use the lathed end of a fancy toothpick but you can use a 1/2" piece of a
a tiny hole in one end of the dowel about 1/8" down the center. Cut a
length of 22 gauge silver or gold wire to a 1 1/2" length.
the wire around a pencil or 1/4" dowel.
the ends together, keeping the circle perfectly round all the time and cut off
enough of the excess wires so it will fit into the end of the drilled dowel.
*Practice fitting it and then glue the 2 wires into the drilled hole of the
dowel or toothpick with superglue.
dry. You can seal handle with
acrylic matte varnish if you like.
this time you can paint the handle. I use black acrylic paint. After the paint
is dry you make the 'glass' part.
old CLEAR nail polish, get a generous amount of thick polish on brush and slide
it across the silver/gold wire horizontally until you make a 'bubble' that
connects in the center of the wire circle. You may have to do this several times
to get the bubble to connect to the entire wire. You may also have to move the
magnifying glass around so the polish does not gravitate to the center of the
bubble and then drip. Moving it around keeps the layer even. Blow very lightly
on the bubble to accelerate drying. If it bursts, then apply the polish again as
before. You have an “imitation” magnifying glass.
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