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    Yes I myself love working with it in every way...

    Yes I myself love working with it in every way especially because of its ability to resist tarnish
    for a long time. I used to use sterling silver and just got tired of cleaning it all the time....
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    Thanks so much for your comments ! Sometimes I...

    Thanks so much for your comments !
    Sometimes I feel I work in a vacuum in my home studio ..
    that is why I love this site so much.
    Yes I love making hammered chunky chain out of Argentium silver...
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    Argentium Silver or Sterling ?

    I have been using Argentium silver for maybe 5 years now and love its tarnish resistance,
    ease of cleaning with detergent & water, and icy white colour.
    It is a marvel in fusing chunky chains...
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    Bronze/Argentium necklace

    My starting point is my fired Bronze clay components, which I then
    interloop with Argentium Silver hammered & soldered rings.
    Bronze is coated to maintain its bright color.
    All very chunky and...
  5. As you are in UK. the Fastfire Bronze Clay firing...

    As you are in UK. the Fastfire Bronze Clay firing temperature I use always is in C is 830 degrees or 1525 F
    hold for 2 hours.
  6. I have been working with Fastfire Bronze clay for...

    I have been working with Fastfire Bronze clay for maybe 7 years because most of my jewelry
    is mixed metal (Bronze & Argentium Silver) I do a combination of metalsmithing, using fired
    Bronze...
  7. Can I tube set small cabouchons 5mm as well as facetted gemstones ?

    I have been unable to find the answer to this question in my research.
    I am starting with sterling tubes, which I will cut to size.
    I do have the burr attachment to create the seat.
    However, I...
  8. Hello from BC Canada Okanagan in winemaking country !

    Wow, what a mixed audience from all over the world... very impressive !
    I am Linda, retired, and have been metalsmithing for about 13 years after a career in clothing design.
    This was a total...
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