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    Print it onto acetate sheets intended for...

    Print it onto acetate sheets intended for overhead projectors, or onto PnP sheets (better for delicate lines), then transfer it by ironing it on with a domestic iron at less than full heat,...
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    At its most basic, it's really simple to make a...

    At its most basic, it's really simple to make a hook out of doubled up wire and a rectangular eye to match. The hook would partly hide behind the last unit (The opening next to the skin) so that it...
  3. Thread: Glueing pearls

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    Yes, pearls need a little cup behind (a domed...

    Yes, pearls need a little cup behind (a domed disk) and if possible a spike to mount them on. So you need to half drill the pearl. It's no big deal, because ordinary steel drills will easily do the...
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    Hard to advise you. Second hand rolling mills...

    Hard to advise you.
    Second hand rolling mills can be on sale for health or retirement reasons and be a good bargain, or a real turkey if the rollers are pitted or rusty, or seriously mis-alighned....
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    Jim, solder is not meant to dissolve in pickle,...

    Jim, solder is not meant to dissolve in pickle, so I think you mean flux, which can form a hard glaze, particularly if you use a very thick mix..
    It will come of if you heat your pickle til it...
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    Hi Anna, There are stone setting courses in...

    Hi Anna,
    There are stone setting courses in abundance here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=London+Jewellery+school+stone+setting.
    Also, Morley usually has one in their summer...
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    Ah, but there is a solution: Use longish...

    Ah, but there is a solution:

    Use longish wires. If only using four prongs, make a cross and solder it. If you need more, add them now, equally spaced.

    Next bend all the wires down into a wigwam...
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    Get a Lortone and say goodbye to nuisance...

    Get a Lortone and say goodbye to nuisance problems. It has a double lid, which seals reliably.
    Creative glass have them in the UK. They also have the finest shot to minimise pinpricks due to the...
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    This is technique taken up by aficionados of...

    This is technique taken up by aficionados of metal clays, where the stones can be secured in the clay before firing using clear and coloured man made stones.

    The idea can be applied to a technique...
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    Not many members have a magnetic tumbler Sheena,...

    Not many members have a magnetic tumbler Sheena, but those who have written about them were pleased not to see the pitting due to the needles which you get in a rotary tumbler.

    I have never tried...
  11. I have a soft spot for Cookson, not only because...

    I have a soft spot for Cookson, not only because they have given us this forum, but once you know their quirks, they generally serve us well.
    The story of the clasp is a definite minus and you have...
  12. Thread: Adjustable ring

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    Yes that would fit the bill, but you will deduce...

    Yes that would fit the bill, but you will deduce by the flashes, that a welder was being used. You would find it difficult to control solder in that situation. And certainly have to restrict the flow...
  13. Thread: Reticulation

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    Its a mountain range seen from space. Very...

    Its a mountain range seen from space. Very successful. Dennis.
  14. Thread: Re tempering

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    Thanks for coming back to us. Regards, Dennis.

    Thanks for coming back to us. Regards, Dennis.
  15. Well TM19, it rather depends on what you mean by...

    Well TM19, it rather depends on what you mean by some silver. Some silver what?
    The answer can range from having it plated, running a frosting wheel over it, tumbling with abrasive media, or simply...
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    Large items neee a jewellers polishing lathe,...

    Large items neee a jewellers polishing lathe, preferably with a hood and dust extraction.

    For smaller items a flex shaft or micromotor with tools for the handpiece. At a pinch the Dremel with...
  17. Many of us avoid medium silver solder, as it does...

    Many of us avoid medium silver solder, as it does not flow well, so its hard or easy for us.

    We also tend to use Auflux/Auroflux, as it is quick and easy to apply, but borax is fine. Paint the...
  18. Crosses can be made every which way, using round...

    Crosses can be made every which way, using round wire, square wire, rectangular wire, or sheet. The important thing is to have a design in mind.
    If wanting to straightedge wire, you anneal it, clamp...
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    Peter has given you the formula, but as he says,...

    Peter has given you the formula, but as he says, wider rings feel increasingly tighter, so Its best to use the centre line of your ring when comparing with the sizer.

    Silver is not that expensive,...
  20. Thread: Hi!

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    Welcome James. Do show us your rings. Dennis.

    Welcome James. Do show us your rings. Dennis.
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    To be fair, Jeff Harman has a commercial interest...

    To be fair, Jeff Harman has a commercial interest in promoting Herman's Simply Clean and rubbishing the opposition. He also talks at length about unintentional removal of patinas.

    I am lucky that...
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    Probably, but can't be sure as there are amber...

    Probably, but can't be sure as there are amber substitutes too.
    Why not use a hand hot detergent solution and an artists paint brush? Of course this will do nothing for tarnished silver, but a quick...
  23. Thread: Re tempering

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    Don't hurt your back. Dennis.

    Don't hurt your back. Dennis.
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    Yes, as Peter suggests, grasp the pin near the...

    Yes, as Peter suggests, grasp the pin near the joint with narrow pliers and then with second pair of pliers, give the pin a quarter turn every four mm or so about its long axis. Done carefully, the...
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    I agree with the above on both counts: 1.As...

    I agree with the above on both counts:

    1.As this is an open forum, your email address can attract unwanted messages, so I should ask our moderator to remove it, and remove it from your signature....
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