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  1. Thread: basket setting

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    The devil makes work for idle hands.

    Dear Debs,
    I looked for it today, but was unable to find it.
    The trouble is that one evening around the time of that post, i played with the Forum settings and lost all the pictures posted by me to...
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    Looks like you'll have to try one, Kristina. The...

    Looks like you'll have to try one, Kristina. The trick is to find out what a standard sized sheet is for them and cram in as many images as you possibly can.
    You can also consider sharing with a...
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    Yes, easy enough to find. My only comment is that...

    Yes, easy enough to find. My only comment is that as most of your pieces are made from wire, they are a little bit lost and difficult to see on a white background.

    Much easier and more attractive...
  4. Thread: Hello

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    Hello, just start asking. Dennis.

    Hello, just start asking. Dennis.
  5. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    Well done, thank you for your feed back. Dennis.

    Well done, thank you for your feed back. Dennis.
  6. Don't start with a fully equipped workshop. Buy...

    Don't start with a fully equipped workshop.
    Buy a used copy of Two in One Manuals https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewellery-Two-Manuals-Madeline-Coles/dp/1840921978.
    It pictures the tools and describes...
  7. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    Nothing personal, Bob. It just reminded me of the...

    Nothing personal, Bob. It just reminded me of the annual Ideal Homes Exhibition at Earls Court London, which I used to enjoy as a teenager.
    The demonstrators of systems and gadgets, far outpaced the...
  8. Thread: Gold Plating?

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    It's a a slick demonstration video but if you...

    It's a a slick demonstration video but if you halt it near the end, you will see white patches on the knot of the ring. Obviously not as foolproof as claimed.

    I hope you will be able to show us a...
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    Yes, the patina will quickly darken if not...

    Yes, the patina will quickly darken if not protected and wax is not going to work for long.
    I would normally suggest a clear lacquer spray from a hardware store Sheena, but as you already have a...
  10. Oops wrong web site. try morticians. Dennis.

    Oops wrong web site. try morticians. Dennis.
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    If you search for decorative cord ends for...

    If you search for decorative cord ends for necklaces, or variations of the key words, you will see what is out there, but none as pretty as yours . Dennis
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    Hello, sleeping dragon. Good to have you back....

    Hello, sleeping dragon. Good to have you back. Dennis.
  13. Thread: Neck manaquin

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    Another reason for incorporating some jump rings...

    Another reason for incorporating some jump rings for adjustment, is that the neckline of the shirt, or top will influence the ideal length in some cases. Dennis.
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    Steve LAO posted that in 2013 and he is long...

    Steve LAO posted that in 2013 and he is long retired. When it gets tricky, it's always best to check with your assay office. They will be open tomorrow.
    Dennis.
  15. Thread: New Year

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    Thank you Keltz and the same to you. This is the...

    Thank you Keltz and the same to you. This is the year Optivisor sales fall dramatically. Unlucky for some. Dennis.
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    Hello Jas, good to hear from you. Dennis.

    Hello Jas, good to hear from you. Dennis.
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    Rashbel Bellore have some unusual imported...

    Rashbel Bellore have some unusual imported chains.
    Samuel findings also off Hatton garden are a go to place for chains.
    If they don't have what you want, they probably don't exist in the UK and...
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    The traditional way is to twist them with smooth...

    The traditional way is to twist them with smooth pliers, a quarter turn every 3mm or so. They will then be resistant to bending under moderate pressure, but continuous flexing would eventually cause...
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    Viruses are public enemy no1. Get well soon Deb....

    Viruses are public enemy no1. Get well soon Deb. Dennis.
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    I can answer some of the questions: I have...

    I can answer some of the questions:

    I have done this with pitch in a stout wooden box, but as you soften the surface of the pitch to embed your piece using a torch, you must take care not to...
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    It looks too lightweight for a pendant motor...

    It looks too lightweight for a pendant motor (they weigh 4- 5kilos), but if you order it by mail order, you can try it and return it if it does not work.

    Not everyone buys a stand for this,...
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    Chrismas is Almost Here.

    So Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year to all our members and get well soon to those who are poorly. Dennis.
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    Poll: Well then,the customer is unlikely to look...

    Well then,the customer is unlikely to look closely at the jump rings to see whether they are soldered, but as you have already found, will complain if they open in use.
    However if you have a hundred...
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    Poll: I don't think a poll is appropriate. The answer...

    I don't think a poll is appropriate. The answer is that lobster clasps have a spring, which will fail to work if overheated. So the answer depends on your soldering skills. Dennis.
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    If i were doing this, I would close the jump...

    If i were doing this, I would close the jump rings first with a little surplus solder and then sweat onto a ball for a neat result.
    I do have reservations about heating ball chain for necklaces, as...
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