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Tritium Core Pendant

For some reason this reminds me of the old visible petrol pump.  This was meant to be housed under a glass dome but the design ended up being too tall for it to fit.  So here it is as a pendant.  You can see I’ve included a tiny “gauge” including a tiny watch hand.  I recently started using hand UV glue which I’ve used to seal the dial.  The core is green Tritium with a fine wire spring sealed inside a second glass vial.  Tritium glows continuously for 10 to 12 years.  Unlike conventional glow in the dark, it doesn’t require “charging” from another light source.  The core sits on a heavy solid brass bead.  It’s on a brass faceted cut chain that is 22 ½ inches long with a lobster claw clasp.  The pendant is 1 ½ inches high and ½ an inch wide.

If you would like to buy this please send my a message and I will send you a Paypal invoice.  It is US$135 with shipping included.  The package will come with tracking, receipt and delivery confirmation.  You will be covered by Paypal protection.

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A bunch of new full urethane glow in the dark eyes, really excited about these especially the ones with the crystal bases, lots of things that have never been done before with eyes :D
These are for sale in sizes 12mm through 22mm.
Bases are translucent white (shows a lot of the glow), solid white, clear, and black.
Styles are solid or random swirl so far.
Colors I have are, orange, yellow, green, aqua/mint, blue, violet/purple, and pink.
Costs vary and are on ETSY now https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ErsaFlora 
They will have minor flaws like bubbles, slightly uneven glow, etc. They would be minor and are unavoidable due to hand pouring one at a time.  
If there are any bigger flaws (obvious bubbles, obvious uneven glow) I will do discounts! :)
Feel free to message with any questions :) Always happy to take more pictures!
Shipping with out tracking is $2.99 in the UK and $5.50 anywhere else.

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Here is a blue Tritium stick sealed in another glass vial secured in silver tone “window” setting. Tritium sticks will glow for 10 to 15 years without the need of “charging” like regular glow in the dark pigment powders.  It is currently used in high-end watches, keyrings and gun sights - anything that needs to be seen at night. I decided to go with silver tone components because it complements the blow glow.  Just as important as the Tritium is the mechanical looking part it’s hanging from.  I was attempting to evoke a geared mechanical pulley assemblage with components found in the hardware store mixed with traditional jewellery findings.

I make in the steampunk genre but I wouldn’t classified as steampunk.  To me it’s futuristic with an alien artefact feel to it.  If you are interested in buying this you can find it on ebay here.

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Part Mjolnir (Thors hammer ) /part fertility symbol (either Yoni or Lingam ) here are a few other uses for my Starlight Tri-Star from a custom zip pull , modified fire-steel striker with my tungsten circle added , key chain adapter for EDC use and possibly even a very small pickle-fork slingshot for leprechauns.

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Glowing Gear

This is a strong masculine design - something that I want to do more of for my steampunk brothers. It will also appeal to those who like apocalyptic/atomic punk genres with that unusual silver tone pendulum alluding to the motifs of that era.

Available in my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/steelhipdesign

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Micro Starlight striker .

 Tungsten carbide striker disc and 2 GITD beads on my lightmyfire army fire-steel’s break away lanyard ,never to be lost in the dark wilds .

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[image description: a photograph of nineteen coiled Tangles and one twisted Tangle Hairy taken on a round green and red watermelon slice pillow sitting on a blue, black and white night-sky quilt cover. All but one of the Tangles is Tangle Jr-sized; the green and cream Slinky Tangle Glo is twice the size of the Tangle Jrs. The colours of each is written out in the list halfway down the post.]

I’ve had a few different Tangle arrivals this week, so I thought I’d take a collection photo. Just because they’re my favourite stim toy and looking at them all laid out makes the autistic in me very happy.

I think it’s the combination of lots of different colours and patterns plus portability plus being a nice, unthinking stim toy plus flocking and textured options that make them so awesome. I have other toys, and I enjoy them, but it’s the Tangle I’m always going back to.

(I will write up a review for the Slinky Glo Tangle tonight or tomorrow. It’s fabulous and glows in the dark like a dream. I’m so excited to finally own an Original-sized Tangle!)

From top to bottom, left to right: 

  • Tangle Hairy (yellow, purple, orange, green)
  • Slinky Glo Tangle (green and cream)
  • Deflocked Tangle Jr Fuzzy, (dark blue, light blue, green, yellow, red, purple)
  • Tangle Jr Fuzzy (dark blue, light blue, green, yellow, red, purple)
  • Tangle Jr Fuzzy (mono red sample Tangle)
  • Tangle Jr Textured Metallic (purple-pink)
  • Tangle Jr (mono black, knock-off with old logo)
  • Tangle Jr (yellow, transparent purple, transparent orange, transparent yellow)
  • Tangle Jr (blue, dark blue, green)
  • Tangle Jr (pink, fuchsia, purple, with replacement purple metallic parts)
  • Tangle Jr Textured (yellow, blue, pink, clear)
  • Tangle Jr Textured (green, orange, blue, clear)
  • Tangle Jr (transparent blue, knock-off with old logo)
  • Tangle Jr Artist’s Collection x2 (knock-off, purple/pink/white galactic/nebula print)
  • Tangle Jr GitD (knock-off, white)
  • Tangle Jr Fuzzy (knock-off, white, light blue, dark blue)
  • Tangle Jr Fuzzy x2 (knock-off, transparent rose/pink)
  • Tangle Jr Fuzzy (knock-off, black)

All my knock-offs came from eBay; my branded Tangles came from eBay, Toyworld and Sensory Oasis for Kids. Aside from the white GitD knock-off, I’m pretty happy with all the ones photographed here. The galactic print and the Fuzzies are especially nice (aside from the flocking scuffs on the white and blue one). I have gotten eBay tangles I dislike, so they’re put aside for experiment bait in the hope I can make them more usable.

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Max Starlight Striker.

 7mm thick stone-washed Kirinite starlight with inlaid cyflect glint &glow markers and tungsten carbide fire- steel striker circle .

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Cyflect .

A recent request from a customer for his Sig mags based on an idea http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/73877632667/cyalume-cyflect-glows-well-in-low-light-and here in 2014.

The cyflect both glints under red or white/ blue  light and glows green in both low and no light settings if charged via either lumens or UV light .

 cyflect available via @lumisafeltd

 tacos via @highspeedgear

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Prototype Cyflect pouch’s

Just a rough idea but certainly will look into getting some proper versions made up as these were just stitched together about 30 mins ago .

2 sizes of Glint &Glow Cyflect sew on material with Velcro hook &loop closure with technora pull tabs .

The large was sized to take a DPX Gear Danger Tag , and the small x8 10 hour mini chem-lights  the bigger can also take several other similar sized items and the small fitted both a Photon freedom and a universal cuff key . 

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Translucent Glow in the Dark Tangle Jrs - eBay, $2.50 USD.

Item has free standard international shipping.

I paid $1.98 USD each for these, but the seller has relisted at a higher price.

There’s been a great many listings for the translucent GitD Tangle Jr knock-offs peppering eBay, so I thought it would be worth my while to order a couple and see how they work as a translucent Tangle Jr alternative.

I’ve noticed, in my foray into all things imitation Tangle, that the Tangle fakes that arrive in the clear-and-yellow plastic packaging with “Toy” on the top of the bag have easily been of better quality, and this holds true here as well. (Since it’s hard to know what you’re getting before it arrives, this isn’t all that helpful an observation when it comes to weighing up eBay auctions.) It’s always a fabulous thing to get a new fake Tangle that moves smoothly and holds a coil without my having to lubricate or modify, and these Tangles do both without any problems.

They’re much easier to manipulate than the solid white GitD Tangle Jr fakes, and I absolutely recommend these for people who cannot use a stiff Tangle.

They did arrive with a faint oily coating, something I’ve never before experienced with a Tangle, but a quick dunk in the sink and a wash with liquid handsoap fixed that. It’s so easy to remove that I don’t consider it a problem.

The bottom rose pink Tangle in the second photo above is my deflocked fake Tangle Jr Fuzzy. The Tangles are absolutely identical, right down to the fine scratches on the the surface and the slightly cloudy translucent plastic. People who are buying the rose pink flocked Tangles to deflock in the quest for a translucent Tangle can simply buy these instead.

The third photo shows the GitD fakes compared to my blue translucent fake. As you can see, the GitD fakes are more opaque, due to many faint scratches in the surface of the Tangle. They’re just not as translucent, which may be a problem for some stimmers. The randomness of buying fakes online, though, means that getting a Tangle like my blue one above is quite difficult, so stimmers after translucence might choose to buy the GitD Tangles anyway.

The glow in the dark capability is nothing like the Slinky Glo. (Nothing is. The Glo is in a class of its own when it comes to glow in the dark.) They need to be put under a strong light for a few minutes before lights out for best effect, or exposed to light for a long period of time. The chartreuse/yellow has a green tinge, and glows a fair bit brighter, whereas the pink has a dull yellow tinge that appears more muted. Both glow for a good long while after dark, to the extent that I have to tuck them behind my pillow so the glow doesn’t keep me awake.

For cheap, GitD knock-offs that glow, move smoothly and hold a coil, I absolutely have to recommend these. Until Tangle Creations or Zuru give us a branded GitD Tangle Jr, I think these are a more than suitable substitute. They’re a little less nice on the translucence front, but at least buyers know they will be a cloudy type of translucent.

I’ll also say that I’ve bought two different Tangle lots from this seller and have been happy both times; the second time they sent me an email to advise of shipping and to contact them if I had any problems.

My reviews of similarly-packaged Tangle Jr fakes: Fuzzies, Galactic Artist’s Collection, Rainbow Scales Artist’s Collection.

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If Batman EDC’d a SAK   .

 Recently made up for a customer in sculpted peel ply G-10 with GITD green in fill and green trit marker and stone-washed pocket clip .

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