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  1. Thread: Glass Fusing

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    Glass Fusing

    Hi all,
    Tried a bit of fused glass work, I found it really good fun to do and not as difficult as I thought it would be. just experimented with some simple basic pendants and one slightly more...
  2. Thread: laser cutting

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    Hi Ian, No offence taken in fact I...

    Hi Ian,
    No offence taken in fact I think you raised a valid point. I have to admit a similar thought lurks in the back of my mind, but I suppose a person that produces an item by...
  3. Thread: laser cutting

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    Hi Dennis, Yes there can be...

    Hi Dennis,
    Yes there can be potential safety concerns using these machines but I suppose same as any workshop machinery. I think it's just a matter of taking adequate precautions ,ppe...
  4. Thread: laser cutting

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    Hello Caroline, I paid ...

    Hello Caroline,
    I paid 200 for the machine on gumtree , its one of those 40w Chinese made ones. The earrings in the images are 3mm acrylic , cuts easily. 3mm mdf also cuts...
  5. Thread: laser cutting

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    laser cutting

    Hi all,
    Been having fun with a new toy (cheapo laser cutter)
    a few pairs of earring experiments.
  6. Thread: Earring wires

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    Hi , Thanks for your comments, I do take...

    Hi ,
    Thanks for your comments, I do take your point about the design of the wires , to be honest they were done as you say more or less as an afterthought just as a way of fixing the to the...
  7. Thread: Earring wires

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    Thanks Caroline,

    Thanks Caroline,
  8. Thread: Earring wires

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    Thanks Caroline, Never occurred...

    Thanks Caroline,
    Never occurred to me to try turning the wire round , I'll give that a go Thanks.
  9. Thread: Earring wires

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    Hi China, Thanks for your reply,by more...

    Hi China,
    Thanks for your reply,by more accurately centered, do you mean less of a 'golf club ' shape ?
    Thanks ,
    Richard.
  10. Thread: Earring wires

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    Earring wires

    Hi All,
    A couple of pairs of earrings I've made from Argentium. I have made the wires myself and formed the ball by torch.Do you think the balls are acceptable for hand made jewellery ?...
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    Hi, Thanks for your replies , I don't seem to...

    Hi,
    Thanks for your replies , I don't seem to have too much trouble getting the casting grain but I agree things like chain are very difficult to find.Sheen what do you mean exactly by Earring...
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    As cast Argentiun silver jewellery pieces

    Hi All,
    Just looking for options if anyone thinks there would be a market for supplying Argentium silver pieces in an 'as cast ' condition for people to finish to their own specifications ?...
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    Hi Caroline, Yes I usually take...

    Hi Caroline,
    Yes I usually take multiple items in a batch but I've only taken rings before so I wasn't sure how a mixed batch (ring and earrings) would be costed I,m fortunate in that...
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    ok ,Thanks for the info

    ok ,Thanks for the info
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    another hallmarking question

    Hi All,
    Can anyone tel me if you send pairs of earnings for hallmarking are they charged as a pair or each as a single item ?
    Thanks
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    Hi Dennis, I suppose then the 960...

    Hi Dennis,
    I suppose then the 960 grade has the germanium content adjusted to offset the dilution ? I understand from what i have read that 960 is slightly more tarnish resistant than...
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    Hi, Thanks for your reply, That certainly...

    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply, That certainly makes sense to me regarding the 925 , but I don't really get why fine (999) silver would be detrimental ?
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    argentium 935 & 960

    Hi All,
    I Have been using 935 casting grain for a while now and really like it. I have tried to source 960 grain in the uk but nobody seems to carry it, So I bought some fine silver grain and...
  19. Thread: Tumbling advice

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    Never thought about it that way round Dennis ! I...

    Never thought about it that way round Dennis ! I will give it a try
    Thanks
  20. Thread: Tumbling advice

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    Tumbling advice

    Hi All,
    I have an item of silver that I am going to mag pin & rotary shot polish , I have some areas I want to leave unpolished ,
    any ideas of how to mask or prevent these...
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    Useful information , thanks guys

    Useful information , thanks guys
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    Hi Enigma, Thanks for your reply,...

    Hi Enigma,
    Thanks for your reply, Individual plastic bags is good , I wasn't sure if the assay office might object to opening loads of bags but if they are ok with it it sounds like a...
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    Possibly stupid question

    Hi All,
    What is the best way to package loose items to send / take to the assay office to prevent damage ? are there any specific containers any of you guys use ?
    sorry for...
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    Thanks for your comments guys , They are very...

    Thanks for your comments guys , They are very encouraging and much appreciated, Thanks.
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    Latest Ring Projects

    Hi,
    A couple of my latest ring projects, The Celtic infinity knot ring I've made for my granddaughter it is set with a blue topaz (November birthstone I think) the spherical one is once again...
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