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    Hi Sheena, Caroline is right and I had a long...

    Hi Sheena,
    Caroline is right and I had a long discussion with the Assay Office about this a while ago. If the Necklace or the pendant are under weight and the pendant is detachable from the chain...
  2. Thread: Blades

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    I remember the discussion Caroline and it was...

    I remember the discussion Caroline and it was this thread, started by George, that I think you were referring to: https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5907&highlight=saw+blades

    I...
  3. When I first read your post I thought you meant...

    When I first read your post I thought you meant they have arrived at the Assay Office, with 3 bracelets missing.

    It looks like they hallmarked them and you were charged for that, but they have...
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    I agree, it looks like a real mess Joseph. I...

    I agree, it looks like a real mess Joseph.

    I have no experience of exporting abroad, unfortunately but not sure if this will help https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hallmarking-requirements-and-the-eu...
  5. I'd agree with your comments Peter. If someone...

    I'd agree with your comments Peter. If someone wants to steal some silver, they'll take the lot and not just a few items.

    Have the LAO provided you with written proof that they didn't receive...
  6. I've never had a parcel or any contents missing,...

    I've never had a parcel or any contents missing, but then I always send my items by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

    Call me cynical, but its easy to post something on a forum criticising poor...
  7. Thread: Flux

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    Many thanks for that tip Caroline, much...

    Many thanks for that tip Caroline, much appreciated. :X
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    I agree with you Caroline and Dennis. I do use...

    I agree with you Caroline and Dennis. I do use the cone, but less often now and prefer the Auflux, as no moving about of silver and less bubbling.
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    So, going back to my question - why don't we pay...

    So, going back to my question - why don't we pay a very small fee, as surely this would eradicate all the spammers ?
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    I agree with you Joseph. When you've been on...

    I agree with you Joseph. When you've been on here a few years you get to feel who is genuine and who is a time waster. If posters were genuine, then they should introduce themselves, rather than...
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    hahaha and someone with that kind of money to...

    hahaha and someone with that kind of money to spend on me! :-D
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    Spammers and timewasters

    So, am I alone in wanting to just read interesting threads from fellow makers/enthusiasts, rather than sifting through the spammers and timewasters?

    What about if new and old members had to pay a...
  13. Thread: Plaid brooch

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    Why not make it in copper Sheena, with the...

    Why not make it in copper Sheena, with the varieties of copper and silver that Caroline suggested? That way you have an original to refer to, and can then make the final version in Silver. I know...
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    Having read this thread, I would suggest you...

    Having read this thread, I would suggest you start with a few simple jewellery making tasks, or follow some online tutorials before embarking on purchasing expensive equipment. Its all too easy to...
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    Hi Joseph, I'm really sorry to hear someone is...

    Hi Joseph,
    I'm really sorry to hear someone is copying your beautiful pieces, but sadly copying other people's work is a huge industry. I've noticed that Missoma, who also produce cast pieces have...
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    I'm watching this thread with interest, as I have...

    I'm watching this thread with interest, as I have a few pieces that belonged to my uncle, who loved creating things in wood.

    That is a fabulous pendant Caroline and a lovely way to show off the...
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    That's beautiful Caroline and I'd definitely wear...

    That's beautiful Caroline and I'd definitely wear it more and even lovelier made in silver, oxidised with platinol.
  18. Thread: New bench

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    Wow, those drawers are lovely Sheena, but they...

    Wow, those drawers are lovely Sheena, but they must have cost a fortune, or were they a bargain in a flea shop?

    They definitely wouldn't fit in my new workshop - its only 7x4, so once my bench...
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    Gold filled is usually brass, which then has a 5%...

    Gold filled is usually brass, which then has a 5% 14ct gold filled layer bonded to it. This is a much higher amount than with plated, but its on brass.

    Are your pieces sterling or fine silver? ...
  20. Thread: New bench

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    That looks fabulous Sheena!! You must be really...

    That looks fabulous Sheena!! You must be really pleased and you've got everything to hand too.
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    I do love things with a bit of history to them. ...

    I do love things with a bit of history to them.

    Yes please Bob, to posting the Dubbin recipe.
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    I'm sometimes a little over-hesitant with my...

    I'm sometimes a little over-hesitant with my torching and take it away a little too quickly when it starts to flow. I have gone back, re torched and its run all the way round. Its the solder gods...
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    How wonderful to have something so special like...

    How wonderful to have something so special like that. I've seen Suzie Fletcher use saddle soap on The Repair Shop and would definitely be going down the route Caroline suggests of saddle soap. It...
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    Morning Sheena, I'd either be using a tiny...

    Morning Sheena,

    I'd either be using a tiny ball bur, or one of my pointy eveflex cone thingies.

    Looking forward to seeing your new bench when its finished. xxx
  25. Thread: Torch choice

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    Buy from Cousins at your peril, as they have a...

    Buy from Cousins at your peril, as they have a dreadful reputation for poor customer service.
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