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    Thanks again Dennis, I’ll have to do a bit of...

    Thanks again Dennis, I’ll have to do a bit of experimenting! I’m attaching bronze clock hands to a silver clock face with a silver tube. Since the tube will fit tightly in the hole I could solder...
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    I've finally just got back to working on my...

    I've finally just got back to working on my hand-riveting project yesterday! I bought several sizes of tube and found one that works perfectly. I first tried a scribe to rotate around and it worked...
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    Thanks Dennis! As it goes with every project...

    Thanks Dennis! As it goes with every project Iíve discovered I need additional tools for this project starting with a tube cutting jig. Iím hoping I finally get to the point one day when I find I...
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    Could I just ask in regards to sterling tube...

    Could I just ask in regards to sterling tube rivets - where is a good source to buy these from? Or would you just use regular silver tube?
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    Thanks everyone, I’m going to look online for...

    Thanks everyone, I’m going to look online for more info on using a tube to make a rivet. I like the idea of not using a hammer at this point too. I may actually just change the hands to silver to...
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    Thanks China, sometimes I feel like a perpetual...

    Thanks China, sometimes I feel like a perpetual jewellery student as I don’t do jewellery-making regularly enough! I’m a member of “At the Bench’ and watched a few riveting videos today and realised...
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    Attaching Clock hands

    Hi everyone! Iím in the middle of a project Iíve actually been working off & on for years! I think itís NEARLY there now. I have a silver base piece in the shape of a clock face which is etched in...
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    Oh Iím so sorry to hear that Peter! I hope you...

    Oh Iím so sorry to hear that Peter! I hope you are doing better now and no worries about the photos! Bails are a constant area of discontent for me so I just like to see what others have done x
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    I know this is an old thread - but what type of...

    I know this is an old thread - but what type of bail did you finally decide on Peter?
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    I actually use a rock tumbler I bought for £5 at...

    I actually use a rock tumbler I bought for £5 at a boot sale... It has ribs inside and a round screw top barrel with a clear plastic lid that fits over the machine to reduce noise. I filled it with...
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    They are very cute - I love them!

    They are very cute - I love them!
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    Oh thank you both - you’ve saved me from spending...

    Oh thank you both - you’ve saved me from spending £50! I have subscription to ‘At the Bench’ and just noticed today he has some videos on bail-making with some good & practical advice.
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    Hi Susie, I don’t know if it’s been updated! When...

    Hi Susie, I don’t know if it’s been updated! When searching for the book I read that Oppi Untract has since died. Does it have good bail-making information? It costs about £50 so I’ve been debating...
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    Beautiful work Dennis!

    Beautiful work Dennis!
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    Yes I can totally understand that.

    Yes I can totally understand that.
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    Missing the Competition

    I just wanted to say I miss the monthly competition here on the forum. It used to give me inspiration for jewellery designs even if some (or most) of mine werenít very good!
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    I’m still finding it very difficult to go out and...

    I’m still finding it very difficult to go out and actually enjoy it - the new Covid meaures(which I know are necessary) make me feel stressed. Things just don’t feel normal yet. Maybe an early...
  18. Thread: Bails, etc.

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    I was searching the forum for bail ideas and came...

    I was searching the forum for bail ideas and came across this old post of mine I’d forgotten about - some things just haven’t changed as bails are still a challenge for me! I was just looking for...
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    Wow thanks for that! I am able to see exactly...

    Wow thanks for that! I am able to see exactly what I need now - the 2020 Thompson clear for silver. Next mission is to find it!
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    Alastair I am using fine silver for this project....

    Alastair I am using fine silver for this project. I think maybe I should try a different clear enamel, I will look at the one you mentioned, thanks!
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    I used a kiln, at about 790C for 2 minutes each...

    I used a kiln, at about 790C for 2 minutes each firing. I did the counter enamel first then after cooling flipped it over and enamelled the front.
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    Clear Enamel for Silver

    Hello all,

    I just have a question about clear enamel, I'm currently teaching myself enamelling and as it goes when I'm teaching myself anything it results in many mistakes! I want to do some...
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    How gorgeous! I stopped in the forum today to...

    How gorgeous! I stopped in the forum today to look up enamelling tips but instead got distracted by your amazing work!
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    Thanks Caroline! I was just looking at your links...

    Thanks Caroline! I was just looking at your links and wanted to say I love your ‘swimming against the tide’ pendant. Is that done with enamels?
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    Thanks Dennis, thatís what I suspected! I donít...

    Thanks Dennis, thatís what I suspected! I donít have a rolling mill yet but I could try cutting strips of silver from sheet. Iím finding standard bezel wire to be almost too thin for seaglass. If...
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