So, when making my own charms, I figured something out I thought might be helpful to you as well, so I figured I’d share :3 I make these little charm holsters that attach to each charm so I can hold them easily and paint all angles at once, and glaze them easier too!
Each one is made of one bolt, two washers, and one wingnut. The washers and wingnut go onto the bolt, and the two washers grip onto the charm’s metal loop. You can use a part from a socket wrench (or a socket wrench itself) to tighten the wingnut enough so the charm doesn’t move around while you hold the holster and paint it/glaze it. Plus, as long as the wingnut is positioned right when you tighten it, when you put the charm down holster-first, it holds the charm aloft so the charm can dry without touching any surfaces.
You can buy all the parts for pretty cheap at BoltDepot.com. If you order make sure you get the right sizes for everything so they all fit together properly! I got parts for 100 holsters for around $25 including shipping, and I only use up to 30 or 40 at a time, so I might sell the extra ones to artists at cons or something.
The only downside is it takes a little bit to get all the charms you want onto the holsters, especially if you paint your charms in batches like I do. And sometimes the charms don’t really fit, but I bet if you just put a straight piece of wire in the charm and use that to attach it, and then just slide it out when the charm is finished, that could work. Plus I think the time and frustration it saves is totally worth it! Anyway, I hope this helps you :3 I love your charms; I wanna try making human charms kinda similar to the ones you make, they are so cute!!
~Zyn

Wow, this is so thorough and interesting! thanks so much for submitting this to me!! When I make my charms, I usually do them in huge batches (all the skin on 20 charms, then all the hair on 20 charms, etc), but bolts and such are cheap so I may look into this. it would definitely be useful for pony charms, since they’re all one color; the forefinger and thumb on my left hand always hurts after a lot of charm-making because I pinch the top loop :I
I’ll reblog this to homesculpt, and for interesting-ness’ sake, here’s my own glazing setup from when I was at my old apartment;  This only really works if you’ve made a ton of charms before and have, uh…. lots and lots of empty wire spools. It’s pretty crappy lookin but it gets the job done!

So, when making my own charms, I figured something out I thought might be helpful to you as well, so I figured I’d share :3 I make these little charm holsters that attach to each charm so I can hold them easily and paint all angles at once, and glaze them easier too!

Each one is made of one bolt, two washers, and one wingnut. The washers and wingnut go onto the bolt, and the two washers grip onto the charm’s metal loop. You can use a part from a socket wrench (or a socket wrench itself) to tighten the wingnut enough so the charm doesn’t move around while you hold the holster and paint it/glaze it. Plus, as long as the wingnut is positioned right when you tighten it, when you put the charm down holster-first, it holds the charm aloft so the charm can dry without touching any surfaces.

You can buy all the parts for pretty cheap at BoltDepot.com. If you order make sure you get the right sizes for everything so they all fit together properly! I got parts for 100 holsters for around $25 including shipping, and I only use up to 30 or 40 at a time, so I might sell the extra ones to artists at cons or something.

The only downside is it takes a little bit to get all the charms you want onto the holsters, especially if you paint your charms in batches like I do. And sometimes the charms don’t really fit, but I bet if you just put a straight piece of wire in the charm and use that to attach it, and then just slide it out when the charm is finished, that could work. Plus I think the time and frustration it saves is totally worth it! Anyway, I hope this helps you :3 I love your charms; I wanna try making human charms kinda similar to the ones you make, they are so cute!!

~Zyn

Wow, this is so thorough and interesting! thanks so much for submitting this to me!! When I make my charms, I usually do them in huge batches (all the skin on 20 charms, then all the hair on 20 charms, etc), but bolts and such are cheap so I may look into this. it would definitely be useful for pony charms, since they’re all one color; the forefinger and thumb on my left hand always hurts after a lot of charm-making because I pinch the top loop :I

I’ll reblog this to homesculpt, and for interesting-ness’ sake, here’s my own glazing setup from when I was at my old apartment;  This only really works if you’ve made a ton of charms before and have, uh…. lots and lots of empty wire spools. It’s pretty crappy lookin but it gets the job done!

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