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  1. Thread: Wire guards

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    I don’t think any of the bead stringing finishes...

    I don’t think any of the bead stringing finishes have a place at the front or even the back, they all look quite cheap and crafty. I’m not fond of beading, for some reason it takes me longer than it...
  2. Thread: Wire guards

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    Aw thanks Sheena:) if I’m doing big pieces I like...

    Aw thanks Sheena:) if I’m doing big pieces I like to do a matching clasp and it’s quite a selling point with one customer who likes to be able to wear her clasp round the front, up the side, wherever...
  3. Thread: Wire guards

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    Are they the bits that crimp, if so yes. I only...

    Are they the bits that crimp, if so yes. I only have one though and because they look so cheap I usually cover them with a bead or 2. As you’re following FB wax groups now check out my page as I just...
  4. Thread: Wire guards

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    I used to do a lot of front fastening necklaces ...

    I used to do a lot of front fastening necklaces but as a design feature. I wouldn’t attach the wire directly to the toggle but as was said attach by jump ring for movement. There will be continual...
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    Yes that’s probably why I like them because they...

    Yes that’s probably why I like them because they have an edge against being too flowery
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    Loving your rings Sheena. These are the opposite...

    Loving your rings Sheena. These are the opposite end from your last industrial designs. Something to suit all tastes
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    I’ve got a great sheet for mainly friendly...

    I’ve got a great sheet for mainly friendly patination, I thought I’d shared it with you in the past. As Dennis said vinegar and I used rice which gave a great patination. It doesn’t last well though,...
  8. Thread: New toy

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    He’s just a smarty person! Very lovely though

    He’s just a smarty person! Very lovely though
  9. Thread: Hello Everyone

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    Hi April Glad you’ve put your head above the...

    Hi April
    Glad you’ve put your head above the parapet!
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    Hi Andrea.I know it’s the method of choice by...

    Hi Andrea.I know it’s the method of choice by antique dealers for large items of silversmithing that would require a lot of elbow grease otherwise.
    I wouldn’t advise for jewellery and would suggest...
  11. Thread: Hello everyone !

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    I couldn’t find you on FB but found your album on...

    I couldn’t find you on FB but found your album on Pinterest. Beautiful delicate work.
    You should add your links to your details so they are easy to find
  12. Thread: Hello everyone !

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    These are lovely and delicate. I look forward to...

    These are lovely and delicate. I look forward to seeing more.
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    That goes without saying as we just have to use...

    That goes without saying as we just have to use our spam radar:)
    Our telephone spammers are getting more ingenious and are even using our local landline code, yes we still have a landline!
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    They either give a random answer on quite a few...

    They either give a random answer on quite a few old posts to get their number up so they can post a link or their first post is to welcome another new member.
    I find a bit of spam baiting passes...
  15. Thread: Hello everyone !

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    Hello Irineja, welcome to the forum. When you...

    Hello Irineja, welcome to the forum.
    When you have a question we will try and help. If you have any photographs of your past work then share them with us if you like after you have posted more
  16. Thread: links

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    All you needed to do was cut and paste, I...

    All you needed to do was cut and paste, I wouldn’t have known how to do it any other way!
  17. Thread: Starrett dividers

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    Iíve had my Moore & Wright since 1976, 2 sizes...

    Iíve had my Moore & Wright since 1976, 2 sizes and I inherited more from a precision machinist friend when he gave me all his tools years ago.
    Iíd agree with Peter on size, I use the 3 ins more than...
  18. Thread: Starrett dividers

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    All mine are Moore & Wright but I’ve had them...

    All mine are Moore & Wright but I’ve had them forever
  19. It does darken a bit but should burnish up again...

    It does darken a bit but should burnish up again or try a rub with a duster. If you don’t want to oxidise at all then use your platinol with a pared down cotton bud or a wooden cocktail stick for...
  20. I either use fine silver or work areas of fine...

    I either use fine silver or work areas of fine silver into the design that I intend to keum boo. I find it much easier and less time consuming than depletion gilding
  21. I had very precise designs in mind and they went...

    I had very precise designs in mind and they went out the window almost literally quite quickly! When I started looking at the work of the masters I knew then I’d never get anywhere near so I do my...
  22. It’s definitely an art Bob and plating would...

    It’s definitely an art Bob and plating would remove that particular process. It’s really challenging but then I don’t have a hot plate and either use a plate on the gas hob with all the problems of a...
  23. Can’t answer on the tumblers but you could try a...

    Can’t answer on the tumblers but you could try a metal burnisher. It depends what the piece is but my metal one is finer and smoother than the agate. If I remember you are also supposed to give it a...
  24. Thread: Torch choice

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    Quite good for burning the skins off peppers too!

    Quite good for burning the skins off peppers too!
  25. Thread: Torch choice

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    Glad you like it and doesn’t it make a...

    Glad you like it and doesn’t it make a difference. I do my jump rings with the sievert too. I’d keep the micro torch as its handy for balling silver or balling the ends of earwires
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