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    Well deserved Dennis - lovely little things Didi

    Well deserved Dennis - lovely little things
    Didi
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    Hi Kathryn, if you have a rolling mill you can...

    Hi Kathryn, if you have a rolling mill you can run the sheet through it with a piece of paper the size of the depression you want placed on top. The paper will form a depression in the silver. I...
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    Fabulous entries this month. Loving the...

    Fabulous entries this month. Loving the deckchairs and the daisies.
    Didi
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    Oh! loving that design. It flows so beautifully....

    Oh! loving that design. It flows so beautifully. Clever you
    Didi
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    Hi Kathryn, I think soldering is a bit of a...

    Hi Kathryn,
    I think soldering is a bit of a dark art. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You probably know the rules as well as I do. My most oft' visited mistake is being too hasty...
  6. Thread: Delft clay

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    Hi Vernon. Centrifugal caster! ha ha! That would...

    Hi Vernon.
    Centrifugal caster! ha ha! That would be a pipe dream for me too. I don't know wether the scorifier soaking up the heat is a problem. Mine got so it glowed read as I heated it up. I use...
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    Hi Jill, joining components together and then...

    Hi Jill, joining components together and then soldering sounds like a really good plan but I can see how it would create one bigger piece that needed more heat to get the solder flowing. I tried...
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    Hi Kathryn, Multiple soldering is always a bit...

    Hi Kathryn, Multiple soldering is always a bit tricky. Ive done a couple of wire cuffs with about 30-40 joins and used hard throughout. The spots where I had trouble were always spots I hadn't...
  9. Hi Silverlining. You've posed an interesting...

    Hi Silverlining. You've posed an interesting question. I have made pendants out of all different thicknesses of sheet but in the end it's the design that determines the thickness required. With...
  10. Thread: Delft clay

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    Oh Vernon - I feel your pain! The operative word...

    Oh Vernon - I feel your pain! The operative word I think is DUMP the molten silver not POUR the molten silver! To pour implies steady whereas what you need is speed. The problem I found was that...
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    Ah Aurarius! If only remembering which way to...

    Ah Aurarius! If only remembering which way to turn a tap was that easy. For years I have been heard to mutter "Righty - tighty, lefty - loosey, now, which one is left?
    Didi
  12. Thread: hollow jewellery

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    Wallace, that's absolutely fabulous. You must be...

    Wallace, that's absolutely fabulous. You must be really chuffed. I love the texture on the ears.
    Didi
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    Love that ring! Didi

    Love that ring!
    Didi
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    Hi Annaliese, absolutely agree with Jill about...

    Hi Annaliese, absolutely agree with Jill about making the bezel and then sitting it on a slightly larger sheet. The one step that can make a lot of difference is to sit the bezel flat on a big file...
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    Hi Alex, welcome to the forum. Looking forward...

    Hi Alex, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some of your art - whatever form it takes
    Didi
  16. Very nice piece. Love the stone and the finish...

    Very nice piece. Love the stone and the finish you've got.
    I'd defo say 'Thank you'!
  17. Thread: Delft clay

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    George, Carole, Jill and Trialuser. Thank you so...

    George, Carole, Jill and Trialuser. Thank you so much for your very kind comments. To have such wonderful jewellers as yourselves like my stuff is, well, it's a bit amazing. Thank you.
    Didi
  18. Thread: Delft clay

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    Casting with delft clay

    Hi there, I've recently done some casting using the traditional delft clay set - no side hole. I was casting Daisies, not coins but it was a similar flat object.
    To make the delft mould the daisy...
  19. Hi Katia, glad you're back. Love the bird -...

    Hi Katia, glad you're back. Love the bird - clever you!
  20. Thread: Dawn of a new day

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    Welcome back Vos. Thats one lovely piece. You...

    Welcome back Vos. Thats one lovely piece. You are very talented. Didi.
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    Wallace, that's lovely, such a simple idea but a...

    Wallace, that's lovely, such a simple idea but a very striking piece!
    Didi
  22. Thread: Jump rings

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    Pat, I've tried loads of different ways. I end up...

    Pat, I've tried loads of different ways. I end up either threading the blade through the coil and cutting downward onto the bench pin, that woks if the coil isn't very long. Or I jam the coil onto...
  23. Thread: Chatelaine

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    Wallace, that's lovely. Admire your patience for...

    Wallace, that's lovely. Admire your patience for chain making. I quite like the almost zen like state I get in when I make chain. It's so repetitive but you have to pay it just that little bit of...
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    Love the pieces. I also like the Band ring. I...

    Love the pieces. I also like the Band ring. I always underestimate the time it takes to make stuff. But then I think 'jewellery time' operates at a different speed to the rest of the world.
    Didi
  25. Thread: My blog

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    Loving the blog Jon. Sone really good stuff on...

    Loving the blog Jon. Sone really good stuff on there. I like stacking rings too.
    Didi
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