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    If the links are big enough you can thread chains...

    If the links are big enough you can thread chains in loops on a satefy pin, or onto a thin strand of copper wire (or indeed any wire) if you have some. That's how I tumble chains anyway.
  2. Thread: Silver Prices

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    To be honest it was much higher about three...

    To be honest it was much higher about three months ago, that was my main reason for starting to play with much smaller pieces, along with using my small scrap pot as creatively as possible.
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    Thanks for the compliment Bob, much appreciated.

    Thanks for the compliment Bob, much appreciated.
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    They were kiln fired Dennis. The general wisdom...

    They were kiln fired Dennis. The general wisdom from the metal clay groups I'm in says a long and slow kiln firing over two hours is preferable to a 10 minute torch firing. And these earrings were...
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    That's true Theresa, but in all honesty I could...

    That's true Theresa, but in all honesty I could do without adding another string to my bow just yet ;)
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    Metal Clay Earrings

    I was commissioned to make something for a friend's 70th birthday at the beginning of October - "You know mum, she likes silver and she likes green." We decided on earrings and I was left to my own...
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    Someone sent me a link to a sand casting video...

    Someone sent me a link to a sand casting video they'd found and suggested I should try it. I explained that silver is far too expensive for that kind of experiment at the moment, and hadn't she...
  8. I think the instructions are similar for the...

    I think the instructions are similar for the Pro-1 PRG which I have. This video might be useful ...
  9. Thread: Caddy Spoon

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    That's lovely. It seems a lot of folks in some...

    That's lovely. It seems a lot of folks in some of the other forums are happy with their deep laser hallmarks, just have to make sure to ask for deep laser.
  10. To be honest that finish is what I would expect...

    To be honest that finish is what I would expect to see. I dont use Barrelbrite or cutting powder, I use a drop of washing up liquid in the water with my ceramic media (I use pins rather than chips)...
  11. When I've used ceramic media in a tumbler the...

    When I've used ceramic media in a tumbler the water was cloudy/whitish when used, that's normal. It's tiny particles of the media that come away. As for the colour of your silver, that's difficult to...
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    That's very true. I think I misread the I initial...

    That's very true. I think I misread the I initial post and conflated it into a selling event, so completely missed the point. Ah well, let's hope my brain works better today.
    Hope the teen recovers...
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    I have a friend who exhibits at the Desire Fairs...

    I have a friend who exhibits at the Desire Fairs in Chelsea. She pays a lot of money to go an event where she pays a lot and just about makes her money back.
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    He certainly does!

    He certainly does!
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    That's great, really nicely done! Will be good to...

    That's great, really nicely done! Will be good to see what comes next :D
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    I discovered that I had lost a little package of...

    I discovered that I had lost a little package of 2mm orange sapphires the other day, cost me about 14 for 8 (although the seller sent 10) and I was gutted. Yesterday I found another seller here in...
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    Yay! I'll take that as a very welcome compliment,...

    Yay! I'll take that as a very welcome compliment, thank you x
    I have found it harder to source semi-precious stones in the 1mm to 1.5mm range. Your best bet for stones that small is definitely CZs....
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    Just to illustrate, this is a stash I bought from...

    Just to illustrate, this is a stash I bought from the eBay seller I linked to - 100 stones, ranging from 2mm to 4mm, at a cost of 35 for all of them. Lots to play with, doesn't matter if I lose a...
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    I'm happy to share, seems a bit pointless not to...

    I'm happy to share, seems a bit pointless not to ;)
    For CZs I buy the cheapest options I can find on eBay - that's what I've used in the black and gold coloured rings. The Curious Gem have some nice...
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    Part of the joy of making jewellery for me is...

    Part of the joy of making jewellery for me is trying stuff out and when they actually work the astonishment that I feel every time I look at the item/s :D
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    According to some using burrs the exact size of...

    According to some using burrs the exact size of your stones is key. Me I use an old school whisk handle style drill and there's a bit of play when I'm holding it. So for these 1.5mm CZs I use a 1.1mm...
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    My first saw frame came with a package of...

    My first saw frame came with a package of different blades all in different little sections. I used a pen to write the sizes on the top and that's what I'll keep using. Different blades of the same...
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    Thanks, yes I think the 15 minute rings are great...

    Thanks, yes I think the 15 minute rings are great too.
    Flush setting is pretty easy once you get your head around it, although it's not without its frustrations, and it's ever so slightly addictive.
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    Thank you Sheena. I'm really enjoying flush...

    Thank you Sheena. I'm really enjoying flush setting into rough surfaces. One of those earrings was a total nightmare to set. My own fault, I misjudged where to tap the pilot hole for the burrs and I...
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    Rings, rings everywhere!

    Ah, tomorrow I'm back to work full time for the first time in five months. I've still been at work but on reduced hours but even so....reality check is zooming towards me!
    For the last week or so...
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