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    Try Gala Creations - they are based at the...

    Try Gala Creations - they are based at the Goldsmiths” Centre in Clerkenwell. David Valle is brilliant. He takes my ideas and creates them in CAD and when we are agreed he then 3D prints the wax...
  2. Business Insurance for jewellery business

    Hi

    I am in the process of starting my online jewellery business. I have a studio in my garden and am aware of growing stocks of both jewellery and tools which I need to insure. Can anyone...
  3. I have found this information and still wonder if...

    I have found this information and still wonder if I can put them in pickle:

    The reign of King George V (1910–1936) features several changes to the threepence denomination. As with all British...
  4. If I set them in a bezel I would still, at some...

    If I set them in a bezel I would still, at some point need to pickle them though I would think ...
  5. They are dated from 1914-1933

    They are dated from 1914-1933
  6. Silver Threepenny Bits - can they go into pickle?

    Hi all

    I'm hoping someone can help me!

    A friend has asked me to use 12 old silver threepenny pieces. I plan to drill each one and create a charm bracelemy question is - if I want to add a...
  7. Hi Tim Good to hear from you! I am going to...

    Hi Tim

    Good to hear from you! I am going to email you a link so you can see what I'm trying to do. I did ask Somerset and they felt it would be too brittle. I guess maybe worth having a go. I...
  8. That sounds like a really good idea. You can tell...

    That sounds like a really good idea. You can tell I'm a complete 'soft solder' novice though because, I have heard the term 'wet the metal' but don't really know what it means!


    Sent from my iPad...
  9. Any advice would be gratefully received Peter! I...

    Any advice would be gratefully received Peter! I really want to work out how to solder these delicate brass bits together at 220c!
  10. Hi Peter I am trying to go so low so that I...

    Hi Peter

    I am trying to go so low so that I can use plated brass too without burning off the plate. I have seen them do this really successfully in the US, with just a soldering iron or even a...
  11. Hi Dennis Many thanks for your response. I...

    Hi Dennis

    Many thanks for your response. I looked at this but was told that bismuth is quite brittle and wouldn't hold up to wear and tear.

    Penny
  12. Soldering brass - trying to find low melt, lead-free solder wire

    Hi. I am trying to find very low melting temperature (150c, 300f), pre-fluxed solder wire for use with costume jewellery. I can get this in the US but it has lead:

    US Listing: This is silver...
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    Link is not working

    Hi

    I would love to see your brooch tutorial but the link is no longer working. Do you still have it available?

    Many thanks,
    Penny
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    Using a bought 4-claw tulip collet

    Hi. I have purchased a 4-claw tulip collet in 18ct white gold to make my son's engagement ring for his fiancée (scary!).

    My question is - there is a 'burr' on the bottom of the collet and I am not...
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    Many thanks for the welcomes, Dennis, Carol &...

    Many thanks for the welcomes, Dennis, Carol & Wren. I am so gad that others work in wooden buildings too - I was a little unsure. I am taking delivery of a bottle of oxygen soon - scary!
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    Hello from a newbie

    Hi all

    I am new to the forum and am looking forward to joining in and getting some great advice and new knowledge!

    I took my first class about 6 years ago and made a silver ring with cabachon...
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