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    Thank you China. What is a resist? Is it flux...

    Thank you China.

    What is a resist? Is it flux or something different?
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    Can I use 9ct solder on 18ct gold

    Hi,

    I'm trying to make a kind of birds nest pendant using lots of very fine bits of 18ct gold wire. I have a mix of yellow, white and rose gold.

    I've only very occasionally worked with gold...
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    Hi Peter, Does this exist at Cooksons? I tried...

    Hi Peter,
    Does this exist at Cooksons? I tried to set a mount that was hanging off the side of a ring yesterday and it flew off! I've just searched thermoplastic but nothing comes up. Might it be...
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    Where can I buy a chain like this?

    Hi everyone,

    My sister has put an order in for a necklace like you see in the photo. I emailed Cooksons to see if they sold a chain like this which is sort of paper clip shaped, but they just...
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    Free (and easy) CAD software

    Hi,
    Is there a relatively easy and free piece of CAD software that people use to mock up what a design might look like?
    Thanks
    Emmy
  6. Thread: How on earth?

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    Thank you Dennis and Alistair :-) I’ve had a...

    Thank you Dennis and Alistair :-)

    I’ve had a good read through and taken all your advice on board. Onwards and upwards...next time will be better.

    Emmy
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    Hi everyone, I thought I'd update you on what...

    Hi everyone,

    I thought I'd update you on what happened with the ring. I tried to follow your instructions Dennis but got in a mess/confused, so I decided to go for a straightforward bezel...
  8. Thread: My Blue Period.

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    I love seeing your work Dennis. I really...

    I love seeing your work Dennis. I really appreciate your help whenever I’ve asked any questions, so it’s wonderful to see the work of the wise!
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    Thank you everyone. Seems maybe a little...

    Thank you everyone. Seems maybe a little complicated for me! But I’ll have a bash.
    X
  10. Thread: How on earth?

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    I’ve never made a backless bezel for a faceted...

    I’ve never made a backless bezel for a faceted stone before. Do you just do as you would for a cab? Ie create a square the same size as the stone, fix it to a plate, then saw the hole out? Will the...
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    How on earth?

    Hello

    I hope you are all keeping safe...and sane!

    I wonder if any of you can give some advice on this please. Iíve seen this ring, made by William White, and I really want to work out how to...
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    Oh that necklace is beautiful. I can't even...

    Oh that necklace is beautiful. I can't even begin to imagine how you work with this material as I feel like I've got a lifetime of learning about metal ahead of me before I even consider anything...
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    Hi Helly77, I'd love to see how you get on. I'm...

    Hi Helly77,
    I'd love to see how you get on. I'm new too and have just started to try this out. When I see photos of pieces that have tens of tube settings all attached to each other I can't get my...
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    Thankyou for the advice! I'll give it a go :)

    Thankyou for the advice! I'll give it a go :)
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    Soldering gold wire onto a silver oval

    Hi,

    My new attempt for the weekend is to learn how to solder gold to silver. My teacher says I shouldn't attempt it on my own as it's more tricky than it looks, but she hasn't accounted for the...
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    Sorry for the long delay in thanking you all. I...

    Sorry for the long delay in thanking you all. I wanted to see how I got on before I came back. Based on your advice I got the courage to plough on and, whilst it's not perfect, I'm so pleased with...
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    solderiing 3 posts at once

    Hi everyone,

    I'm making a triangular cage and have hit a potential challenge. I'd really appreciate any tips/guidance please.

    The triangle in the photo has some medium solder in it (I know it...
  18. Hi China, I've put a photo of it below. It's...

    Hi China,

    I've put a photo of it below. It's 11x9mm top surface and I think it's about 5.5mm deep (I'm not at home right now so can't measure depth accurately).
    It's a green beryl which I think...
  19. Whatís the easiest bezel setting for a faceted octogan?

    Morning,

    A question that kept me awake last night....what’s the easiest bezel setting for a faceted octogan?

    Long story short - I have to set a (11x9mm) quite deep faceted octogan into a...
  20. Thanks everyone. I've ordered some finger...

    Thanks everyone.

    I've ordered some finger gloves and will try to be a bit more patient - ie take some time to let the ring cool instead of ploughing on in my excitement! Does the joy of making...
  21. Is there a better way to hold a ring when polishing with a drill pendant?

    Hi,
    I've spent this evening playing with my new drill pendant - trying to work out the best way to take a silver ring from 'formed' to 'highly polished'. I've had OK results but my fingers are now...
  22. Thread: Gem courses

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    Thanks Peter :) I'll check all of those out

    Thanks Peter :)
    I'll check all of those out
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    Gem courses

    Iíd like to do an introduction to gemstone course but want to find the best tutor I can. Iíve had a look online and am overwhelmed by the amount of courses on offer. Who or what course is considered...
  24. I've only been on here for a week and you've already been a MASSIVE help

    Hello,

    I can't tell you how much I've valued this forum since I found it a week ago. I'm new to jewellery making and have found it difficult to work out exactly what I need to set up my workbench...
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