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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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    This is the photo I meant to post, after the week...

    This is the photo I meant to post, after the week of hard work they endured....
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    As for the gallery wire questions - so are you wanting to a) make a bezel setting with ordinary bezel strip...
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    Thank you, that's the look I was going for,...

    Thank you, that's the look I was going for, ornate treasure that has been dug up. Paste solder is good if you get decent stuff, like a lot of soldering you've got to get in hot and fast. I just use...
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    When it comes to creating tiny pieces of solder I...

    When it comes to creating tiny pieces of solder I just beat my soldeer strips with a hammer on a bench block until it's thinner, cut down the strip and then acorss with snips into a tin, one tin for...
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    With granules I've used paste solder before, it...

    With granules I've used paste solder before, it helps those little suckers stick where I want them. Depends how large your ganules are I suppose. I've seen people make a "seat" with a small ball...
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    I bash my solder strips with a hammer until it's...

    I bash my solder strips with a hammer until it's as thin as I can get it and then use stout scissors to cut strips down the length, hammer them back into some kind of order and then cut across to get...
  8. Try International Craft - they've got chain...

    Try International Craft - they've got chain like that in their loose chain section (I use their loose chain all the time, it's easy enough to add a clasp and jump ring). Scroll down to the bottom of...
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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.
  10. 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...
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    I think the instructions are similar for the Pro-1 PRG which I have. This video might be useful ...
  17. 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.
  18. 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)...
  19. 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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