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    Making ends meet

    Thanku Dennis will try that.
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    Thanku for your reply. I do use a saw blade to...

    Thanku for your reply. I do use a saw blade to cut through and I have previously watched Andrew Berry's technique which I like but I think I need to practice sawing in a straight line as I seem to...
  3. Thread: Spinner rings

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    Spinner ring

    I used to use a doming punch, but the last ring I made I used the durston spinner ring tool so maybe that stretches the inside a bit more. Also the rings were a bit tight once I had used the tool.
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    Thanku Dennis it seems to have enlarged but I...

    Thanku Dennis it seems to have enlarged but I didn't check it beforehand. I just wondered if this was the case but will check the next one I make before I splay the edges.
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    Thanku will check it out

    Thanku will check it out
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    Making ends meet

    What is the easiest way to get ring and bangle ends to meet with no gaps ready for soldering . It seems to take me an age to get it right.
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    Tiny brass or copper accents

    Does anyone know where I can purchase have tiny brass or copper accents such as hearts to put on spinner rings in the UK ? I saw some on etsy but the postage is very expensive.
  8. Thread: Spinner rings

    by Edelle
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    Spinner rings

    Hi I am having difficulty in sizing spinner rings. I made one up which was 12mm wide in silver and I reckoned it needed to be at .least one size up from the persons normal size if I had been sizing...
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    Thankyou Dennis that is really helpful. Cheers...

    Thankyou Dennis that is really helpful. Cheers Eleanor
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    Single hole silver bead

    Hi can anyone tell me if I can solder a pin bail into a 16mm silver single hole bead without it exploding?
    I know if you are soldering 2 halves together u need to leave a hole but wondered if it was...
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    I had thought it might but just wanted to check...

    I had thought it might but just wanted to check first. Many thanks
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    Finding a solder joint

    Hi I made a 6mm thick st silver bangle for a friend but it is slightly too big. I want to cut it and take a small piece out and resolder it. How do I find the previous solder joint to cut through?
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    Thankyou Caroline. Will give it a try.

    Thankyou Caroline. Will give it a try.
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    St silver wire bangles

    Thankyou Dennis for your advice I do overclose the bangle like you would with a jump ring but it seems to take me so long to get it to close without a gap so that it will solder. I do get there...
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    Making a simple st silver wire bangle

    Hi could anyone help me please. I have been making some simple wire bangles usually using 2.5mm or 3mm thick st silver wire. My problem is it takes me ages to get the ends flush enough to solder. I...
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    Thank you Dennis that is most helpful, have...

    Thank you Dennis that is most helpful, have ordered some micromesh and radial discs to try . I also need to be more careful as you said there will be metal filings which cause scratches. Great...
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    Removing scratches from silver and finishing

    Hi I am new to silversmithing and find my silver gets very scratched during the making process. What is the best way or technique to remove scratches and Polish pieces? I don't have a polishing...
  18. Silver chainmaile jewellery do I need to hallmark?

    Hi everyone I just wondered if anyone knows whether a chainmaile bracelet which is over the 7.2g weight limit for hallmarking needs to be hallmarked legally.?It is made up of bought silver jump rings...
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