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    Hi, this is a good place to learn :) give us...

    Hi, this is a good place to learn :) give us something fiendish to help you with :D
  2. I don't know if this helps but I thread it back...

    I don't know if this helps but I thread it back through the crimp and several beads, pulling on the end I crimp the crimp bead then I cut off the excess wire. Remember to have some space on your wire...
  3. Thread: Silver Prices

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    I'm really hoping it might drop at some point...

    I'm really hoping it might drop at some point this year.
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    Noticed this in Instagram, the silvera jewellery...

    Noticed this in Instagram, the silvera jewellery school are doing an online course on filigree work 27-29 of November I think it is. Here's the link ...
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    Instagram will result in sales (lots of people...

    Instagram will result in sales (lots of people have their insta account directing people to their etsy page), you really need to be posting regularly though and engaging with your followers. Make...
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    I'd like to do more sawing. I still find it quite...

    I'd like to do more sawing. I still find it quite tiring but I already prefer to saw over using snippers.
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    With the tiny things I was sawing i noticed that...

    With the tiny things I was sawing i noticed that it was rather nice sawing at right angles seemed to be easier to see what I was doing. I'm left handed but do you prefer to saw clockwise or...
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    Do you have the hoover running the whole time or...

    Do you have the hoover running the whole time or stop sawing to clear the debris? ;)
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    Peter, ah I see now. I have on occasion used...

    Peter, ah I see now. I have on occasion used stencil plastic (from the art shop) to make a quick stencil for matching earrings. Metal is definitely a more resilient long lasting way to go. I've never...
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    Thanks Peter that gives me some useful ideas. I'm...

    Thanks Peter that gives me some useful ideas. I'm going to try using a brush to remove the dust. How is a metal template used to saw shapes? I've heard it mentioned but I've never seen it done or...
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    Sawing small things

    What's the best way to go about sawing tiny items like flowers abt 3mm in diameter(for decorating rings etc.) I found drawing your design on a label was not a good idea, using a pen is too...
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    Costing is by far the most tedious part of...

    Costing is by far the most tedious part of jewellery making. It slows things right up if everything you make is a one off. I'm trying not to let the thought that silver is even more expensive stop me...
  13. Thread: Bezel short

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    When you're doing deep open backed bezels do you...

    When you're doing deep open backed bezels do you make the ledge out of fine silver too?
  14. Thread: Bezel short

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    One of the jewellers I follow on insta...

    One of the jewellers I follow on insta recommended bearer wire a while back so I had some in my supplies. I've used it twice now and it's not for me. I think it's taking me a lot longer to get it to...
  15. Thread: Bezel short

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    sterling bezels

    In making this ring with a sterling silver bezel rather than a fine silver one, i was wanting to ask everyone under what circumstances people use sterling for their bezel rather than fine silver?
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    Morning Alistair, i took the ring out of the...

    Morning Alistair, i took the ring out of the coolmorph last night and actual the stone is pretty good now. i was using a square pusher with a rawhide mallet. it thought i wouldn't need the coolmorph...
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    a few tips, you first flatten your crimps with...

    a few tips, you first flatten your crimps with your crimping pliers, as you do so try to keep one wire on each side of the crimp. then you turn your crimp 90 degrees and press down again this should...
  18. Thread: Bezel short

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    Mmm had a go, but it still moves in it's setting...

    Mmm had a go, but it still moves in it's setting slightly, I think that bearer wire has made the space roomier on the seat and no amount of hammering from me has quite sorted it. I might just have to...
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    Just went over it with some light hammering....

    Just went over it with some light hammering. Feels firmer. Doesn't wobble but still rattles in it's setting.
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    Okay folks I've got a wobbler on my hands. I...

    Okay folks I've got a wobbler on my hands. I thinks it's been caused by the L shaped bearer wire i used (i wouldn't recommend using it on anything but large settings, the differant rates of...
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    Ah after a lot of faffing, realised I should use...

    Ah after a lot of faffing, realised I should use a piece of square wire :) was going to make it fancy now back to preferring it plain. Have put the bits away and will come back to it later when my...
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    I will be forever grateful for your brainwave...

    I will be forever grateful for your brainwave :ta: and we'll all fill that gap in our own particular way. I'll put a picture up when I finish mine ;) Though it may be a little while, having to lie...
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    Ahh, now that's an interesting thought. I like...

    Ahh, now that's an interesting thought. I like that idea! Mmm some sort of feature. That'll get me ruminating :D
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    No that makes sense. Nothing is ever the exact...

    No that makes sense. Nothing is ever the exact same length on both sides :) unfortunately I can't do this in this case because it has a preformed seat. I have been rolling it on a mandrel and it's...
  25. Thread: Bezel short

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    Bezel short

    I cut my sterling silver teardrop bezel (made from L shaped bearer wire) I little bit short =:-O can I save it, stretch it perhaps? Or should I just start again? It was going so well but I knew that...
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