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  1. Production of rings in different sizes

    Hi!

    Looking for advise regarding how I would go about producing multiple rings in different sizes from a ring I had cast and mold made a while back. The master model was made in sterling silver...
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    Hi Josef, thanks. What would be the best way of...

    Hi Josef, thanks. What would be the best way of warming the stone? That sounds like a good way to do it to ensure the stone isnt damaged during the casting process.
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    Casting Raw Stones in place

    Hi all,
    I am a massive fan of raw uncut gemstones, and have been using them in my jewellery for quite a while now. Mostly an organic claw set style. I would love to try setting some of my raw...
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    Selling your work

    I have my jewellery for sale in 5 different galleries/shops and an online shop. I did have 7 however one has closed and the other I took my jewellery out of due to the owner failing to tell me when I...
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    When a stone comes out...

    Hello!

    So this has only happened on a couple of occasions over the past 5 years...but......how do you deal with it when a customer comes back telling you the stone has fallen out? I have reset...
  6. Thread: Vogue??

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    Does seem like alot of money to spend on an...

    Does seem like alot of money to spend on an advertorial...that may or may not lead to anything. I take it that the people who tried it didn't reap many benefits as a result?

    Sent from my...
  7. Thread: Vogue??

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    Hi Aurarius, Yes exactly. It does seem to be...

    Hi Aurarius, Yes exactly. It does seem to be advertising at a cost to me. I'm just curious as to anyone who has been contacted by them also or actually advertised with them. I did a quick Google and...
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    Vogue??

    Hi all,

    I'm not sure what to make of this so thought I'd run it by you guys n gals. I have received emails from various magazines such as Red, Elle etc asking me to feature my jewellery in their...
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    Thanks Stacey and Dennis! I too find that thinner...

    Thanks Stacey and Dennis! I too find that thinner sheet is more comfortable for wide band rings and more elegant. But I was just a bit concerned perhaps it was a bit too fragile for everyday wear....
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    Ring Shank Thickness on Wide Band Ring

    Hello, I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding ring shank thickness for a wide band reticulated organic ring (attached). This was made using 0.8mm silver sheet. However I would prefer it to be...
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    Oxidising/Plating

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    Just wondering if anyone can advise me regarding plating and/or oxidising reticulated sterling silver pieces. I am wanting a blackened silver look, however oxidising with liver of sulfer...
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    Thanks everyone, that is all very helpful...

    Thanks everyone, that is all very helpful advise!! I'm going to make a bigger ring (she has gone with a different style now as she says that wide bands have never fitted her anyway!!), and just get...
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    The customer told me her size and because it's a...

    The customer told me her size and because it's a wide band I made it a size bigger. It's a spinning ring so I was only able to resize it up another half size after that. It still didn't fit second...
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    That's probably a fair way of doing thing enigma,...

    That's probably a fair way of doing thing enigma, iv charged her for materials, and hallmarking and a little for extra work....It amounts to 48 for a set of three sterling silver stacking rings...
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    When a customers ring doesn't fit???

    Hi!,
    I have just made a custom wide band ring for a customer, who paid in full....The ring was made according to her requirements and size (a size bigger than her regular ring size). Unfortunately...
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    Hi Lydia....its a 5mm...think I might have...

    Hi Lydia....its a 5mm...think I might have actually managed to do it....but if all goes wrong, then I will bezel set!
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    Thats a good question! I was very nearly going to...

    Thats a good question! I was very nearly going to give up and bezel set....BUT I was very determined to finally crack the tube set cab.....being the very stubborn person that I am!!
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    Tube setting with Cabs

    Hey everyone!

    Im currently working on a ring, and tube setting a rose cut moonstone cabachon. I've always found it more difficult to tube set a cab than a faceted gemstone....and usually avoid it....
  19. Thread: Sales

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    Thanks Dennis...I have been lurking around the...

    Thanks Dennis...I have been lurking around the forum but very busy so no posts! And yes taking my stock out of the gallery us my gut feeling....
  20. Thread: Sales

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    Sales

    Hi everyone,
    Just curious...For those who sell in galleries, how many galleries do you stock and what are your average sales per month? I stock 6 I stock 6 galleries. One in particular used to have...
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    Happy to say my sievert is back in action...

    Happy to say my sievert is back in action again....will keep checking before every use that each joint is tightly attached. Thanks Nick, I may look at getting a smiths little torch in future, I have...
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    Is there another torch anyone would recommend...

    Is there another torch anyone would recommend that doesn't have this problem?
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    Sievert Blow Torch

    Hello everyone!

    I got a sievert torch about a year ago, and initially had some problems with it bursting into flames where the nozzle attaches. I sent it back to the company I bought it from to...
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    Interlocking Bangle...Help!!

    Hi everyone!
    I've been asked by a past client if I could make her a bangle with her children's birthstones. The bangle is based on stacking bangles I made recently, which she saw.....only she also...
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    Oh that is frustrating! Is the gallery close by?...

    Oh that is frustrating! Is the gallery close by? I have my work in two local (ish) galleries, and 4 not local at all. It would really entail posting jewellery back and forward to have it polished...
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