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    If you want round ones then you’ll have to make...

    If you want round ones then you’ll have to make them. Granules or granulation. There should be plenty videos that show you what to do,different sizes of snipped wire will make different sizes of ball.
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    It doesnít look like a U.K. hallmark but it is a...

    It doesnít look like a U.K. hallmark but it is a bit fuzzy. The makers mark isnít in a shape Iíve ever been offered and I think the 14 k has been self identified by the maker and not stamped. ...
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    The first thing as you already know is too much...

    The first thing as you already know is too much solder.
    I’ll try to explain closing the gap. Not as you might think squeezing the 2 ends together but with the circle of the ring facing you each end...
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    There is no way that joint will solder, solder...

    There is no way that joint will solder, solder should not fill a gap but solder 2 ends together in the case of a jump ring. The edges need to be flush which is done with 2 prs of pliers. It would be...
  5. Sometimes that happens, especially just now. I’ve...

    Sometimes that happens, especially just now. I’ve now edited my seemingly illiterate post:/
  6. Or you could still refuse and let your husband...

    Or you could still refuse and let your husband explain why without asking you first he didn’t know. You could have all sorts of problems and then they’ll blame you and not expect to pay. The repair...
  7. What came out in the ultrasonic , that would...

    What came out in the ultrasonic , that would indicate whether it’s just lots of dirt or something else? It is pure gold?
  8. Thread: Cable wire

    by CJ57
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    I only use the thicker 1.5 mm cables which are...

    I only use the thicker 1.5 mm cables which are more robust for the weight of pendant I make. I’ve never soldered onto them though, I would have thought that soldering would make them less flexible...
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    I’d have to reply the same as Peter in your own...

    I’d have to reply the same as Peter in your own posting. We are in the main designer makers so have no need to search down the manufacturing route. The whole idea of mass producing would be pointless...
  10. Thread: Scrap

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    I’ve got tubs of scrap and lemel and bags of...

    I’ve got tubs of scrap and lemel and bags of polishing dust. I’ve never sone anything with it and there are many companies mentioned on forums that give good service.must get round to recouping some...
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    You would be cheapest buying a coil of wire,...

    You would be cheapest buying a coil of wire, probably copper to begin with, and make your own
    Just put a drill bit in the vice and wind the wire round tightly in a coil. You can choose any size you...
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    And there are times when a project for a complete...

    And there are times when a project for a complete beginner is best attempted with the help of a really good book and a few online tutorials as with the best will in the world some things just have to...
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    Not yawning Dennis. I was going to suggest a book...

    Not yawning Dennis. I was going to suggest a book but I couldn’t have given the name of one it’s been such a long time!
  14. Thread: Seasons Greetings

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    Sending good wishes to you Dennis, keep safe and...

    Sending good wishes to you Dennis, keep safe and well. We will be going into level 4 for 3 weeks from Boxing Day so time to hibernate again

    Wishing everyone good health and some peace of mind over...
  15. Thread: Ear wires

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    I don’t have pierced ears but it used to be done...

    I don’t have pierced ears but it used to be done a lot like that if you weren’t near a jeweller
  16. Thread: Ear wires

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    That’s what I feel Bob, .9 is my preference but...

    That’s what I feel Bob, .9 is my preference but I’ve been guilt tripped by my peers! Maybe when newly pierced it will be obvious but in relation to the years of wearing some heavy earrings that...
  17. Thread: Ear wires

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    Aesthetically I find the coil and bead wires look...

    Aesthetically I find the coil and bead wires look quite cheap, sorry:/ it’s the sort of wires you see on costume jewellery in High St shops and they are always really thin which doesn’t help. It’s...
  18. Thread: Ear wires

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    I only make plain wires and will admit if I...

    I only make plain wires and will admit if I wanted these I would buy them. I would imagine you might have to redrill the bead to get the wire through twice, just all too fiddly
  19. Thread: Ear wires

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    Do you mean these ones?...

    Do you mean these ones? https://www.cooksongold.com/Findings/Sterling-Silver-Hook-Wires,--------Pack-of-6,-With-Bead-And-Loop-prcode-NVK-007X&query=Silver%20earwires&channel=uk
    If so it’s a...
  20. Good luck. Have you looked at Resin8? I recently...

    Good luck. Have you looked at Resin8? I recently had to contact them for advice on a project and they are really knowledgeable about their product. They might be better placed to understand your needs
  21. Thread: Four Pinky Rings.

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    The top right is my favourite too but all really...

    The top right is my favourite too but all really wearable Dennis. I like going back and remaking pieces that have sat for a while. I find they fly out the door then which is always a good thing!
  22. Hello Alexandra I’m not really understanding...

    Hello Alexandra
    I’m not really understanding what you need to know but then we are mostly precious metal jewellers. If someone can’t give you an answer there are a lot of forums especially on FB...
  23. Thread: laser cutting

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    I think these discussions are always helpful. I’m...

    I think these discussions are always helpful. I’m such an old dinosaur but if a piece of equipment helps speed up some processes while allowing you the time to do the special stuff then now I’m all...
  24. Thread: laser cutting

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    If you are creating the original then itís part...

    If you are creating the original then itís part of the process. I make one off pieces that often canít be afforded by some. A small run would be a solution especially with Perspex as you can never...
  25. Thread: laser cutting

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    The precision seems great. A friend who was an...

    The precision seems great. A friend who was an art teacher in a high school said one day oh our technicians could cut that for you with the laser cutter.What laser cutter, what technicians in an art...
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