren't showing 6. :smalltongue:

Glass Mouse
2010-10-31, 01:54 PM
Awesome idea, Serpentine! I agree that it's defintely "metrically and enthusiastically pleasantly neat" :smallwink:

I especially like the practice one. Maybe it's just my personal taste, but I much prefer simplicity in stuff like this.

Why so many different colours in the cross one? Again; maybe it's just my personal taste, but I think it looks a bit chaotic. Cool, but chaotic.

Definitely worth sacrificing dice for, in any case!


Well at least three of the dice aren't showing 6. :smalltongue:
Damn it! Now I'm tempted to do my own dice necklace with three dice set on 6. That would be too awesome.

RanWilde
2010-10-31, 01:55 PM
Awesome idea, Serpentine! I agree that it's defintely "metrically and enthusiastically pleasantly neat" :smallwink:

I especially like the practice one. Maybe it's just my personal taste, but I much prefer simplicity in stuff like this.

Why so many different colours in the cross one? Again; maybe it's just my personal taste, but I think it looks a bit chaotic. Cool, but chaotic.

Definitely worth sacrificing dice for, in any case!


Damn it! Now I'm tempted to do my own dice necklace with three dice set on 6. That would be too awesome.

I won't send the inquisition after you, so long as you promise not to do a cross. :smalltongue:

Tinkee
2010-10-31, 07:59 PM
For some reason the pics arent showing up for me. =( Sounds super neat though.

Serpentine
2010-10-31, 10:03 PM
Hmm... Dunno, it's still working for me. Try copying the URL into a new window.
Why so many different colours in the cross one? Again; maybe it's just my personal taste, but I think it looks a bit chaotic. Cool, but chaotic.Cuz the gaming store didn't have 6 mini d6s the same colour :smalltongue:

Damn it! Now I'm tempted to do my own dice necklace with three dice set on 6. That would be too awesome.Glue or something would probably be needed, as they twist around.
And I thought about doing that, but I decided it was too trite :smalltongue:

Tinkee
2010-10-31, 10:09 PM
Ahhh found out why it isnt showing up. Its a deviantart link. For some reason the firewall at work blocks it... silly firewalls. Ill have to check it out when I get home.

Serpentine
2010-11-01, 05:51 AM
I made another! (another Tart link, sorry)
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/2/2/dangly_d6s_by_serpentine16-d31xqr3.jpg

dsmiles
2010-11-01, 07:43 AM
That stuff is pretty cool, Serp. (Not that I wear jewellery, my dog tags are enough decoration for me).

Serpentine
2010-11-01, 10:55 AM
Two in one day, wowee!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/b/9/bead_and_die_pendant_by_serpentine16-d31y5z7.jpg

dsmiles
2010-11-01, 11:05 AM
Two in one day, wowee!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/b/9/bead_and_die_pendant_by_serpentine16-d31y5z7.jpg

And you managed to find the lonely little d12 a home, too. How considerate of you.

Looks awesome, by the way.

littlebottom
2010-11-01, 11:30 AM
Two in one day, wowee!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/b/9/bead_and_die_pendant_by_serpentine16-d31y5z7.jpg

ooooh! so thats what D12s are for! jewlery!:smallbiggrin:

not for playing games... ever.:smallwink:

EDIT: youve mislabled the d12 as a d20 in your first post

Serpentine
2010-11-02, 12:00 AM
...

I counted the numbers while I was scratching the icky blue paint off, and I still assumed it was a d20 :smallconfused: Must've been the whole doing-it-after-midnight thing...

Glass Mouse
2010-11-02, 02:51 AM
I made another! (another Tart link, sorry)
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/2/2/dangly_d6s_by_serpentine16-d31xqr3.jpg

Very neat! I approve!


Two in one day, wowee!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/305/b/9/bead_and_die_pendant_by_serpentine16-d31y5z7.jpg

Haha, best use of a d12 I've seen for a long time :smallwink:

I'm not sure I like the wire over the die. It looks weirdly... unfinished, somehow.
It's great colour for jewellery, though. And I like the colour composition of this one :smallsmile:

Serpentine
2010-11-02, 03:48 AM
Hey guys, how much do you think I could sell each of these for? The dangly d6s took about 3 hours to make, while the d12 one (which I prefer) took about 1.
Also I broke 2 screw bits in the process :smallsigh:

dsmiles
2010-11-02, 09:54 AM
Hey guys, how much do you think I could sell each of these for? The dangly d6s took about 3 hours to make, while the d12 one (which I prefer) took about 1.
Also I broke 2 screw bits in the process :smallsigh:

There's a bunch of geeks out there, so supply and demand. My personal demand analysis says anywhere from $10 to about $20 depending on which subset of geeks you get ahold of. If you can find a way to mass-market these, your profit margins would increase due to the sheer volume of your sales. (Howerver, your gaming time may suffer for it. :smalltongue:)

Trodon
2010-11-11, 09:55 AM
I'd give you $20 for that D12 pendant right now... Well, if I had $20 that is.