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  1. There is a problem with trying to hide...

    There is a problem with trying to hide imperfections so it’s best to try and get a good finish first even if you mean to then matt finish or oxidise. I’ve found that if you matt finish firestain you...
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    I moved on to luxi as everyone was moving to...

    I moved on to luxi as everyone was moving to menzerna. I find it clogs and I pick up the rouge and tripoli again. Are there different grades of menzerna?
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    I couldn’t think what an orbital was and only...

    I couldn’t think what an orbital was and only know about orbital sanders! I’ve always had a bench polisher as when I trained a pendant was only occasionally used now it’s the first go to for...
  4. Thread: Anchor cert group

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    They all have quite different pricing structures...

    They all have quite different pricing structures too Bob but the legislation they work too is the same
  5. I think it would be good to get some good books...

    I think it would be good to get some good books on basic jewellery making principles, there are also some great tutorials online I believe .They will take you step by step through sawing, soldering,...
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    I’ve used amber from raw all my working life as...

    I’ve used amber from raw all my working life as I’m Polish. I polish it initially and very lightly with rouge or even toothpaste will work to bring it to a shine.
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    I wouldn’t put it in dip either although I do use...

    I wouldn’t put it in dip either although I do use it quickly occasionally on silver. Amber is a resin so soapy water is best and it’ll tolerate a silver polish, the cream stuff with the sponge should...
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    I think that’s done with heavy earrings Dennis!...

    I think that’s done with heavy earrings Dennis! With old age I’m finding a lot of things could do with straightening though. Maybe my friend lies on one side more than the other, it wasn’t so much...
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    I knew here well enough to say there is nothing I...

    I knew here well enough to say there is nothing I can do about the shape of your ear and as she’s heading for 70 they’ve probably been like that a while!

    It’s a bit like everything else to do...
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    Unless of course her b12 is for medical reasons...

    Unless of course her b12 is for medical reasons that are more important than her jewellery turning black
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    I think you’re overthinking as put a group of...

    I think you’re overthinking as put a group of women together of all ages who may have been wearing heavy earrings or just studs since they were young, you’d be amazed at the different lengths of an...
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    I do a fixed wire on on a lot of my earrings....

    I do a fixed wire on on a lot of my earrings. Without fail the concern has been that there wouldn’t be enough movement which there is. Other customers want a ring and a separate fitting on the top so...
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    I haven’t looked at the link but if it’s the same...

    I haven’t looked at the link but if it’s the same guy who told his story on the Soc of British Jewellers on FB then I’ve seen the photos of his hands and know it involved air ambulance et al . A...
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    Many of my customers like movement in their...

    Many of my customers like movement in their earrings. It depends on the person really, it’s one of those how long is a piece of string moments. I’m not sure there is a right it depends on the woman...
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    Very retro colours Dennis. I think you’re on...

    Very retro colours Dennis. I think you’re on trend!
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    Having said that Edinburgh once told someone I’d...

    Having said that Edinburgh once told someone I’d made their piece of jewellery and I’d never seen it in my life. It looked quite a bit before my time in style!
    Don’t talk to me about GDPR a woman...
  17. Thread: New site

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    [QUOTE=Dennis;105769]That will teach me to...

    [QUOTE=Dennis;105769]That will teach me to look[/QUOTE

    Never mind Dennis, I read the whole blooming thing until I got to the spam post and looked at the date
  18. A photo would help to see if there is another way...

    A photo would help to see if there is another way round the problem
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    Did you order strip solder as well? I know that...

    Did you order strip solder as well? I know that may sound obvious but you didn’t mention it
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    I’ll have a look back and see if I can find the...

    I’ll have a look back and see if I can find the first brand I bought. I haven’t made in a while as have been a bit poorly but I thought this new stuff was really slow as well. As Dennis said it...
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    Can’t really help Sheena, I’ve used my cheapie...

    Can’t really help Sheena, I’ve used my cheapie for years and the only time I hear a sizzle is if I’ve been washing it out and haven’t dried it. The lid gets a bit mankie but that’s it. Mine has 3...
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    Same here Dennis £20 from somewhere. The lid sits...

    Same here Dennis £20 from somewhere. The lid sits within the rim of the pot so any condensation runs back into the pot not out into the container or it wouldn’t work for food either and would...
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    You definitely need to return the ceramic dish if...

    You definitely need to return the ceramic dish if it’s still safe but it’s looking a bit worrying. It shouldn’t take longer than about 15 mins to get to heat if it has a high heat and once it’s warm...
  24. Thread: Hi all

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    Welcome from me too David

    Welcome from me too David
  25. Thanks for that, my OH was looking for another...

    Thanks for that, my OH was looking for another copper supplier for his fold form and this looks hopeful. The last one included the weigh5 of packaging in the parcel and only sent out half the weight...
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