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  1. Thread: cufflinks

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    cufflinks

    Hi - do you think customers prefer bars on cufflinks or chain links? I can appreciate the solid ones would easier to poke through a buttonhole - just wondered...
  2. Thread: Ring In A Box.

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    Absolutely charming Dennis - you are so clever

    Absolutely charming Dennis - you are so clever
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    I once 're-purposed' some silver sugar tongs into...

    I once 're-purposed' some silver sugar tongs into a bangle and I had to pay the Assay Office for a certificate stating it was legal so I could sell them. Ended up making a loss on the sale. You live...
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    Happy Christmas to everyone and thank you for all...

    Happy Christmas to everyone and thank you for all of the invaluable advice I have received over the years.
    I have just finished making a pair of earrings for my grand daughter (91/2) who requested...
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    Thank you Nick.

    Thank you Nick.
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    That's a neat solution Dennis, it never occurred...

    That's a neat solution Dennis, it never occurred to me to overlap it! I have only made 2 boxes so far, 1 oval and the other round. But each time I made the lid and base separately. So many ways of...
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    Lovely bracelets Dennis....

    Lovely bracelets Dennis....
  8. Thread: Headdress

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    Gorgeous, sometimes you just have to......good...

    Gorgeous, sometimes you just have to......good for the soul. Are the leaves bendy or stiff after EP? Great idea to use natural elements.
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    I was hoping to get something similar to this...

    I was hoping to get something similar to this one.https://www.cooksongold.com/product_detail.jsp?Upd=y&prod_prefix=999&prod_suffix=AGQ&item=15
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    inside ring mop

    Good evening - does anyone know of a mop for polishing the inside of rings that fits on a pendant drill? I have been looking at those conical shaped ones but they are all for polishing motors....
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    Try The Silver Corporation they have plain...

    Try The Silver Corporation they have plain 3-4.5mm at the moment.
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    better to drill them before doming then you can...

    better to drill them before doming then you can hold them with parallel pliers if necessary. Burring a divot is the best way as dennis suggests, then drill the hole. Personally, I would buy them!
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    Actually I did put another even smaller one on...

    Actually I did put another even smaller one on but too light. I think I need to experiment a bit more.
  14. Thread: Gold earrings

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    That's a good idea, thank you - I didn't think of...

    That's a good idea, thank you - I didn't think of it. Perhaps next time........ She collected them today and they did look nice on her.
  15. Thread: Gold earrings

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    Gold earrings

    ...a first for me, a pair of 9ct gold earrings set with reclaimed diamonds. I found it very stressful working with gold, every bit I filed off I put in a little box. The finish wasn't perfect even...
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    I made some tube set stones to slide onto chain...

    I made some tube set stones to slide onto chain but in truth, more than one and they didn't sit right when worn. Seemed a good idea at the time though!12159
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    perhaps you should avoid trying to solder...

    perhaps you should avoid trying to solder 'silver' coins and set them into a ring with prongs. 12158
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    You may find it easier to solder a ring inside...

    You may find it easier to solder a ring inside the bezel to make a seat instead of cutting away. If your stones are round, easy peasy. Also, just thought, don't use very small stones otherwise they...
  19. Thread: Kilt Buckle

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    That's a lovely soft looking finish Dennis. Think...

    That's a lovely soft looking finish Dennis. Think I will try it.
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    Thanks Dennis, actually it isn't a cusom order...

    Thanks Dennis, actually it isn't a cusom order but something for my Etsy & Folksy shops. Hopefully they will see (or maybe not notice) the colour difference.
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    Different gold colour 9ct

    Hi all - I have started making the odd small pieces using gold, and I have noticed the colour seems to differ a lot. eg I made something using 9ct gold and the chain I bought looks very pale in...
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    Thank you Dennis

    Thank you Dennis
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    How to calculate volume for casting

    This may sound like a daft question, but here goes anyway - how do you calculate the amount of metal needed when casting, eg to pour into a 10mm ring shape gouged out of charcoal. Is there a...
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    I also use the Omega - do you find it's too easy...

    I also use the Omega - do you find it's too easy to kink, Caroline? Been a bit disappointed with them recently. I would like to find a multi cable one but no success yet.
  25. Thread: tube settings

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    Thanks Dennis, I use silver tubing a lot for...

    Thanks Dennis, I use silver tubing a lot for facets & cabs and do as you say, so far I have not had a problem. I am just very wary about gold because of the costs involved.
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