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  1. Thread: New tv show

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    New tv show

    Morning all. I’ve just received an email about a program being filmed by twenty-twenty tv for BBC2. They are looking for 8 talented jewellers,amateur and professional, to take part in a “jewellery...
  2. Thread: Christmas gift

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    Christmas gift

    I made this pendant as a Christmas gift for a young lady. The smaller top disc is etched and polished to a mirror finish and the larger bottom disc is frosted (new acquisition).
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  3. Thread: Reticulation

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    Thanks for the positive messages. I have done...

    Thanks for the positive messages. I have done this before but I think the thicker gauge silver works better (and less chance of making holes in it)��
  4. Thread: Adjustable ring

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    Interesting but I need something simpler.

    Interesting but I need something simpler.
  5. Thread: Reticulation

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    Reticulation

    Recently made this pendant. It is 25x25 mm Stirling Sheri 1.4 mm thick. Annealed and pickled 10 times then reticulated and polished. I’ve just made another which I am going to oxidise 12203
  6. Thread: Adjustable ring

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    Adjustable ring

    Morning all. Being of the older generation, I have friends who have trouble with rings. If the ring goes over the knuckle it is then too big around the base of the finger and I am looking to make...
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    Thanks for the input. I thought of suggesting...

    Thanks for the input. I thought of suggesting Argentium or fine silver but I think it may only delay the tarnish.
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    Thanks Dennis. I’ll tell her to experiment.

    Thanks Dennis. I’ll tell her to experiment.
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    Discoloured silver

    Hi everyone. A friend of mine has lots of silver jewellery and is wondering if her course of vitamin B12 is causing it to turn very dark in a short time. It does clean up but has anyone heard of this...
  10. Thread: G.n.c.c.e.

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    G.n.c.c.e.

    Info for anyone who’s interested. It is the annual Great Northern Contemporary Craft Exhibition in central Manchester this coming weekend 11th-13th October. Details online. Well worth a visit.
  11. Thread: Quiet forum

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    Yes it is different from seeing work on the...

    Yes it is different from seeing work on the internet and although I couldn’t afford to buy the lady in charge was happy to remove items from the cases for me to look at closer. I am hoping to make a...
  12. Thread: Quiet forum

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    Quiet forum

    After reading remark about the quiet forum I decided to stop lurking and start posting so here goes. I recently treated myself to an overnight visit to the Birmingham jewellery quarter. I booked a...
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    Thanks for that. I’ll do some research and maybe...

    Thanks for that. I’ll do some research and maybe treat myself.
    Kellz
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    Love this ring and as Dennis says you make it...

    Love this ring and as Dennis says you make it look so simple. I’m also intrigued on the device you use for holding the ring. Any info? Kellz
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    Thanks Dennis I’ll look it up

    Thanks Dennis I’ll look it up
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    Shawl pin (penanular?)

    Hello. After knitting my daughter a shawl I decided to make this pin as well. The circular part was originally a bangle made from 3mm round wire soldered and textured. I cut a section away and...
  17. Thread: Copper discs

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    You could try emailing pewtercraft.co.uk I know...

    You could try emailing pewtercraft.co.uk I know they do pewter discs that size and I know they do copper and brass sheet so they may cut the circles for you. Worth a try.
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    Went to the exhibition on Saturday and was not...

    Went to the exhibition on Saturday and was not disappointed. The work in all genres was excellent and as usual everyone was happy to chat and pass on tips and ideas. The day was surprisingly warm...
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    G.N.C.C.E Manchester

    Just a heads up for anyone who’s interested. The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Exhibition is on in Manchester from 11th - 14th October. Lots of beautiful work of all crafts and well worth a...
  20. Brazing hearth

    As requested.11611116121161111612
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brazing-Hearth-Deluxe-For-Home-Hobby-DIY-Silver-Gold-Soldering-Not-a-Forge-/271433881978
    You could probably make one yourself but I...
  21. I was going to use fire bricks to create a heat...

    I was going to use fire bricks to create a heat trap but splashed out on a purpose built brazing hearth. It cost me about £50 off eBay (stovecareandrepair) and you just screw the pieces together. I...
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    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I’ll keep...

    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I’ll keep practising as I’m hoping to achieve a scratch free finish.
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    Flush setting course

    Recently attended an excellent course for flush setting. My pendant was made from a front piece of 1mm silver sheet which was curved and soldered onto a .5mm flat back plate. The holes were drilled...
  24. Thread: A tight fit

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    I agree. The ring looks really good. As I have...

    I agree. The ring looks really good. As I have been experimenting with using these two metals together I am interested to know more about the electrical effect mentioned by Dennis. Forewarned is...
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    I’ve recently tried micro-mesh sheets from...

    I’ve recently tried micro-mesh sheets from Moleroda Finishing Products. I use regular for silver but they do sheets called micro-mesh mxd diamond for metal alloys, ceramics and stone. The grading...
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