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  1. Thread: 'Made' Online

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    You are so right Dennis. Online is ok, but...

    You are so right Dennis. Online is ok, but seeing jewellery and maker in the flesh is always better. xx
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    All That Glitters 8pm BBC2 Tonight

    Its on, I'm recording it, is anyone else going to be watching??

    Shaun Leane is one of the judges and I can't wait to see what is made and how.
  3. Thread: 'Made' Online

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    Thanks for posting the link Dennis; I had a quick...

    Thanks for posting the link Dennis; I had a quick look and there were a few interesting designs. How do you think it compares to previous years?
  4. Why don't you have a go at the processes involved...

    Why don't you have a go at the processes involved by making it in copper first, setting a cz? You can make as many mistakes as you like and its far better to make them on copper with a cz than with...
  5. Thread: Brooch Pin

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    That's lovely Sheena and well worth the wait! ...

    That's lovely Sheena and well worth the wait! You must be really chuffed with all that work and also that your eyes are ok too.
  6. Thread: soldering mitres

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    Your boxes are beautiful Theresa and I'd happily...

    Your boxes are beautiful Theresa and I'd happily buy one. I like the addition of the stone on the top, which imo makes them even more desirable.
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    My favourite is the top right ring. Gorgeous!

    My favourite is the top right ring. Gorgeous!
  8. Thread: Wax carving

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    I agree with Sheena Caroline, maybe have a go at...

    I agree with Sheena Caroline, maybe have a go at something new that you know you can easily achieve. Maybe have a workshop tidy? I find that really theraputic when I can't seem to get anywhere with...
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    I regularly saw tiny things and use a hoover tube...

    I regularly saw tiny things and use a hoover tube suspended above what I'm sawing, which removes the 'dust', so I can see where I'm sawing. If the hoover tube isn't suitable for the situation, use...
  10. Thread: Caddy Spoon

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    That is exquisite Alastair. Even though you...

    That is exquisite Alastair. Even though you don't want to sell it, I'd definitely be having it hallmarked, but would have it on the reverse of the 'handle' area if I had made it. I do like the idea...
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    Stephen Goldsmith mentions in his book Polishing...

    Stephen Goldsmith mentions in his book Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths that you use a spoonful of powder mixed with clean water and shot in the barrel. Fill the barrel half...
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    I know others will disagree, but in Stephen...

    I know others will disagree, but in Stephen Goldsmiths book he mentions that round barrels/tumblers are for polishing stones. The ones he recommend have flat sides with vanes inside. Here's a link...
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    I use Town Talk silver cloths and find they bring...

    I use Town Talk silver cloths and find they bring things up to a good shine. If using washing up liquid, I always use a good quality one, rather than a cheappie.
  14. Thread: Tarnishing info

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    That's interesting Caroline, I think I'm going to...

    That's interesting Caroline, I think I'm going to do a test with my jewellery, give it a clean, wrap in acid free tissue paper, along with a tab and see how it fares. God knows what sort of glue...
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    That's good to hear Bob, I've always found them...

    That's good to hear Bob, I've always found them very helpful.
  16. Thread: Tarnishing info

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    I was quite astonished about some of the findings...

    I was quite astonished about some of the findings and wonder if its almost too much information to give customers, or perhaps not??
  17. Thread: Tarnishing info

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    Tarnishing info

    I've been researching tips on stopping tarnish and found this on the BAO website and thought it might be useful to others. https://theassayoffice.com/tarnish_labexpert
  18. Thread: Silver plating Q

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    I am unsure whther you are uk based or not. ...

    I am unsure whther you are uk based or not. There ae companies that will do this for you, such as rhodium plating something. IMO, though, I'd be wanting to ensure I'd made the best job of removng...
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    I normally bung in a tablespoon, but I've got a...

    I normally bung in a tablespoon, but I've got a relatively small pickle pot. If it doesn't work after about 20 mins, chuck in some more!
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    The max thickness of sheet I put in my cutter is...

    The max thickness of sheet I put in my cutter is 1mm. I wouldn't go up to 1.2mm personally.
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    You are welcome Sheena, I hope it all works...

    You are welcome Sheena, I hope it all works properly when it arrives. :D
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    You don't need a light box necessarily. We...

    You don't need a light box necessarily. We started out with one, but now use A3 paper pinned to a perspex backing and its been fine. It depends on what you want to do really. Also I don't take...
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    I usually get my pickle from George Weill, but...

    I usually get my pickle from George Weill, but have recently found this site https://www.inoxia.co.uk/Basket/Index which is cheaper.

    Hope that helps. xx
  24. Thread: Freedom at Last.

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    Oh Dennis, I bet that was lovely and so much more...

    Oh Dennis, I bet that was lovely and so much more enjoyable than being stuck indoors and your meal probably tasted better too! We went to our favourite bookshop on Thursday and it felt so wonderful...
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    With mine, I put it on the hot setting for 20...

    With mine, I put it on the hot setting for 20 mins, then the keep warm setting. Like Caroline, if my lid rattles, I know I've left it on hot for too long. Could you try some in a bowl, sat within...
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