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Those are nice Laurie, I was not able to see them earlier.
I swear all I saw was a picture of a monkey on your web page.
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Thankyou, Frank! The monkey is on my old viviti website which will be expiring in a few months. If you click on him, he'll take you to the monkey fists on my new site. Smile

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Back to color:

On a black close-up mat, I think RNTII's green (7/8" money) balls look great with my aluminum mini DA chop cup and I just got some yellow 1" stingers that look great with the "BAR" cup. Also, I think white looks great with copper cups!

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Your monkey fist balls look great! You should be proud.
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If perchance that was directed at me, I'll add another Thankyou! Smile

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I've got some new colours available now! See my "PUNCH of Colour Celebration" banner on the main page of the Café!

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I ordered three sets of Magicalaurie's monkey fist balls in yellow, and she threw in a sample of the "punch of colour celebration" ball, as well. This is a really nice ball that should work well on any dark background. It brings back memories of some of the more tasteful pastel tie-dyed clothing of the '60's.

I realize that it may be difficult for some of you to think of tie-dyed clothing as being tasteful, but if that doesn't work for you, think of some of the nicer-looking tie-dyed silks. I think Laurie has a winner on her hands.

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You have memories of the '60s?
Wow.
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I was more of an observer than a participator.

Someone had to drive. Smile
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Dave, I use a black close-up pad too. Therefore I have bought several different coloured crochets balls. I think that the red ones I used before didn't provide a good contrast with my pad (I don't tell any patter about vampires). Nowadays, I use white balls with my chop cup (and another green one) which is in aluminium. To use with my combo nickel plated set, I have turquoise blue (with silver metal) balls. I can use them with a cooper set too. The green sparkling balls - dragon scales (RnT2) are brilliant too and available with either cooper or grey-metallised cups.

I just have some colours-associated fears:
I think yellow and especially orange balls aren't giving a perfect contrast with copper cups.
I fear that my white balls become dirty and not so clean as they are now.
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If you allow your copper cups to patinize, yellow will work very well with them. Not only that, you will eliminate flashing by reflection, that is, people won't see reflections of things they shouldn't see.

Patinized cups can look very good. When they get to the point that you like, apply a little oil to the surface, allow it to set overnight, then wipe it off. The oil will stop the patinization from proceeding further, and will give the cups a bit of sheen.
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On 2011-05-07 12:57, Bill Palmer wrote:
If you allow your copper cups to patinize, yellow will work very well with them. Not only that, you will eliminate flashing by reflection, that is, people won't see reflections of things they shouldn't see.

Patinized cups can look very good. When they get to the point that you like, apply a little oil to the surface, allow it to set overnight, then wipe it off. The oil will stop the patinization from proceeding further, and will give the cups a bit of sheen.


Dear Mr Palmer,

Is there a particular type of oil?
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On 2011-05-06 19:40, cdmdu wrote:

I just have some colours-associated fears:
I think yellow and especially orange balls aren't giving a perfect contrast with copper cups.



Not really.

Click here to view attached image.
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I know that. But it's in my mind that these colours (it's just orange and some sort of yellow, not so flashy as those shown on the photo) don't fit with my copper cups (and strangely I don't like patina on my cup, so they always are shiny).
So, I don't use yellow or orange balls.
Certainly not the universal truth, but just my little one.
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This is, of course, a matter of personal taste. If you are going to use shiny cups, you need a color that will contrast with them, as well as with your close-up mat and your clothing.

@ Yin Howe -- almost any light, clear oil will do. Mineral oil would probably work well. If you play a brass instrument, the oil that is used on the slides of these instruments should do nicely.

Jojoba oil should work. I don't know if I would use corn oil. I wouldn't want my cups to smell like Doritos!
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On 2011-05-08 15:55, Bill Palmer wrote:

@ Yin Howe -- almost any light, clear oil will do. Mineral oil would probably work well. If you play a brass instrument, the oil that is used on the slides of these instruments should do nicely.

Jojoba oil should work. I don't know if I would use corn oil. I wouldn't want my cups to smell like Doritos!


unfortunately I dun play any instruments, so I have no knowlegde of the oils used on brass intruments.
Will baby oil work? (wow..i feel stupid typing this)
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If you would, please keep an eye on the What's Cooking? forum for Café members only specials on Magicalaurie's Monkey Fists thru May 31. Smile

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I've got some more new colours here now: http://magicalaurie.media.officelive.com/monkeyfists.aspx
My apologies if the page loads a little slowly- I'm working on changing the layout.

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On 2011-05-08 15:55, Bill Palmer wrote:

@ Yin Howe -- almost any light, clear oil will do. Mineral oil would probably work well. If you play a brass instrument, the oil that is used on the slides of these instruments should do nicely.

Jojoba oil should work. I don't know if I would use corn oil. I wouldn't want my cups to smell like Doritos!



unfortunately I dun play any instruments, so I have no knowlegde of the oils used on brass intruments.
Will baby oil work? (wow..i feel stupid typing this)


Very light machine oil should work. Rub it on, let it sit, wipe it off.
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A couple more new colours up tonight. Smile

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