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    Ooh, another thing to add to my "must get one of...

    Ooh, another thing to add to my "must get one of those!" list Dennis.
    I don't find there's too much splatter if I dip my piece in a dish of soapy water, just have to watch out for bits of brass...
  2. No need to guess when you're making a bezel, take...

    No need to guess when you're making a bezel, take a look at your stone and see where the curve starts. This infographic from Lucy Walker is useful 12916
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    Hello! Look forward to seeing what else you make...

    Hello! Look forward to seeing what else you make in your shed!
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    If I were making them I'd get them cut, give them...

    If I were making them I'd get them cut, give them a quick rub either side on micro mesh sheets, get the soldering done and then thread as many as I could onto a safety pin or a piece of thin copper...
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    Very nice! You'll find that whatever pickle you...

    Very nice! You'll find that whatever pickle you use if you're using brass you'll get that copper layer on the top after pickling. I use a small round brass brush in my rotary tool to take off the...
  6. If you go to Etsy you can filter your search to...

    If you go to Etsy you can filter your search to find items being sold in the UK. Same with eBay.
  7. Here's a couple of listings from Etsy...

    Here's a couple of listings from Etsy...
  8. Probably, I've seen people say they've used lime...

    Probably, I've seen people say they've used lime sulphur dissolved in water (usually for plants) as the active sulphur ingredient to give patina.
  9. I think you just have to play and see what you...

    I think you just have to play and see what you like the look of. I find if I polish/tumble and then darken and take off high spots the effect is slightly matte. If I polish, darken, take off high...
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    Interesting, that does describe it better - its...

    Interesting, that does describe it better - its is indeed sort of gelatinous. Good find. Like I say I just filter it out when it bugs me.
  11. You can use bleach to turn your silver black too,...

    You can use bleach to turn your silver black too, you get a similar colour to using Platinol, it's as permanent as Platinol is (which is much more permanent than liver of sulphur - I find unless...
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    I am also able to spell citric, just not earlier...

    I am also able to spell citric, just not earlier today....
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    As I understand it their safety pickle is...

    As I understand it their safety pickle is basically citirc acid, hence it having a food grade. I use critirc acid and get those floaty bits too, it does appear to be some kind of mould that forms...
  14. Thread: 1mm shot

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    I use a combination of 1,2 and 3mm shot and it's...

    I use a combination of 1,2 and 3mm shot and it's great.
  15. Seconded. Kim has made some great videos in the...

    Seconded. Kim has made some great videos in the last 12 months.
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    Merry Christmas everyone, onwards and upwards!

    Merry Christmas everyone, onwards and upwards!
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    very nice Dennis, good to see you playing with...

    very nice Dennis, good to see you playing with metal again.
  18. Thread: Ear wires

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    Im my opinion the kind of ear wires you're...

    Im my opinion the kind of ear wires you're describing can be bought very cheaply and to be honest I think they make hand made earrings look cheap. Bizarrely it takes minutes to make interesting ear...
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    This will be incredibly unpopular I'm sure but I...

    This will be incredibly unpopular I'm sure but I have a cheap manicure micromotor and it's fab, been using it for a couple of years now.
    And I have a cheap pendant motor that I can add a cheap...
  20. Is the tree being made with silver clay and...

    Is the tree being made with silver clay and silver wire? If so then coating it in silver clay shouldn't be a problem so long as you have a kiln big enough to take the finished item.
  21. Hi there! Soldering is both simple and not...

    Hi there!

    Soldering is both simple and not simple..... Simple when you know what to do, not so simple when you don't. So personally I'd suggest getting some 1.5mm sterling wire and play with...
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    It's something I'm aware of but don't use as most...

    It's something I'm aware of but don't use as most of my items can be sent via a large letter stamp in a small PIP box. One of the shops on my way to and from my day job has a Post Office inside so...
  23. I love that piece on the far left with the blue...

    I love that piece on the far left with the blue stone, I'm a big fan of not too much fussiness.
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    Snake chain is the work of the devil. I've been...

    Snake chain is the work of the devil.
    I've been looking at your acrylic work with interest - at the end of the day the desire to create is strong isn't it? And should always be given in to.
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    Love that sea horse Dennis, very nice.

    Love that sea horse Dennis, very nice.
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