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  • Madge's Avatar
    08-01-2021, 09:26 PM
    Hi all =) Hope you are keeping safe out there. I'm hoping someone with more experience than I can help with a job I have! I have been given a...
    18 replies | 337 view(s)
  • dreamer's Avatar
    04-01-2021, 10:37 PM
    Hello :) first post here and so happy to have found this forum. Iím a very new beginner and yet to take any classes, but Iíve been practicing some...
    15 replies | 274 view(s)
  • Caro's Avatar
    17-01-2021, 05:16 PM
    Arrgh - my Dremel just died on me. To be fair it was not ideal but it did to be going on with until I could justify buying something better. However...
    13 replies | 213 view(s)
  • LightandJoy's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 12:07 AM
    Hi All Gem and Jewelry lovers. Thank you for being here on this forum! We are starting a new jewelry brand, based on ethical material sourcing and...
    11 replies | 368 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    02-01-2021, 02:11 PM
    As I am doing more and more polishing, cutting, soldering, I feel I should get some protection from dust and fumes. I canít fit an extractor...
    11 replies | 372 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 02:13 PM
    I remember seeing a very simple gizmo for making sure one piece wonít move on another when soldering. It was a short bar of metal with a bent arm...
    11 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Sheen's Avatar
    26-12-2020, 11:41 AM
    Hi, have recently been looking into wax carving. it's not that easy to find the right information to get started. but i thought i would post what...
    8 replies | 549 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    30-12-2020, 10:26 AM
    Ruedeleglise started a thread Scrap in The Lounge
    I am developing quite an amount of scraps of sterling silver. How do you recycle and with whom please? I donít have any rolling or melting equipment...
    6 replies | 323 view(s)
  • Caro's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 08:21 PM
    Caro started a thread Hello in Say Hello
    Just thought I'd say hello I'm pretty new to this and my booked silversmithing course has fallen foul of the new lockdown so I'm going to be...
    7 replies | 210 view(s)
  • TATS's Avatar
    27-12-2020, 12:13 AM
    TATS started a thread Saying "Hello" again in Say Hello
    Hi Been here before then got distracted with work and now I am looking to pick up where I left off, as a total and utter beginner. Would like to...
    6 replies | 378 view(s)
  • Allan's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 07:48 AM
    Hi - I couldn't find any threads on this topic here. Hope I haven't missed something. Now that it's 2021 and 'actual Brexit' has happened, is...
    9 replies | 167 view(s)
  • Ankolosova's Avatar
    04-01-2021, 11:54 PM
    Good day. in those troubled times I am looking for a gemmologist to give opinion on several brown diamonds I have in my hands. I have tested them...
    7 replies | 225 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    18-01-2021, 11:28 AM
    Dennis started a thread Two For One in Show & Tell!
    As this has been the season for Christmas gifts, I was asked for one of my edible necklaces. Well, not really edible, but they have a marshmallow...
    7 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    30-12-2020, 10:13 AM
    Many of us have no doubt bought new tools and gizmos in Ď20. Some a great success and others just disappearing into that box under the workbench! How...
    6 replies | 216 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    16-01-2021, 05:28 PM
    What is this? I tried to alter one piece and it just collapsed to a few bits of silvery blobs and the rest burnt! Sent from my iPad using...
    6 replies | 164 view(s)
  • julie.fr's Avatar
    13-01-2021, 03:26 PM
    I want to get some separate different size silver balls for decorating a bezel as I'm just starting out and have done plain stuff but want to make...
    5 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    23-12-2020, 07:04 PM
    Ruedeleglise started a thread Shot! in Question Time
    I have just bought an Evans Gold pro max from cooksons which included the polishing compound and a bag of shot. I was surprised that unlike my other...
    4 replies | 384 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    13-01-2021, 10:03 AM
    Hello all. Hope you are all keeping safe and well. I am looking for instructions and/or diagrams as to how to make a flat catch for a bangle. I am...
    6 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Thinkcrafts's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Hi everyone, i am very new here and also to the whole metal works world. Can anyone please suggest where i can buy some very thin sterling silver...
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Daftie's Avatar
    11-01-2021, 08:42 PM
    Daftie started a thread Hello in Say Hello
    Hello, This is my first attempt at posting. I have been making jewellery since I was 9 years old but only started silversmithing as a...
    6 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Mrehs's Avatar
    05-01-2021, 12:07 PM
    Hello, I would like to share a piece I found and restored back to life. It is a 14K gold Nugget pendant metal detecting. The loop apparently broke...
    4 replies | 239 view(s)
  • Anny.mll89's Avatar
    09-01-2021, 02:21 PM
    Hello everyone! hope are doing great! so like the tittle of the post says, is it possible to work harden any wire gauge? I mean really thin ones and...
    5 replies | 173 view(s)
  • Karen's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 02:43 PM
    I've checked the online offerings and I am more confused than ever. Does anyone know the HS codes for the following- Solid silver ring Solid...
    4 replies | 227 view(s)
  • patni's Avatar
    19-01-2021, 06:16 PM
    Hello everyone. I have just made a video on pearl setting in a gold ring Would love if you could watch and give your feedback on it. Maybe...
    3 replies | 102 view(s)
  • patni's Avatar
    26-12-2020, 05:44 PM
    So here is a video on calculations from 995 to 999. Please do watch it. There are some people comentin that the calculations shown in the video...
    3 replies | 299 view(s)
  • Colart's Avatar
    20-01-2021, 08:37 PM
    I recently bought a metal clay starter kit and it has 2 blocks of Reusable moulding compound how do I use this do I need to heat it up and then use...
    4 replies | 93 view(s)
  • dksilver's Avatar
    08-01-2021, 08:10 PM
    dksilver started a thread Cable wire in Question Time
    HI I have used 0.8mm cable wire to make a necklace and bracelet with lots of tiny silver beads. the cable wire is flexible enough but I began to...
    3 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Gina777777's Avatar
    31-12-2020, 05:08 PM
    Hello all. Happy New Year. I am trying to make 20ct 833 rose gold alloy, mixing 83.3% Pure Gold and 16.67% of Silver+copper. I just wanna do...
    2 replies | 148 view(s)
  • TATS's Avatar
    09-01-2021, 03:26 PM
    I have decided to have a go at soldering today and being the tender age of 48 have never really soldered anything so I jave set up my work station by...
    3 replies | 107 view(s)
  • Flipflop13's Avatar
    14-01-2021, 09:30 AM
    Flipflop13 started a thread 1mm shot in Question Time
    Hi all, by accident ive purchased 1mm shot for tumbler, normally i used mixed. It seems so small has anyone used this on rings and earring that could...
    2 replies | 95 view(s)
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