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  • AntEm's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 08:50 AM
    AntEm started a thread Hi all! in Say Hello
    Hi all, Just an introduction, we are Tony and Emma (AntEm) and are a husband and wife team from the UK (West Midlands) who have just started on our...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 08:22 AM
    Ruedeleglise started a thread Failures! in Show & Tell!
    Something we don’t often read about! Possibly don’t want to admit! I spent the whole day making a pendant with a large Tigers eye cab set in a...
    5 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Billieellen's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 02:53 PM
    Hi, I make cabachon rings etc and I use fine silver (.999) bezel strip soldered onto sterling silver (.925) back plate, how would this be...
    3 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Razzle Dazzle's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 08:08 AM
    Hi everyone I splashed out and got myself a barrel tumbler and it has been worth its weight in gold (excuse the pun). It works a treat but I...
    2 replies | 89 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    01-07-2022, 11:38 AM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Failures! in Show & Tell!
    Made this yesterday, but my wife thinks it is a bit of a drip! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    5 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    01-07-2022, 11:30 AM
    Dennis replied to a thread Failures! in Show & Tell!
    I did make this spider necklace once, but it didn't catch on.
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  • nicks creative stuff's Avatar
    30-06-2022, 10:16 PM
    Nice one David just figured out how to translate this, glad I don’t have to figure out imperial measurements even with a translate/convert button …...
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  • Petal's Avatar
    30-06-2022, 05:56 PM
    Petal replied to a thread Failures! in Show & Tell!
    Failure is a good thing; you learn from it and it forces you to re-think ideas/designs and can often send you in different directions you never...
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  • CJ57's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 03:14 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Failures! in Show & Tell!
    I have come to learn that I go with the flow or amend my process and on occasion just give up. I’m trying to retro sort a big labradorite necklace...
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  • china's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 02:38 PM
    china replied to a thread Failures! in Show & Tell!
    Does not apply to me because I never makes mistakes (HA! HA!).
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  • DaveSmith's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 02:04 PM
    You know Dennis, I always used to drill all the way through and then test from behind and then I completely forgot! How bizarre. Funny how easy to...
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 10:56 AM
    Yes, you can look after carbon steel shot by spreading it out to dry after use, but it is a big hassle. If funds are available, then get the...
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  • josef1's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 09:52 AM
    You can get stainless steel shot that stops this. If you put coca cola in it and spin it will clean them up. I always remove and dry. I change the...
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  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 08:10 AM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Hi in Say Hello
    Ha,ha…yes! I have a number of tools recommended by Dennis from ring bending pliers to fine diamond files to eveflex polishing sets, to………you name...
    6 replies | 288 view(s)
  • Razzle Dazzle's Avatar
    29-06-2022, 08:02 AM
    Razzle Dazzle replied to a thread Hi all! in Say Hello
    Hi AntEm :~: I'm new to silversmithing too and had a whole bunch of questions. No question ever went unanswered (I am going to post another one...
    5 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    28-06-2022, 06:04 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Revert to imperial in The Lounge
    Nick….je suis d’accord avec vous……. Hint my « nom de plume » is Ruedeleglise!!!!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    9 replies | 318 view(s)
  • Ruedeleglise's Avatar
    28-06-2022, 05:59 PM
    Ruedeleglise replied to a thread Hi all! in Say Hello
    Yes welcome. I am in the same boat as you but have been doing it possibly for a longer time than you and have therefore had more problems….I can...
    5 replies | 132 view(s)
  • josef1's Avatar
    28-06-2022, 06:32 AM
    josef1 replied to a thread Hallmarking help in Question Time
    It also depends on the weight if its below 7.78 grams it can be marked 925 or 999 by yourself, You still can have it hallmarked below 7.78 grams and...
    3 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Petal's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 08:04 PM
    Petal replied to a thread Hi all! in Say Hello
    Hi Tony and Emma, Welcome from me too - another member from the 'middle'. Its a friendly place and you'll learn loads from the other talented...
    5 replies | 132 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 03:16 PM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Hallmarking help in Question Time
    Hi Billieellen. It’ll be marked as 925 being the predominant metal Sorry Peter there was no reply when I started typing
    3 replies | 104 view(s)
  • ps_bond's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 03:15 PM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Hallmarking help in Question Time
    Lowest purity - 925.
    3 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 10:41 AM
    Hi Dave and welcome to the forum. If you keep looking at videos, and practising with cheap materials, it will suddenly come to you and save you £££....
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 10:15 AM
    Dennis replied to a thread Hi all! in Say Hello
    Hi Tony and Emma, and welcome to the forum. Dennis
    5 replies | 132 view(s)
  • CJ57's Avatar
    27-06-2022, 09:44 AM
    CJ57 replied to a thread Hi all! in Say Hello
    Hi Tony & Emma welcome to the forum. Not many of us participating these days but always happy to help with specific questions. Not sure we do much...
    5 replies | 132 view(s)
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