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    What a good idea Nick, much cheaper than buying...

    What a good idea Nick, much cheaper than buying the more expensive ones on the market. :Y:
  2. Correct ring sizing - wheatsheaf, ring sizers etc

    Morning everyone,

    What is your experience of accurately sizing a ring. Do you use a wheatsheaf ring stick, or other ring sizers and whether the different types are accurate, or not. Some people...
  3. Thread: Chain “ends”

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    Palmers maybe?

    Palmers maybe?
  4. Thread: Jubilee Hallmark

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    Hi Nina, I tried to reply to this when you...

    Hi Nina,

    I tried to reply to this when you originally posted, but for some reason the Cookies site closed and I lost all the info..
    Anyhoo, these suggestions may help, based on my experience.
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    What about a microweld for chain making? That's...

    What about a microweld for chain making? That's what a lot of jewellers use in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Just a thought.
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    For insurance, try A-N artists insurance and Ian...

    For insurance, try A-N artists insurance and Ian Wallace craft insurance, as they might be able to assist.

    As for the other stuff on gas tanks - most interesting!
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    you are welcome. It was something I read on...

    you are welcome. It was something I read on here, so have always used the open jump ring idea ever since. x
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    Hi Sheena, Those are lovely. The only thing I...

    Hi Sheena,
    Those are lovely. The only thing I would add is I always use an open jum pring to any earring fittings I have soldered, so that the jumpring opens, rather than the ear lobe getting...
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    Hi Verbena, As you are buying the chain from...

    Hi Verbena,
    As you are buying the chain from Curteis, speak to them, as can also hallmark items for you. I've had many items hallmarked onto .8mm wire before now and it comes out fine, but you...
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    I'd second Caroline's recommendation and rarely...

    I'd second Caroline's recommendation and rarely use paste now. I have both Auflux and a Borax cone and find using Borax much better. Auflux is convenient, but doesn't flow as well as with Borax.
  11. Hi Milly, welcome to the forum. The best way to...

    Hi Milly, welcome to the forum.
    The best way to store jewellery is in ziplock bags and is what we keep our stock in when its not on display.. You can get discreet anti tarnish tabs from Town Talk...
  12. Thread: Failures!

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    Failure is a good thing; you learn from it and it...

    Failure is a good thing; you learn from it and it forces you to re-think ideas/designs and can often send you in different directions you never thought of.

    Having said that, its always good to...
  13. Thread: Hi all!

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    Hi Tony and Emma, Welcome from me too - another...

    Hi Tony and Emma,
    Welcome from me too - another member from the 'middle'. Its a friendly place and you'll learn loads from the other talented people here, many of them have been in the jewellery...
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    That's a really good design idea Caroline; thanks...

    That's a really good design idea Caroline; thanks for the tip!
  15. Thread: Hi

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    You are welcome Sal. I can guarantee you...

    You are welcome Sal.

    I can guarantee you never stop learning and this forum has provided me and many others lots of tips and tricks over the years. I cannot contribute as much now, but do look...
  16. Thread: Hi

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    Hi Sal and welcome to the forum and good to have...

    Hi Sal and welcome to the forum and good to have another maker here. You'll find loads of useful tips here, but here's a couple to get you started.....
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    That's a good tip and useful to know. Many...

    That's a good tip and useful to know. Many thanks for that.
  18. Thread: Recycling Silver

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    I've pm'd you.

    I've pm'd you.
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    Many thanks for that tip Caro, I'll check them...

    Many thanks for that tip Caro, I'll check them out. xx
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    Sievert fine burner 3537

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking for a genuine Sievert needle flame burner 3537 and hoping one of you lovely people might have one languishing in a drawer, unused or unwanted??
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    I had similar issues with supply and ended up...

    I had similar issues with supply and ended up with Flogas. The lack of supply is because the merchants are being charged more to service them and their service charges have trippled !
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    I've just got my Sievert torch and used these...

    I've just got my Sievert torch and used these people, to get my regulator from. https://www.bes.co.uk/plumbing-supplies/plumbing/ I explained exactly what I had and it all seems to work fine.
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  23. Thread: Assaying

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    Morning Shena, That's a lovely ring and the...

    Morning Shena,
    That's a lovely ring and the accents of gold really set it off beautifully.
    Although its only a tiny amount of gold and might be under the 1g weight, I'd always mention it on the...
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    There are lots of threads on this, but this might...

    There are lots of threads on this, but this might be useful https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10920&highlight=torch

    I'd recommend the Go system torch mentioned in the thread above...
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    You know I make them..!

    You know I make them..!
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