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    Potters can do white or black foam to fit their...

    Potters can do white or black foam to fit their boxes - you have to order it in addition to the cotton wadding, but the wadding is brill for keeping jewellery snug and safe in the post. They also do...
  2. Thread: Platinol

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    Its happening quite a lot all of a sudden - but...

    Its happening quite a lot all of a sudden - but only when I have used the platinol so its defo decided to carry on developing. I had wondered whether it could be due to the porosity of the clay...
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    Platinol

    Morning all

    Another little question - I use platinol to darken prints and text and polish back so the flat surface of charms are silver again. I always rinse the pieces well and soak in fresh pot...
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    Perfect - thank you both!! :)

    Perfect - thank you both!! :)
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    Rose gold snake chain?

    Hello all

    Wondered if anyone knows of a supplier who offers snake chains in rose gold. Have a customer who wants one and can only find yellow and white gold snake chains at my usual suppliers!
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    you need to pop the shelf on stilts - something...

    you need to pop the shelf on stilts - something like these http://www.cooksongold.com/Precious-Metal-Clay/Kiln-Ceramic-Posts-Pack-of-4-prcode-855-1011
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    I stick stuff together with paste all the time -...

    I stick stuff together with paste all the time - I just grind up dried clay and mix with water - you need to leave it to soak in for an hour or so to get a nice consistency. I tend to be joining...
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    I have the foredom 1050 and have used it for...

    I have the foredom 1050 and have used it for hours everyday for about a couple of years now and love it. I initially purchased a cheapo (about 250) micromotor and had to take it back as it just...
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    Will defo get my hubby to e-mail a file over this...

    Will defo get my hubby to e-mail a file over this weekend (CAD is very much his department!) :)
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    for what its worth the paragon kilns are really...

    for what its worth the paragon kilns are really good - plus you wouldn't be so limited like you would with the teeny kiln, in terms of what you can fire and how much you can fire. Can't imagine how...
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    We could send a cad file as well :)

    We could send a cad file as well :)
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    Sounds like a great opportunity - and yes would...

    Sounds like a great opportunity - and yes would defo be of interest to me :)
  13. Thread: Torches

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    Thanks for the help everyone - much appreciated. ...

    Thanks for the help everyone - much appreciated.

    Matt - I think that massive torch head is the one I was looking at last night so its great to hear that it works well for you, think that's what...
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    Was browsing cooksons at the time so the link was...

    Was browsing cooksons at the time so the link was to hand to use as an example, price comparison would have happened later don't worry :)

    If the sievert will handle melting silver/gold in a small...
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    Thanks for this :) Had been looking at the...

    Thanks for this :)

    Had been looking at the sievert's but the one thing that was confusing me* was whether this would be hot enough just having propane and air, or whether I would need an...
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    This is a great thread :) Ok - here's me in a...

    This is a great thread :)

    Ok - here's me in a nutshell. I'm 33, mum to 5 yr old twin boys and 3 yr old boy who is autistic. Despite always wanting to study art I somehow wound up getting a law...
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    Torches

    Hello

    Had a great day yesterday on a course where we had a go at casting using water, cuttlefish and delft clay. Really enjoyed it and eager to carry on experimenting, however will finally need to...
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    Hi Steve Just to clarify - assuming the two...

    Hi Steve

    Just to clarify - assuming the two charms in the example above were each on their own jump ring, both running freely on the chain and easily removable, would they therefore count as three...
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    I was having problems with mysterious white...

    I was having problems with mysterious white markings from the ultrasonic on my silver last year. I left the ultrasonic to gather dust but then re-tried on a whim about a month ago and suddenly it...
  20. Thread: soft wax sheet

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    Thanks James and Dennis, just stuck my scalpel in...

    Thanks James and Dennis, just stuck my scalpel in a flame and cuts much cleaner :) Onwards and upwards, next stage sending them to be cast and seeing how they turn out. Working in gold will be new to...
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    I'm making a flat charm with a foot print, which...

    I'm making a flat charm with a foot print, which will be cast in gold. Have experimented with both hard and soft wax and the soft gives the best print with minimal encouragement. Sure there must be a...
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    soft wax sheet

    Morning all :)

    Have been experimenting with wax lately, and from my experiments have settled on using soft sheet wax, but wondered how you would go about cutting a pattern from the wax sheet so...
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    Thanks Dennis - have spoken to them and got a...

    Thanks Dennis - have spoken to them and got a couple of samples on the way, as well as some from Abbey and J & FJ Baker - hopefully one of them will do the trick :)
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    oooh - can see they have a few browns - that'll...

    oooh - can see they have a few browns - that'll be another phone call for samples in the morning then - have also found that the leather world responds much better to the phone than to e-mails :)
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    The properties of the different clays by pmc are...

    The properties of the different clays by pmc are sumamrised quite nicely here http://pmcguild.com/getting-started-with-pmc/types-of-pmc/

    Sounds like its meant to give a stronger result than the...
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