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    Thanks theresa. I do happen to have a big bundle...

    Thanks theresa. I do happen to have a big bundle of their 3mm caps but i don't know why i haven't got some of the 4mm ones. Will very likely now you've pointed it out, buy some of those too :)
  2. As you are in America i would try sites like Rio...

    As you are in America i would try sites like Rio Grande.
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    Thanks for your replies :) i haven't seen that...

    Thanks for your replies :) i haven't seen that big a selection of plain bead cap sizes out there but maybe i'm looking in the wrong place. Going to try the ball burr feeling hopeful it will solve my...
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    Drilling bead caps

    Hi, having problems drilling my little silver bead caps 5 -8mm. First how do you make sure your drill is centred even with a punch mark my drill manages to drill off centre, secondly how do you hold...
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    Thanks pearlescense and Dennis, sometimes when...

    Thanks pearlescense and Dennis, sometimes when using alternative materials there's always the issue of cleaning and advice is hard to come by.
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    Cleaning silver on pearls

    Just wondering how people clean their silver when there are pearls involved? Just made some fabric, pearl and silver earrings and wondering about the practicalities of cleaning. Have been told that i...
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    Put a third one on the chain? :)

    Put a third one on the chain? :)
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    Hi Nick, welcome. Always worth asking questions,...

    Hi Nick, welcome. Always worth asking questions, hope you get the answers :)
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    Have to say I love the laminated acrylic pieces....

    Have to say I love the laminated acrylic pieces. it's the layers combined with the smoothness of the surface that makes me want to handle them :)
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    Plastic can be fantastic when used in an honest...

    Plastic can be fantastic when used in an honest way. Particularly like your polar bear and flapper.
  11. Thread: Drilling bronze

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    Thanks Peter and Nick:">

    Thanks Peter and Nick:">
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    Drilling bronze

    What sort of drill bit should i be using on a 5mm bit of bronze? It's hard stuff!
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    Thanks Jules :o

    Thanks Jules :o
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    Thanks Dennis and Caroline, will investigate both...

    Thanks Dennis and Caroline, will investigate both of the links. I was surprised there wasn't more of these about when i tried searching.
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    Corrugated tyre beads

    Does anyone know where i could buy these at a better price? The only place i've found them is on beads.co.uk. they don't have to be exactly the same, but they do need to be tyre shaped, abt 5mm in...
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    Brilliant. Thanks dennis. That's the way i've put...

    Brilliant. Thanks dennis. That's the way i've put it so i can just go ahead and crimp the wire with no faff. Made my day,:)
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    Left hander confusion

    Just finishing a small necklace/necklet with a toggle clasp. Being a left hander i'm confused as to whether the tbar should be on the left or right side of the person wearing it. I'm always wary of...
  18. Gorgeous ring Dennis, what a stunner!

    Gorgeous ring Dennis, what a stunner!
  19. I'm the same as you George, i love the micromotor...

    I'm the same as you George, i love the micromotor that i got. Dennis recommended i get one. I find it perfect for my small flat and the little bits of drilling i need to do. I general keep the speed...
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    Very neatly done. I like the texturing on the...

    Very neatly done. I like the texturing on the circle and the subtle shaping of your pin; particularly the flattening of one end versus the tapering on the other. Well done
  21. I like to use rapid set epoxy resin (used to be...

    I like to use rapid set epoxy resin (used to be called araldite glue) when i want a reliable bond. You mix the two parts together then it hardens after about 5 mins. When gluing it's it's best to...
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    Very impressed with your innovative methods and...

    Very impressed with your innovative methods and what a great ring!
  23. I've been buying cabs, so at some point it's...

    I've been buying cabs, so at some point it's going to happen :)
  24. Hi Dennis, in regards to the thickness of her...

    Hi Dennis, in regards to the thickness of her flat wire, could she file a slant on the outside edge of her bezel so that the stone is easier to set? I've never set a stone myself so don't know if...
  25. The only thing that worries me about buying from...

    The only thing that worries me about buying from sellers who are offering cheap stones is how ethical their practices are towards the enviroment and their staff. I'd like to buy direct from artisanal...
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