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  1. Oh good question and I'll be lurking for the...

    Oh good question and I'll be lurking for the answer.

    I've been asked to add a bail to a (male) friends stone. It's been pierced sideways (like a bead) rather than front to back and I was debating...
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    Hobby/craft shops sell it in small glue sized...

    Hobby/craft shops sell it in small glue sized tubes for this type of application. (I work a lot in mixed media hence my rather off the wall approach at times)

    The clear silica is waterproof too...
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    Would clear silicon sealant work? I use it...

    Would clear silicon sealant work?

    I use it for attaching sea glass (which is heavy) to glass to make translucent sun catchers. The sealant dries clear so is invisible and but gives you plenty of...
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    I tried and failed! Hopefully this works -not...

    I tried and failed! Hopefully this works -not the greatest picture. Oddly one side came out much browner than the other. I buffed off the highlights with a fine emery paper
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    Well I thought I'd experiment. I had a heavily...

    Well I thought I'd experiment. I had a heavily textured piece that needed to be darkened to get some contrast.

    I put 1tsp of sulphur powder in a glass jar and 5 tsps of warm water. I added the...
  6. Thread: Hello

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    Very new here too but I've found the old hands...

    Very new here too but I've found the old hands very helpful to a raw beginner :)
  7. Thread: Doming blocks

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    Doming blocks

    Has anyone used the Cooksongold nylon block and punches please?

    If so did you like it?
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    If a hard boiled egg works would a paste of...

    If a hard boiled egg works would a paste of flowers of sulphur work? I have a lot of that!
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    Surely that would be a black mould though and I'm...

    Surely that would be a black mould though and I'm not sure it would survive the production process?
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    This got me curious as I couldn't see how mould...

    This got me curious as I couldn't see how mould could grow in citric acid - I found this in a photographic forum - looks like a bacterial contamination maybe?
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  11. Thread: Uncut stones

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    I know this is an old thread but I'm on the...

    I know this is an old thread but I'm on the lookout for ethical gemstones - this link just proved rather expensive!! Just love the vintage ones - that circumvents my problem nicely
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    I certainly do! I'll give it a go, Thanks!

    I certainly do! I'll give it a go, Thanks!
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    How do you get past the jewellers references...

    How do you get past the jewellers references requirement? I'm still very much at the beginners end so I'm not going to be selling for a while yet and then it'll be very low key when I do.
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    Thanks both Well it's the same as a pair of...

    Thanks both

    Well it's the same as a pair of shoes I haven't bought because of lockdown! Foredom is definitely something to be aspired to for the next purchase though.

    I certainly don't want...
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    Ah I think I can now! ...

    Ah I think I can now!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/35K-RPM-Dental-Marathon-Micromotor-Polish-N3-Handpiece-w-10-Drill-Burs-2-35mm/284145477957?hash=item422863e945:g:mpUAAOSwra9fjnUF

    or do I need...
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    Thanks Caroline I did have a search but ended...

    Thanks Caroline

    I did have a search but ended up more confused than ever! Those Marathon micrometer recommendations for example - are those the dental units ?

    It won't let me post a link but...
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    New rotary tool needed

    Arrgh - my Dremel just died on me. To be fair it was not ideal but it did to be going on with until I could justify buying something better. However that choice has been taken out of my hands.

    I...
  18. Thread: Hello

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    Hope for me yet then!:D

    Hope for me yet then!:D
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    Thank you - yes I've discovered Andrew Berry! ...

    Thank you - yes I've discovered Andrew Berry!

    Not so interested in online tutoring- it's the practical skills I need refining and I'd far rather have someone watching me and telling me what I am...
  20. Thread: Hello

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    Hello

    Just thought I'd say hello

    I'm pretty new to this and my booked silversmithing course has fallen foul of the new lockdown so I'm going to be relying on YouTube videos for the time being.

    I'm...
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