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    I'm finding my little hand vacuum is coming in...

    I'm finding my little hand vacuum is coming in very useful :) will check out the link. because the tubes start off thick there's a tendency for them to remain that way, i suspect that getting them...
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    The shape of Signet rings

    Since playing with wax tubes, I now have a question. Are there any guidelines for statement rings/ signet style rings as to where the curve outward of the shank should start and how wide can it be...
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    I would recommend Make it with Kim's twelve months of metal which is free on utube. She takes you through every process you need to know.
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    I have to see the photo as evidence as I'm...

    I have to see the photo as evidence as I'm unconvinced that this could possibly have ended badly, sorry.
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    I'll post it once it's cast, but it'll be a...

    I'll post it once it's cast, but it'll be a while. I think it might be best to make a wee load of things then send them to the caster. I've read that thread already :) like to know exactly what I'm...
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    Hi Dennis, hope you've enjoyed boxing day. I...

    Hi Dennis, hope you've enjoyed boxing day. I bought the cookson kit during the last sale. Usually I don't buy kits preferring to collect tools but wax carving is such a confusing business that I just...
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    Walsh's have a really good supply of differant...

    Walsh's have a really good supply of differant waxes and tools.
    Cooksons has a wax kit, and waxes
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    Wax Carving Resources

    Hi, have recently been looking into wax carving. it's not that easy to find the right information to get started. but i thought i would post what I've found so far.

    Emilie shapiro who wrote a wax...
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    Wishing everyone a jewellery free Christmas...

    Wishing everyone a jewellery free Christmas followed by lots of jewellery for 2021. Keep your masks on, stay safe, have a mince pie
  10. Thread: Ear wires

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    I usually use 0.8mm, it's the standard thickness....

    I usually use 0.8mm, it's the standard thickness. But 0.9mm could probably be used too. 1mm would be too thick for a lot of people.
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    I'm sensitive to sterling silver, I can wear them...

    I'm sensitive to sterling silver, I can wear them for a while then my piercings start to weep, then I do too :'( Argentium has solved the problem for me, that's what i wear most of the time and this...
  12. Thread: Silver pill box

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    Oooo I little cat, yes? Lovely. I haven't made a...

    Oooo I little cat, yes? Lovely. I haven't made a little container yet, your one is fab!
  13. I think you have started well. You have a good...

    I think you have started well. You have a good overall look for your pieces, not too fussy, well presented.
  14. Thread: Wax carving

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    I would always choose a good book over a video or...

    I would always choose a good book over a video or Internet write up. I really enjoy reading them.
  15. Thread: Wax carving

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    Ps most of the books about wax carving are out of...

    Ps most of the books about wax carving are out of print but there is going to be a new one published in march next year...
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    I've never tried making a spoon but I know how...

    I've never tried making a spoon but I know how it's done. I think it might be one of those things that every jeweller should have in their professional bag of precious things:) Having a break from...
  17. Thread: Wax carving

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    Thanks Dennis. I'm sucking up all this info. Just...

    Thanks Dennis. I'm sucking up all this info. Just about to go and look at bellores wires as well :)
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    Might be worth starting something new first,...

    Might be worth starting something new first, caroline. I find it difficult to get going with things that have been sitting a while and often it's easier to create something spontaneously then go back...
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    it is fun caroline but i found the ring making...

    it is fun caroline but i found the ring making really exhausting because of the amount of filing down you have to do. so making another ring will only be done on special occasions :) i think...
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    Thanks Dennis, just watched some of the videos....

    Thanks Dennis, just watched some of the videos. can learn a lot just from watching someone going through the process of making something :) i was intending to just solder my cast bird onto ring bands...
  21. Thread: Wax carving

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    Wax carving

    Bought a wax carving kit from cooksons on black Friday. Finding it quite entertaining though taking away material is very differant from anything I've done before. This is my little bird yet to be...
  22. Thread: Small components

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    thanks dennis, will be investigating :)

    thanks dennis, will be investigating :)
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    i think i want to do complicated stuff :) but...

    i think i want to do complicated stuff :) but it's good to remind everyone that why make something complicated if you can buy what you want. i have a good selection of premade stuff in my stash. i...
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    Where did you get them cast, is it more cost...

    Where did you get them cast, is it more cost effective to get several casts of an item?
    What sort of burrs did you use for your dog?
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    Small components

    Say I wanted to make a little sculpture of a dog or a bear and put it ontop of a ring band how do I go about this? I am thinking metal clay or wax casting. Any advice for making 3d components. It's...
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