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    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement...

    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement when your stone is in the bezel (at this stage, whilst you're testing for fit) you might find that once it's actually set and bezel pushed down and...
  2. Thread: Hi all

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    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing...

    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing what you make and what other experience you bring.
    Deb
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    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works...

    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works faster warmed but will work cold. Very smelly though.
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    It's also available online...

    It's also available online

    I consider myself primarily a hobby maker, albeit one that occasionally sells the occasional piece, and am happy that I can buy from reputable sources such as Cooksons....
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    For me the issue is definitely one of aesthetics, I love the Schiller in labradorite and that's difficult to replicate in all of my experiments so far. And as for gaudy glass, well I take your point...
  6. This is a subject that's been bothering me for a...

    This is a subject that's been bothering me for a while. I don't have a huge collection of stones but have decided I have enough of a palette to play with for now and won't be buying more. Instead...
  7. Thread: Gold earrings

    by misspond
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    They are very nice. I made some almost exactly...

    They are very nice. I made some almost exactly the same as that a couple of weeks ago, although the wire was 1mm and they were silver and not gold, and moonstones and not diamonds. Immediately...
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    Thanks for that, really nice to take a look at...

    Thanks for that, really nice to take a look at their work and I'm a bit envious that your saw actual pieces in a gallery.
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    Hi Lisa! Look forward to seeing what you make....

    Hi Lisa! Look forward to seeing what you make. Deb
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    Very nice, a great 60s vibe to them.

    Very nice, a great 60s vibe to them.
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    Oooh, nice!

    Oooh, nice!
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    What a shame she didn't wear them, they're...

    What a shame she didn't wear them, they're beautiful!
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    Your mileage may vary with this technique - it...

    Your mileage may vary with this technique - it can be done as others have torch fired sunny bronze metal clay and there is a CoolTools YouTube video that goes through the process. I however failed...
  14. Thread: Kilt Buckle

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    I think that looks fabulous, and agree that a...

    I think that looks fabulous, and agree that a high polish on the surface would just be a nightmare to maintain.
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    Thanks Peter, that's good to know.

    Thanks Peter, that's good to know.
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    So can I expect to see this gold foil...

    So can I expect to see this gold foil disappearing over time? I've looked for info about this but can't find any - the photo above shows the Keum Boo gold that was applied to the etched shank before...
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    That's fair enough, I'll know for myself how long...

    That's fair enough, I'll know for myself how long it takes for the gold to be assimilated by the silver.
    I bought my gold foil at Metal Clay, a smaller piece than the Cooksons sheet but at just over...
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    Should probably add that when I opened my...

    Should probably add that when I opened my envelope of gold foil I discovered after my first use that there were two sheets of foil. So I consider this to be my "practice" sheet.
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    Experimenting is the name of the game though...

    Experimenting is the name of the game though Dennis. The large labradorite ring was made with the KB gold added to the shank and the large stone setting added afterwards - I'd read it was possible...
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    They're lovely, very nicely done.

    They're lovely, very nicely done.
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    Thanks Caroline. I've used sterling silver but...

    Thanks Caroline.
    I've used sterling silver but depletion gilded in order to raise the fine silver to bond the gold. Everything that's been KB'd has been brass brushed, 3M wheeled and through the...
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    I really like how the patina on this looks,...

    I really like how the patina on this looks, brings out the texture really nicely.
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    Thanks for looking! Deb
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    Finally broke out my kiln and made some little...

    Finally broke out my kiln and made some little bits and pieces with Sunny Bronze metal clay, and realised I could use my small stash of gilding metal to complement it.

    The thickest wire I had is...
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    Enjoying my time off work

    I'm fortunate to have a term time job even though I no longer work in a college and this week I finally feel as though I've indulged myself in my hobby.

    First of all I have been making little...
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    Pleased to read that it works :)

    Pleased to read that it works :)
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