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    You know I make them..!

    You know I make them..!
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    A warm welcome from a very cold blightey. ...

    A warm welcome from a very cold blightey. Looking forward to hearing more about your years in the jewellery industry, along with some tips.

    Thereabouts in oz are you?
  3. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    I'm a fan of paste with my chains too Nick, but...

    I'm a fan of paste with my chains too Nick, but everything else is strip. I hardly use my flux cone now, its auflux instead. A bit lazy, but its quick and I've got some in a mini spray bottle to...
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    Great thread and thanks for those tips Nick. ...

    Great thread and thanks for those tips Nick. I've recently found some solder, where the tape I'd put on had come off and have no idea what type it is, but I can now check it out.
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    I know there are lots more restrictions since Brexit and have noticed some makers are not selling to particular countries now, as the UK hallmark is not recognised abroad. I know its not what you...
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    Thanks for the tip Dennis, I'll bear that in mind.

    Thanks for the tip Dennis, I'll bear that in mind.
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    Its so difficult with emails, I'd much rather...

    Its so difficult with emails, I'd much rather phone someone and have a chat than send emails back and forth!
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    Soldering etched pieces

    Morning everyone,

    I'm having a bash at etching copper and silver, using the electro etching method. Some pieces will simply be etched, others I'll stone set.

    My questions are : do I solder...
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    Its a great shame. Then again they might be...

    Its a great shame. Then again they might be willing to wait for it to be hallmarked?
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    Hi Caroline, I've checked with the Birmingham...

    Hi Caroline,

    I've checked with the Birmingham Assay Office and, they have said "it needs a hallmark, as its being sold from here and the transaction to pay for it happens here, but posted to the...
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    Those are lovely Sheena! Even more so because...

    Those are lovely Sheena! Even more so because they have been set with a hammer and without glue! You must be chuffed to bits with them.
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  24. 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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