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  1. Thread: Silver Soldering

    by Ceri
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    I had a similar problem when trying to solder an...

    I had a similar problem when trying to solder an infinity bracelet.
    I solved my issue by hammering the solder into a flatter piece before heating; the larger flat surface area of the solder then...
  2. Poll: From birth also tongue in cheek but my mum still...

    From birth also tongue in cheek but my mum still has some of the first pieces I made at nursery including a painted pasta necklace (where I insisted on a symmetrical colour pattern) and a necklace...
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    Handmadeblanks; Simple, elegant and classic! ...

    Handmadeblanks; Simple, elegant and classic!
    Was that your first attempt at casting?
    Did you use a wax model or a found object to create your mould?

    Ceri.
  4. Thread: New Cut opal

    by Ceri
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    Beautiful. I've only recently started to cut...

    Beautiful.

    I've only recently started to cut and carve my own shell and stones but as I am working with hand tools it takes a loooong time and is very much a labour of love rather than a...
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    I use a standard soldering block for most flat...

    I use a standard soldering block for most flat joins but have a charcoal block for soldering pieces when I want to avoid any fire scale (although that makes me smell like a bonfire) and a magnesia...
  6. Thread: Cold bonding ?

    by Ceri
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    Could this be a job for silver clay and...

    Could this be a job for silver clay and technoflux?

    Use a small amount of silver clay to fill the previous engraving and a little extra to screed over the engraving plate where damaged.
    Use...
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    susieq, Wonderful witches which deserved to win....

    susieq, Wonderful witches which deserved to win. Well done.

    I love the cat and broomstick by Wallace, (reminds me of tabby from the worst witch) and Sally, your bats are really cute!
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    I too have a last minute entry. I've been trying...

    I too have a last minute entry. I've been trying to make a spiders web pendant similar to a Victorian one I saw in an antique store. The web was relatively simple, the spider and fly ok... Soldering...
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    Never worry about "horrible hands" if your hands...

    Never worry about "horrible hands" if your hands are creating beautiful things. You have lovely strong slim fingers and the ring complements your hand beautifully! It's quite lovely.
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    Not specifically an app but you could create a...

    Not specifically an app but you could create a secret Pinterest page and upload and store your images there then you can tag them as you like and invite people to view them as you wish.
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    Thanks pearlescence. I'm definitely going on...

    Thanks pearlescence.

    I'm definitely going on Sunday and Tuesday (trying to wrangle Monday free too, as there are a number of seminars I wanted to join.

    I'll look out for you all to say hello!
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    Pearlescence, have a wonderful time in Hong Kong....

    Pearlescence, have a wonderful time in Hong Kong. If you see any paua pearls I'd be interested. I know they are cultivated now but supplies seem to be limited to specific jewellers.

    I hope you...
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    I agree completely that contacting HMRC is always...

    I agree completely that contacting HMRC is always best for clarification. Please be advised that they are cutting their workforce and closing the majority of their local tax offices and moving a...
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    Had to go and look at the jewellery on the...

    Had to go and look at the jewellery on the Liberty website after reading this...The zoom function on images does the pieces no favours! Now I feel I must photograph every piece I make and blow it up...
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    Hello Beadmamma and welcome back. Sounds like...

    Hello Beadmamma and welcome back.

    Sounds like you have a whole wealth of crafting experience to share...I look forward to running into you on the forum!

    Ceri.
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    ...and speaking of caution...did you get a...

    ...and speaking of caution...did you get a definitive answer from your insurance company?
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    Hi handmadeblanks, That is true. If...

    Hi handmadeblanks,



    That is true. If employed, your tax and NI are deducted at source, If you run a business Corporation tax is payable annually and VAT (if registered for VAT) as well as the...
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    Since forming the company at the beginning of...

    Since forming the company at the beginning of 2015 the details and rules about what can and cannot be done have changed. I didn't trade at all for the first year but did what is considered by HMRC to...
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    Anyone going to IJL 2017?

    Just that...

    http://www.jewellerylondon.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvpXF043j1QIVorvtCh2YbgHKEAAYASAAEgJsa_D_BwE

    I'm just visiting to meet suppliers and attend seminars with a possible view to...
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    As far as I understand it (and I am not a...

    As far as I understand it (and I am not a professional but have talked to an accountant and an HMRC small business advisor) the allowance was bought in for hobby/early stage of business development...
  21. Thread: My padlocks. :)

    by Ceri
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    Not sure why you were smashing one of the...

    Not sure why you were smashing one of the padlocks but it did get my attention which lead me to the motorcycle!!!
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    Wow. Just Wow. I've only watched the last...

    Wow. Just Wow.

    I've only watched the last video about making motorcycle Carburetor, Battery & Belt Drive and finishing tank but I am definitely going to make time to watch the rest this weekend as...
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    I bet your brother in laws girlfriend was...

    I bet your brother in laws girlfriend was thrilled. Cute and quirky!
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    ShinyLauren, Keep your receipts from all your...

    ShinyLauren, Keep your receipts from all your business expenses. You may not be making a profit yet but if you are intending to do so you may want to register for VAT in the next few years and if you...
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    I apologise if I offended you by suggesting that...

    I apologise if I offended you by suggesting that you lied, in effect. I didn't mean to imply that you were being dishonest. I was merely stating the case that an insurance company would make to avoid...
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