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    Thankyou Wallace and Dennis, sounds like...

    Thankyou Wallace and Dennis, sounds like varnish/laquer is the way to go. I'm not so much worried about them getting darker, but the patina wearing off as they are worn. will check out protectaclear....
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    protecting patina

    Happy new year. I've just got myself a plastic cabinet for storing my brass/copper/beady bits n pieces, bought a new pickle pot (breville this time rather than unbranded) and am finishing off some...
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    Merry christmas everybody, when it comes to the...

    Merry christmas everybody, when it comes to the festive fare, pace yourselves!:carolers::merryxmas:
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    That sounds brill, theresa. Hope they came out...

    That sounds brill, theresa. Hope they came out looking fabulous
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    Going to give it a go. I have some solder paste...

    Going to give it a go. I have some solder paste which i know how to use these days. Just have to wait til i'm over the xmas cheer. Mmm how long will that be? If only xmas were like the...
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    Using ball chain

    Interested in using lengths of tiny ball chain (cookson has some 1.2mm stuff) in earring designs. Am i naive in thinking i can just solder some tiny jump rings to the ends?
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    Ah that's probably cause i used silver wire eau...

    Ah that's probably cause i used silver wire eau natural and didn't bother polishing them up after shaping:rofl:
    Yes if they were more polished they'd look darker, wouldn't they. I was considering...
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    room for improvement?

    Hi all, hope you're all in fine fettle in this tricky month;)
    So, i like making patinated jewellery. These are copper, coloured with swellegant (big fan) and crysophrase beads. I haven't patinated...
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    Good to hear you're using rivets again, Caroline....

    Good to hear you're using rivets again, Caroline. I love using rivets!
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    My phone's saying 0 degrees celcius this fine...

    My phone's saying 0 degrees celcius this fine morning, black ice on the pavements of perthshire, scotland
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    Yes, endless noise is excruciating when it gets...

    Yes, endless noise is excruciating when it gets past 5 - 10 minutes. And i was struggling with my pickle pot time :)
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    Good replies everyone!

    Good replies everyone!
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    Thanks caroline and anna. Why do you not have a...

    Thanks caroline and anna. Why do you not have a tumbler caroline? Always been a little curious; everyone and his dog seems to have one, excepting me and you ;)
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    It's definitly not for me ;)

    It's definitly not for me ;)
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    Will check it out :) liked the idea it supposedly...

    Will check it out :) liked the idea it supposedly wouldn't take so long. The idea of something running for 2 hours would drive me crackers!
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    Magnetic tumbler polishing machine

    Anyone tried this tumbler, supposed to take 30 mins and is quieter. Any use?
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    They do that with babies now so their ears don't...

    They do that with babies now so their ears don't set in a sticking out position ;)
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    I find wrist size interesting as it doesn't...

    I find wrist size interesting as it doesn't relate to weight at all. There's lots of big lady's out there with delicate wee wrists
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    Surgery? I do have pierced ears, but my earlobes...

    Surgery?
    I do have pierced ears, but my earlobes are practically non existant, so I have lots of clearance. Overthinking? That's my middle name :)
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    Ah Dennis that's another thing I've been...

    Ah Dennis that's another thing I've been debating, should a jump ring be flat against the ear, thanks ;) ps great earrings
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    I wondered that so the whole earring is designed...

    I wondered that so the whole earring is designed to be washable. Did ask a jewellery shop too and she wasn't worried about it. They're not going to be something you wear regularly I think ;)
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    Something i've always wondered with stud earrings...

    Something i've always wondered with stud earrings with an attached dangle is whether you need to take into account clearance for the lobe? Can you have a bulky dangle close to the stud?
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    There's so many ways to do a particular idea,...

    There's so many ways to do a particular idea, sometimes it's mind mangling :)
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    Thankyou, i'm very excited about the ribbon...

    Thankyou, i'm very excited about the ribbon concept :)
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    Quick picture. Was travelling yesterday so today...

    Quick picture. Was travelling yesterday so today i'm rough as a badger's bottom. I'll try and be coherent. Pearlesence, know what you mean about wrapped loops, will bear it in mind ;) are half...
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