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  1. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Thanks Josef, that's really useful. Mine are in a...

    Thanks Josef, that's really useful. Mine are in a much more finished state so i haven't bundled then together. And I'm starting starting to think some of them might need to be laser marked.
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    Thanks Pearlescence and Jules, Here's my...

    Thanks Pearlescence and Jules,
    Here's my effort. What do you think? I have put them in one of those large letter boxes so that when the lid is down they're held tightly. I've made two rolls and put...
  3. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Just about to send my rings in to be hallmarked....

    Just about to send my rings in to be hallmarked. It says that if your goods need to be removed from individual packaging (bags, wrapped articles, multiple layers of packaging) you will be charging...
  4. Thread: Best eye screws

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    A good website for young jewellery makers is...

    A good website for young jewellery makers is beadsdirect.co.uk it has a good mix of things to get you started
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    I wondered about that Dennis. Will cut it down a...

    I wondered about that Dennis. Will cut it down a little more :) The fit is absolutely perfect so should work really well just glued. Next up, will be fiddling around with wire to make a chain.
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    This is it so far. Made it this morning before...

    This is it so far. Made it this morning before breakie. I did add a very short peg (as that stuff is hard) now to decide whether i should just glue, or glue and set it. Maybe I should have made it...
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    Thanks Dennis and George. I'm going to try your...

    Thanks Dennis and George. I'm going to try your option George but a might try drilling a top hole to peg it and make extra secure, as long as the stone isn't too hard to drill. That visible crack is...
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    Hanging a pendant with no hole

    Evening everyone, any ideas how I can get a jumpring/ bail on this one? It's a piece of fossil coral in the shape of bamboo. I want to have a neat solution to hanging it vertically. I might even make...
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    That gives me alot to think about. I shall be...

    That gives me alot to think about. I shall be printing it out Dennis so that I can follow it properly. A bit more complicated than it looks but on the day that I want a challenge this is what I'll be...
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    Morning Dennis, is this how I could do it? 13135...

    Morning Dennis, is this how I could do it?
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    Ps forgot to say love the shank of your ring too!
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    I want to do a round set bezel with 4 prongs in...

    I want to do a round set bezel with 4 prongs in an x formation. I need to draw a wee picture to show you how I think it could be done then you can tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree :)
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    That's a fabulous ring Dennis. Just the sort of...

    That's a fabulous ring Dennis. Just the sort of thing I love! The picture is from John Cogswells Creative stone setting book. He offers it as an example of the sort of thing you can do with a bezel...
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    How does this work?

    I'm interested in making a version of this setting with these interesting prongs but how do you get the stone in? Are the prongs bent backwards slightly or to the side?
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  14. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Thanks china.

    Thanks china.
  15. Thread: Hallmarking

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    They have my punch. I really am terrible at...

    They have my punch. I really am terrible at stamping. I'd prefer to send my rings finished with patina too as I find breaks in finishing hard to start up again. Though it may not be sensible :) they...
  16. Thread: Hallmarking

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    Bent up and scratched? Sounds terrible! eek!

    Bent up and scratched? Sounds terrible! eek!
  17. Thread: Hallmarking

    by Sheen
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    Hallmarking

    Can I send rings to the assay with a patina applied and stones set? I have a punch with them all ready to roll. Can I leave it up to them where they put the hallmark? I don't know where rings are...
  18. Thread: Fire scale

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    What's Magic Borax?

    What's Magic Borax?
  19. Thread: Fire scale

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    Thanks china, I'm going to give it a go as all...

    Thanks china, I'm going to give it a go as all these other mixes seem to be toxic in some way.
  20. Thread: Fire scale

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    What about Argotect? I've been looking at flux...

    What about Argotect? I've been looking at flux myself. This is one that cookson stocks and I supposed to help with firestain.
    I struggle with grinding the borax cone as my arms are weak, could I get...
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    Thanks :) I've been wearing them all day. So far...

    Thanks :) I've been wearing them all day. So far so good :D
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    13100 My earrings all finished. I probably the...

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    My earrings all finished. I probably the worst soldering I've ever done (as I had mistakenly thought I could solder without flux) but I learnt a lot. I bought the argentium sheet, solder,...
  23. Thread: Argentium woes

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    Thanks Dennis, so the problem should be solved....

    Thanks Dennis, so the problem should be solved. I'm an idiot, it was really hard going without flux :rofl:
    Lesson learnt!
  24. Thread: Argentium woes

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    Part of the issue was, me not using flux as I...

    Part of the issue was, me not using flux as I thought you didn't need to because the metal doesn't tarnish.
  25. Thread: Argentium woes

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    Argentium woes

    I'm tearing my hair out. I'm having a terrible time with argentium and easy argentium solder. First my fine silver bezel fused before the solder ever got to run. Now trying to solder my argentium...
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