Happy Birthday Balloon Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com

Happy Birthday Balloon Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com

$12.95

“Happy Birthday” Balloon Charm. Detailed sterling silver charm, made in the USA, 3/4″ x 1″, hollow backcasting.  A great charm for birthday jewelry designs.
 
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Bring happiness and good cheer to every birthday creation on your workbench with Xinar.com’s Happy Birthday Balloon Charm in sterling silver. This cute silver charm is a hollow-back casting measuring ¾” x 1″ (a bit larger than your average charm!) and is made by one of the silver casters in the country.

Xinar.com has been selling high-quality sterling silver birthday charms since the nineties. In our 20+ years of assisting DIY crafters and professional jewelry makers, we’ve always strived to provide only the best beads, findings, and other jewelry-making supplies to our customers.

Our Happy Birthday Balloon charm is just one of many inspiring occasion charms in our extensive jewelry-making catalog. Should you need something you can’t immediately find on our site, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

What is the History of Balloons?

A balloon is a flexible vessel or bag that’s filled with nitrous oxide, hydrogen, helium, oxygen, or air and then inflated. In addition, balloons can be filled with smoke, liquid water, granular media (such as sand, flour, or rice), or light sources for specific functions. Modern balloons are composed of a variety of materials, including latex, polychloroprene, and rubber. They also come in a variety of colors. Dry bladders like those taken from pigs were used before to make some of the first balloons. Some balloons are used for decoration or entertainment, while others are utilized for practical purposes like weather forecasting, medical treatment, military defense, or transportation. The features of a balloon, such as its low density and low cost, have led to a wide range of uses.

Michael Faraday devised the rubber balloon in 1824 while doing tests with various gases. They were created for usage in the lab by him.

Birthday celebrations, weddings, corporate activities, school events, and other joyful gatherings are all decorated with balloons. Artists who construct with round balloons are known as “stackers,” whereas those who create with pencil balloons are known as “twisters.” Due to the non-renewable natural resource of helium’s limited supply, balloon decorators have been shifting towards manufacturing air-filled balloon decorations. Arches, columns, centerpieces, balloon drops, sculptures, and balloon bouquets are the most prevalent types of balloon decor. The rise of the deco-twister presents itself as a combination of stacking and twisting techniques to create new and exciting balloon decor possibilities, owing to a growing aptitude for balloon twisting as well as balloon stacking.

At the LGBT pride parade in So Paulo, Brazil, decorative rainbow arches made of balloons were employed.

The majority of party balloons are manufactured from natural latex harvested from rubber trees, and they can be filled with a variety of gases and liquids. The volume may be adjusted based on the elasticity or capacity of the rubber.

Twisting balloons can make decor centerpieces for gatherings and give them a more unique look than foil balloons can.

A twisting balloon or a pencil balloon are frequently referred to as “party balloons.” These balloons construct various shapes and figures for parties and events, usually in conjunction with entertainment.

The balloon can be filled with air using your mouth, a manual or electronic inflator (such as a hand pump), or compressed gas. When rubber or plastic balloons are filled with helium to make them float, their buoyancy usually lasts only a day or two, if at all. This is because tiny pores in the latex, larger than the helium atoms, allow the trapped helium atoms to escape. Balloons that have been filled with air typically last much longer, sometimes up to a week.

 

Specifications

• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 3/4 x 1″
• Weight – 4.1 grams
• Hollow back
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included

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About the Product

Tests for  925 Sterling Silver

Buying quality silver alloys is important. The type of silver used will determine the longevity and beauty of your jewelry item. Today, there are many options for buying sterling silver beads and findings, from sterling silver chains to corrugated beads, curved tubes, round, oval, and many more. Here are some pointers on how to check the authenticity of the 925 Silver Beads and finding you might choose to use.

 

Magnet Test

The first test that you can use is the magnet test. Take a small magnet and bring it close to the sterling silver item. If the item does not stick to the magnet, it indicates that it contains some silver, confirming its authenticity. However, if the item sticks to the magnet, then this means that there is no silver present in it, and hence it is fake.

 

Acid Test

An acid test is a quick and easy way to determine if an item is made of sterling silver. Sterling silver should contain at least 92.5% pure silver and must be marked with the word “sterling” or “925” to indicate that it is genuine sterling silver. The acid test involves rubbing a drop of nitric acid on the surface of the metal and analyzing the color that appears. If it turns green, then the item has a higher copper content than sterling silver and thus is not real sterling silver. If it turns a milky white color, then it is likely real sterling silver. This method can be used to quickly determine if beads and findings are made from genuine sterling silver before making a purchase.

 

Rub Test

The rub test is important for buying sterling silver beads and findings. It’s a simple test that can quickly reveal whether your jewelry is made from real sterling silver. To do the rub test, simply rub the piece of jewelry in question against a soft cloth. If the jewelry leaves a black mark on the cloth, then it isn’t made of sterling silver – it’s likely made of some other metal alloy that has been plated with silver or coated with a patina to give it an appearance similar to sterling silver. However, if the jewelry leaves behind a gray/silver mark on the fabric, then you can be sure that your beads and findings are made of real sterling silver.

 

Ice Test

When it comes to purchasing sterling silver beads and findings, it’s important to ensure that you are getting a genuine piece. One way to do this is an ice test. This simple test involves rubbing a piece of ice over the metal surface of the bead or finding; if it’s genuine silver, the metal should remain cool to the touch even after several seconds have passed. If the metal warms up or turns dark, then you know that it isn’t pure sterling silver.

 

The ice test is a great way for buyers to check for authenticity before making a purchase, but keep in mind that other tests can also be used. A magnet test, acid testing, and x-ray fluorescence.

 

Conclusion

When it comes to buying sterling silver beads and findings, there are a few things to consider. First, decide what type of materials you want and how much you’re willing to spend. Then, look for reputable suppliers who offer quality products at reasonable prices. Consider whether or not the supplier offers discounts, free shipping, and other promotions. Do some research on the company’s return policy in case something isn’t right with your order. Finally, make sure you read all descriptions carefully to ensure that the product is exactly as described. With these tips in mind, shopping for sterling silver beads and findings should be easy!

Additional Information

How this Charm is Made

Lost wax casting is a time-honored craft that has been used for centuries by skilled artisans to create precise metal objects. Also known as “investment casting,” lost wax casting is the process of creating a detailed metal object from a wax model. This method can produce highly detailed results and has a wide variety of applications, from fine jewelry to aerospace components. For jewelry makers, lost wax casting helps create unique and eye-catching pieces without relying on expensive tools or equipment.

 

What Is the Process of Lost Wax Casting?

Lost wax casting is a process used to create metal parts with tight tolerances, thinner walls, and superior dimensional accuracy from 3D computer-aided design (CAD). The process begins with the selection of a die based on the desired part. Warm wax is then poured into the die to form the pattern for the part. The waxed pattern is dipped in a liquid ceramic slurry and coated with several layers of silica sand. After it dries, it’s placed in an oven to melt away the wax under extremely high temperatures, leaving an empty mold cavity. Lastly, molten metal such as bronze or stainless steel is poured into the cavity created by the melted wax, letting it cool and harden before being removed from its cast.

 

After casting, minimal finishing processes are required since lost wax casting offers a mechanical accuracy close to the desired finished component, reducing cost and production time. Lost wax casting also allows complex shapes and geometries with sharp details that are typically difficult or expensive to achieve using other processes, such as machined parts or injection molding. Its benefits also include allowing designers various options for surface finishes depending on their requirements while reducing costs associated with material procurement, as multiple materials can be cast within one mold at no extra cost.

 

Finishing and Polishing Silver Castings

The lost wax casting method produces silver castings that need to undergo a thorough finishing and polishing process to preserve their top-notch look. This process usually entails surface buffing, sanding, or burnishing to achieve a polished and seamless appearance.

Machine polishing is a crucial stage in the lost wax casting manufacturing process for crafting sterling silver products. This technique is utilized to refine and smooth sterling silver items to achieve a uniform, the glossy surface reflecting light and improving the piece’s aesthetics.

Step into the world of the lost wax casting of sterling silver pieces, where the burnishing process reigns supreme. Before the ultimate shine is achieved, the sterling silver piece must first undergo a magical transformation. With a combination of materials and tools, the burnishing process creates a flawless canvas, just waiting to be polished to perfection.

Shipping Policy

The domestic shipping charge is a flat rate of $4.25, no matter how many items you wish to purchase.

Priority mail is a flat rate of $8.25.

Canada shipping is a flat rate of $15.00.

International shipping is a flat rate of $17.00.

Items shipped via United States Postal Service with tracking.

Additional information

Xinar's Shipping Policy

The domestic shipping charge is a flat rate of $3.95, no matter how many items you wish to purchase.

Priority mail is a flat rate of $8.25.

Canada shipping is a flat rate of $15.00.

International shipping is a flat rate of $17.00.

Items shipped via United States Postal Service with tracking.