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    I often use Argentium medium (hard not available)...

    I often use Argentium medium (hard not available) for sterling and find it gives a nice colour and also flows easily. I just use Auflux
  2. Thread: White gold

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    Thanks Dennis, perhaps I wont bother with it...

    Thanks Dennis, perhaps I wont bother with it then, the price has put me off a bit as well.
  3. Thread: White gold

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    White gold

    I'm thinking of making some some earrings in white gold to show off some greyish brown diamonds and wondered what pitfalls I should look out for.
    I have only worked with yellow gold, 9, 14 & 18ct...
  4. Thread: Rings

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    I'll check that out Dennis. Thanks

    I'll check that out Dennis. Thanks
  5. Thread: Rings

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    I knew someone would have the answer.:ta:

    I knew someone would have the answer.:ta:
  6. Thread: Rings

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    Rings

    Hi - has anyone made a ring using the D shape profile but turning the rounded side to the inside? I am asking because Cookson's 'easy fit' use a similar profile and I wondered if D would work....
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    me too, loop the links onto a paper clip or wire...

    me too, loop the links onto a paper clip or wire or safety pin and they will never tangle again...
  8. perhaps you could post a photo of the type of...

    perhaps you could post a photo of the type of crimp you are using and the necklace/clasp end. There are lots of ways of finishing ends
  9. When I used to do beading...faced with a tiny...

    When I used to do beading...faced with a tiny bead at the end too small to take the wire through twice, I would add a larger hole decorative bead at the end which allowed me to crimp and thread the...
  10. Thread: Silver Prices

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    Have just checked the latest price on 0.6mm...

    Have just checked the latest price on 0.6mm silver sheet 100mm x 100mm today and see it has increased by nearly 42% since the end of April.
    I wonder when (or if) it will come back down again any...
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    Pewter is inexpensive and perfect for casting -...

    Pewter is inexpensive and perfect for casting - look at all those fabulous Scandinavian designs.
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    Try using some slightly abrasive polish like...

    Try using some slightly abrasive polish like Tripoli it may lift it.
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    I've just found some square wire I bought in...

    I've just found some square wire I bought in 2019, which I am going to roll down for earrings. The price then was 3.68 and now it's 6.80, hooray the investment paid off!:)
  14. This is a good way to clean the...

    This is a good way to clean the rollers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAH9qWcR5Tc
    Then polishing:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXKTIddduG4
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    I agree George - everything is so dear now, I...

    I agree George - everything is so dear now, I mark every packet with the latest price so I know for my costings. I re-costed the chain because a customer wanted some, will just have to give her the...
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    Silver Chain Price

    Good morning - I have just been re-costing my chain and was shocked to see how much prices have risen since April. Silver 4mm Belcher has increased from 0.680 per g in April to 0.95 per g today. This...
  17. I've seen that style of Rolling Mill a lot on US...

    I've seen that style of Rolling Mill a lot on US sites. Perhaps it's American?
  18. Thread: Mens necklace

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    what about ball...

    what about ball chain?https://www.cooksongold.com/Loose-Chain/Sterling-Silver-1.2mm-Loose-Ball---Chain-prcode-WVY-100&query=ball chain&channel=u
    It comes in other thicknesses too & just slots into a...
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    Have you tried Manchester Minerals?

    Have you tried Manchester Minerals?
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    I'm so impressed by the shape of your clamps Jim....

    I'm so impressed by the shape of your clamps Jim. Perfection
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    not microwave with metal - it would have a fit!!...

    not microwave with metal - it would have a fit!! I have always had success with dunking in hot water to soften the glue....
  22. Thread: cufflinks

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    cufflinks

    Hi - do you think customers prefer bars on cufflinks or chain links? I can appreciate the solid ones would easier to poke through a buttonhole - just wondered...
  23. Thread: Ring In A Box.

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    Absolutely charming Dennis - you are so clever

    Absolutely charming Dennis - you are so clever
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    I once 're-purposed' some silver sugar tongs into...

    I once 're-purposed' some silver sugar tongs into a bangle and I had to pay the Assay Office for a certificate stating it was legal so I could sell them. Ended up making a loss on the sale. You live...
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    Happy Christmas to everyone and thank you for all...

    Happy Christmas to everyone and thank you for all of the invaluable advice I have received over the years.
    I have just finished making a pair of earrings for my grand daughter (91/2) who requested...
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