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    Once I've got a ring size from a measuring tool,...

    Once I've got a ring size from a measuring tool, either a set of round ring gauges or one of those little measuring things that looks like a belt I pop the size and the dimensions of the wire into...
  2. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    That's good to read, glad your new bottle sorted...

    That's good to read, glad your new bottle sorted the problem out
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    Can't comment on tank plating as I only use a pen...

    Can't comment on tank plating as I only use a pen plater - which is very thin, but have never noticed blotchy results. I just clean my metal with hot soapy water and a scrubbie and have had...
  4. Thread: Neck manaquin

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    I've got a polystyrene display torso that is...

    I've got a polystyrene display torso that is occasionally useful for this - but not entirely as it's not quite large enough. It give me an idea of how something will look but it's still pretty much a...
  5. Thread: New Year

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    Happy New Year to you Kellz, and everyone else...

    Happy New Year to you Kellz, and everyone else too x
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    Thanks both, I'm just after sympathy really. ...

    Thanks both, I'm just after sympathy really.

    There has been a good side to this though, I've been able to spend an hour here or there looking at stuff online - working out what I like to look at.
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    I usually bash ear wires with a rawhide hammer,...

    I usually bash ear wires with a rawhide hammer, sometimes with a planishing hammer if I want them to look different as well as be hardened.

    But, given enough stress/pressure ear wires will bend.
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    Well that sounds magnificent, now you have to do...

    Well that sounds magnificent, now you have to do a show and tell.
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    Best laid plans...

    As well as looking forward to time off work for the holiday season I was hoping to start playing with some designs as I find that once I finish work for the day and I've wrangled the evening meal and...
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    It's always interesting to see how others...

    It's always interesting to see how others fabricate so I too look forward to seeing and reading. I think I made a pendant a couple of years ago where I went through the stages of what I did to prong...
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    Hope they find you some meds that work without...

    Hope they find you some meds that work without making you feel too spaced out.
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    Season's Greetings all, hope everyone has a...

    Season's Greetings all, hope everyone has a thoroughly pleasant time whatever you choose to do! Deb x
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    Must be very difficult out there at the moment....

    Must be very difficult out there at the moment. As usual here in the UK it's chilly and a bit wet so I'd gladly send some over if I could.

    My ex/the kids dad is visiting Sydney over Christmas and...
  14. Thread: Opinions

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    I look forward to seeing the finished item.

    I look forward to seeing the finished item.
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    Never seems to have the right colour for copper...

    Never seems to have the right colour for copper in stock though unfortunately.
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    Can't disagree that there's lots listed, just...

    Can't disagree that there's lots listed, just that most of them of the correct colour are in the US and will incur postage charges that whack the price up. But as I recall I think the ones I bought...
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    Very nice, when I used to make copper earrings I...

    Very nice, when I used to make copper earrings I used to use niobium ear wires (pre-made) in a coppery shade - less jarring than silver to the eye and without the need to additional patina that would...
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    Lovely work as always Dennis, really beautifully...

    Lovely work as always Dennis, really beautifully done.
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    Noted! :D Thank you :o

    Noted! :D



    Thank you :o
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    Absolutely, I make things in order to scratch my...

    Absolutely, I make things in order to scratch my creative itch (which sounds like it needs treatment!) and selling a little means I can keep investing in materials. A friend asked me yesterday why I...
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    That's a lovely piece, really nicely made, I'm...

    That's a lovely piece, really nicely made, I'm sure it'll be much appreciated!
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    Thanks Dennis, yes I'd normally use a paintbrush...

    Thanks Dennis, yes I'd normally use a paintbrush to add the LoS so as not to get the patina behind it but didn't today. No matter, it's a tiny little thing and I'll wear it myself.

    I do sell a few...
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    I'd only tell you lot! ;)

    I'd only tell you lot! ;)
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    Playing with scrap

    Yesterday I spent the day playing with scrap, Keum Boo and used patina on a couple of pieces. Sadly the little amethyst I used in the smallest piece got a bit lost when I added liver of sulphur...
  25. Thread: Reticulation

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    That's a lovely piece, very nicely done.

    That's a lovely piece, very nicely done.
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