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    If it’s a bezel cup and not a tube have you...

    If it’s a bezel cup and not a tube have you remembered to include the base plate of the setting in your measurements?
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    All I can think of is it looks quite...

    All I can think of is it looks quite uncomfortable to wear and if pearls surely impractical as a ring
  3. Thread: solder

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    Usually just buy from Cookson as the auflux is...

    Usually just buy from Cookson as the auflux is regarded as hazardous and would require a courier but if it’s part of an order it’s all just included together free. It may be cheaper elsewhere but I...
  4. Thread: hello

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    Hope you also have an interest in making...

    Hope you also have an interest in making jewellery otherwise …….?
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    Even though my Dustmaster has extraction I’ve...

    Even though my Dustmaster has extraction I’ve always worn a mask or scarf and a scarf round my head. We were a bonnie lot at ECA. Don’t use rouge so much now so not the usual red layer. Grinding I...
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    [QUOTE=Dennis;114362]There are two aspects of...

    [QUOTE=Dennis;114362]There are two aspects of jewellery making:
    Technical proficiency, and design. Unfortunately they are not always found in the same tutor.
    Gain only the first, and you will...
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    We don’t pay for our further education in...

    We don’t pay for our further education in Scotland otherwise many of us wouldn’t have been at Art School
  8. Thread: Jubilee hallmark

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    I’ve noticed that many are unhappy with this and...

    I’ve noticed that many are unhappy with this and are writing to ask them to change their minds as it’s felt this is the Jubilee year and should have continued. I suppose they would now get an...
  9. Are you legally obliged to mark it at all in the...

    Are you legally obliged to mark it at all in the US or is it just for your own satisfaction as a show of quality
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    From a personal point of view I would agree that...

    From a personal point of view I would agree that tuition and learning bench skills would be really valuable to you. I did a 4 year course over 40 years ago but you never stop learning new skills...
  11. Thread: Silver Prices

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    Here too but I haven’t bought since April and it...

    Here too but I haven’t bought since April and it was bad enough then!
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    If you look at their website list of distributors...

    If you look at their website list of distributors there seems to be a few in Europe and some very random places in the U.K.
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    Had to look them up! I see they are a U.S....

    Had to look them up!
    I see they are a U.S. company and their distributors seem mainly US and Canada. There is one in Germany, maybe try them.
    My husband buys his from WG Ball but they only...
  14. Washing soda isn’t caustic soda. You can buy soda...

    Washing soda isn’t caustic soda. You can buy soda crystals in any detergent aisle in a supermarket or local shop
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    I’d opt for the latter option to be completely...

    I’d opt for the latter option to be completely safe
  16. It’s reply with quote if you want to answer...

    It’s reply with quote if you want to answer something specific.
    My husband took up glass enamels with a kiln. He’s done a couple of pieces for me but it didn’t turn out as I expected or wanted as...
  17. I’ve always wondered about Efcolor as it only...

    I’ve always wondered about Efcolor as it only gets fired in a household oven. I wonder if it’s long lasting for jewellery
  18. That looks perfect

    That looks perfect
  19. Hi Scotview, welcome to the forum That’s a lot...

    Hi Scotview, welcome to the forum
    That’s a lot of detail in a small piece and seems to have worked well. Usually enlarged photos show up all the flaws! Wondering how you managed to post a pic on...
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    Polishing regularly is not something a woman...

    Polishing regularly is not something a woman wants to do with a ring in daily use. If she’s happy for it to go black then that’s her choice. Don’t you dare use your gold for someone outside the...
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    The copper will tarnish with products. Have you...

    The copper will tarnish with products. Have you looked to see if you can get a gold bead with only one drill hole or if 2 solder a silver wire through and make it a decorative feature. Just thinking...
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    That’s what I was about to say but you’d need to...

    That’s what I was about to say but you’d need to warn her that on a ring the plating will wear probably quite quickly if it’s worn all the time
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    We inherited my German mother in laws silver...

    We inherited my German mother in laws silver spoons.Although they didn’t say German silver they were definitely just plated .
    It made me check the 2 serving spoons we use daily but they are marked...
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    My husband who works with copper has only found...

    My husband who works with copper has only found the flaking occurs in the cooling out of the kiln not when firing
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    Also if you remember to turn off the tank it will...

    Also if you remember to turn off the tank it will Go out if that’s the problem.
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