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    Get Out the Bangle Sizer.

    When I showed The Whole Caboodle in the liquorice colours last month, I missed out a bracelet, cuff, or bangle. So it was ‘get out the bangle sizer’.

    That was easier said than done, because it...
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    Best not to forget that all you buy will attract...

    Best not to forget that all you buy will attract duty, and possibly a handling fee, so keep to essentials. Dennis.
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    If you want it in English, it's...

    If you want it in English, it's
    https://www.goldschmiedebedarf.de/index.php?language=en
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    Hi Jules, the sterling scrolls available in UK...

    Hi Jules, the sterling scrolls available in UK are ether pathetically small, or so large as to be gross. As a result, over the years I have imported some from Fischer in Germany, together with their...
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    Yes, but by using Argentium solder (suggest...

    Yes, but by using Argentium solder (suggest easy), the sterling will be a little bit further away from your piercing.

    Note also, the Argentium post will be fragile while hot and needs to be air...
  6. Spam souvlaki is pretty nasty.

    Spam souvlaki is pretty nasty.
  7. 1. Christina: Hello, I wish you good creations....

    1. Christina: Hello, I wish you good creations. (She doesn't come from here, does she?)

    2. Ruedeleglise: Welcome. use a translator as I do not speak Greek in this forum.

    Is there a Greek word...
  8. It's all Greek to me. Some English lessons for...

    It's all Greek to me. Some English lessons for Christina would be helpful. Dennis.
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    Make the basic ring to size, allowing a little...

    Make the basic ring to size, allowing a little extra width.
    Make three additional rings to fit the base ring snugly and solder in place one at a time. The excess width of the base gives you a ledge...
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    You can also print the image onto PnP, using a...

    You can also print the image onto PnP, using a laser printer, and transfer it onto silver sheet as a resist for etching. Dennis.
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    Have a look at www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk ...

    Have a look at www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk Dennis.
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    Well check the sizing before you proceed. Dennis.

    Well check the sizing before you proceed. Dennis.
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    Hello nightone, and welcome to the forum. You...

    Hello nightone, and welcome to the forum.
    You don't say what your ring is for, but if it is for daily use, then aim to make it as strong as possible.
    The various 9ct golds are approximately equal...
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    If silver turns copper coloured in pickle...

    If silver turns copper coloured in pickle solution, it is usually as a result of contamination with iron in the pickle, or using steel tweezers, or wire.
    That said, true granulation works better...
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    You can also melt snips of jewellery grade hard...

    You can also melt snips of jewellery grade hard silver solder directly into a well defined depression in brass. Then pickle, sand back and polish.
    You will get a good sterling colour and as much...
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    When molten metal cools, it becomes crystalline. ...

    When molten metal cools, it becomes crystalline.
    Try gently and persistently hammering a freshly poured ingot. Then re-anneal and roll twice, re-anneal and hammer etc. It should gradually respond...
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    Hello namangarg and welcome to the forum....

    Hello namangarg and welcome to the forum.
    Depending on your age and free time, and location, you can learn jewellery making at a college, as an apprentice, or simply by starting small and learning...
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    You will be famous now Sheena, you'll be a...

    You will be famous now Sheena, you'll be a sponsor.
    That means you can send in other peoples work too, at your peril of course.
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    Well they work, but won't drill as accurately as...

    Well they work, but won't drill as accurately as drill bits. In your place I would not rest until the problem was resolved.
    It really looks as if even new drill bits are unable to penetrate your...
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    No, that's actually how to do it Yvonne, but here...

    No, that's actually how to do it Yvonne, but here are some random observations:

    You will need a surprising amount of heat to solder leaves and stems onto silver sheet for a bangle, so use a large...
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    One more observation from me: Disks offer an...

    One more observation from me:
    Disks offer an easy option as a base for earrings, pendents and more.
    However in no time you might realise that a range based on disks can be too commonplace, and you...
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    You have already experienced Cousins customer...

    You have already experienced Cousins customer service, and they will not take items back if you don't like them.
    It looks good value, but if it cuts ragged disks, or the cutters stick you will...
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    When bending from flat, always bend the ends...

    When bending from flat, always bend the ends first.
    A ring bending tool makes this much easier, bu you need a narrow strip of leather on the outside of the metal to protect it from tool marks....
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    Look forward to seeing your work then. Dennis.

    Look forward to seeing your work then. Dennis.
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    Unless the wood is very hard, I would use well...

    Unless the wood is very hard, I would use well fitting tube rivets with heads or domes already soldered on.

    The heads can be made from slices of thick wire of your choice, domed, or flat.
    Then I...
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