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    Use your tweezers to flip them over (as soon as...

    Use your tweezers to flip them over (as soon as the curling starts) :)
    It's because with torch firing (and sometimes hob firing) the heat can be uneven
    and cause uneven scintering which pulls the...
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    Great threads Dennis (I have burr storage case...

    Great threads Dennis (I have burr storage case envy now ;))
    Nic x
  3. I use the rubberflex burrs on a pendant motor...

    I use the rubberflex burrs on a pendant motor (but they work fine in a dremel too)
    nic xx
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    Firstly you shouldn't really be firing sterling...

    Firstly you shouldn't really be firing sterling silver in with the silver clay...
    The 850 temp needed for strength combined with the length of time for proper firing weakens the sterling structure...
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    Thanks Dennis! Now I have to buy a collet block...

    Thanks Dennis!
    Now I have to buy a collet block #-o lol
    Beautiful pieces (as always) have you a pic with that last stone set?
    Looks gorgeous :Y:
    Nic x
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    Beautiful - I love close weave work, how long did...

    Beautiful - I love close weave work, how long did it take? :)
  7. Metal clay really isnt the best medium for clasps...

    Metal clay really isnt the best medium for clasps - having said that Kate McKinnon did a book on
    Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry (USA published) and that would be the perfect starting point
    Nicola x
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    Start with something simple like one layer on top...

    Start with something simple like one layer on top of the other. The main point with a beginners course is to learn the techniques
    (just like a beginners jewellery or soldering course ;))
    The...
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    I had a great time at the Spring Fair but mainly...

    I had a great time at the Spring Fair but mainly as I was introducing the new owner of my shop to all the current suppliers ;)
    My friend Louise has bought my shop so another month in Deeping before...
  10. Some resins will discolour in sunlight too ~ it's...

    Some resins will discolour in sunlight too ~ it's not even always the silver reacting with the resin. :(
    Would it be possible to use enamel on your piece instead?
    If you haven't got a kiln you...
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    Hi Denise Welcome to the forum :) I think...

    Hi Denise
    Welcome to the forum :)
    I think http://reactivemetals.com/ in the USA sell the sort of Titanium you're looking for
    nic x
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    Both are beautiful Dennis The double ring is...

    Both are beautiful Dennis
    The double ring is very classy & elegantly designed (as always)
    Nic xx
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    Sorry Surfergirl it is currently turned off

    Sorry Surfergirl it is currently turned off
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    With fingerprints it's a little different as you...

    With fingerprints it's a little different as you can't leave them as long as you'd leave an ordinary
    silver clay piece (or the shot will start flattening the print). I use it just to start the...
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    I love seeing all the planning too - great work...

    I love seeing all the planning too - great work Dennis & I'm sure
    the original was inspiration only ;)
    nic xx
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    Dennis You never cease to amaze me I adore your...

    Dennis
    You never cease to amaze me I adore your gift shop
    http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/members/dennis-albums-gift-shop.html
    especially the book end - (so fun!) were the main materials brass &...
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    If it's flat enamel you could try thermal...

    If it's flat enamel you could try thermal shock....
    Heat the piece red hot then quickly drop into a steel pot filled with iced water
    if that doesn't work then some folks have found that using cream...
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    If you solder them on make sure the area you're...

    If you solder them on make sure the area you're soldering is well burnished
    as the metal clay is more porus than sheet metal.
    Here's a vid of me soldering sterling cufflink findings onto a silver...
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    Dennis As usual your pieces inspire the soul and...

    Dennis
    As usual your pieces inspire the soul and excite the mind
    Apologies for not commenting earlier.... I'm partaking of a little
    hospital stint and have been sneaking off for iPhone updates...
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    Really enjoyed reading the whole process for...

    Really enjoyed reading the whole process for making this and
    the end result is gorgeousvery deserving of the wonderful facebook
    messages that were left :)
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    neat solution to a common problem! Another...

    neat solution to a common problem!
    Another option is to do the "lucky bag" crossover in reverse
    (behind the setting) will post picture when at home & have the cord :)
    nic xx
  22. PMC Tips: Making pictures into Jewellery...

    PMC Tips: Making pictures into Jewellery
    Here's the basic process for any artwork & a link to the video of makig photopolymer plates too :)
    Nic x
  23. Hi Emma I have the set but am nervous about...

    Hi Emma
    I have the set but am nervous about sending it through the post (have lost stuff in the past).
    I'd be happy to oblige (if you don't mind sending it special delivery there and back)
    but...
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    Great wax working - love the result :)

    Great wax working - love the result :)
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    I don't move as I'm already spread with my apron...

    I don't move as I'm already spread with my apron on ~ rofl :rofl:
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