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    Well yes there are some, but maybe they are away...

    Well yes there are some, but maybe they are away or unwell.
    I presume you are going to cast rings with a special design, or texture. Otherwise obviously, it would be much simpler to bend them up...
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    Hi Cheryl and welcome to the forum. You are of...

    Hi Cheryl and welcome to the forum. You are of course at liberty to use any metals you have around.
    But if you are an aspiring jeweller, you will want to vouch for the constituents of your pieces,...
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    Being a seller puts you at the mercy of...

    Being a seller puts you at the mercy of miscreants. The best remedy is a short explanation and a re-fund. Dennis.
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    Its very flattering to be asked to repair some...

    Its very flattering to be asked to repair some jewellery, for a friend. But it can also be a poisoned chalice.
    The damaged area will need light polishing, and then re-plating.
    The cheapest means is...
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    Yes, you hold the tongs closed, but it's no great...

    Yes, you hold the tongs closed, but it's no great chore and you have full control. The double hook self closing ones need to be arranged more carefully and can slip unexpectedly.
    The joy of my draw...
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    Thank you Sheena.

    Thank you Sheena.
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    Yes, I'm afraid so David, but you can build up...

    Yes, I'm afraid so David, but you can build up little by little, starting with maybe just round and triangular.

    Below are my draw bench parts, attached to my faithful old work horse, but they...
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    It's triangular wire David, one of my favourites,...

    It's triangular wire David, one of my favourites, but you have to draw it down yourself. Kind regards, Dennis.
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    Hi Jpo31, and welcome to the forum. There isn't...

    Hi Jpo31, and welcome to the forum. There isn't anything very special in making findings for those: just a bit of bent wire with one end flattened to insert and rivet in place. Then a hook to click...
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    Not really, but try getting the base a bit hotter...

    Not really, but try getting the base a bit hotter first, using a more bushy flame and melting the solder so slowly that it does so in slow motion.

    Practice with copper or brass first. The stock...
  11. God idea Sheena, but wont that make them float...

    God idea Sheena, but wont that make them float away?
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    Hope it will be strong enough for you. If the...

    Hope it will be strong enough for you.

    If the cord turns out to be too flimsy, then give up the knot. Use only the upper ring and cut through the front part near the base. pass a thicker cord...
  13. I guess it's tarnish and not to do with your...

    I guess it's tarnish and not to do with your solder, and will only show with translucent stones, obviously.
    So before setting make sure that the bezel cup is clean of pickle, dry and well finished....
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    The elephant in the room is that when tying the...

    The elephant in the room is that when tying the larks head, cow hitch whatever, the cord most pass through the jump ring doubled. This will restrict the thickness of the cord used, and in turn affect...
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    Hi Z, and welcome to the forum. For thong...

    Hi Z, and welcome to the forum.
    For thong material you can browse here:https://www.google.com/search?channel=trow5&client=firefox-b-d&q=coloured+thong+for+necklace.
    The simplest way to stop the...
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    Extra fine shot can be gotten here:...

    Extra fine shot can be gotten here: https://www.creativeglassshop.co.uk/search.html?action=dmExecAdvancedSearch&ProductDetails=1&x=15&y=8&phrase=mixed+shot Dennis
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    Hi Steph, and welcome to the forum. 1. When...

    Hi Steph, and welcome to the forum.
    1. When tight angles fail to polish in a tumbler, it is because the needles in your mixed shot are not fine enough, or you are not tumbling for long enough. About...
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    It's probably 3D printed in wax, or resin, and...

    It's probably 3D printed in wax, or resin, and cast,
    You could make a low tech version, by adding tube collets to a strip, which is about 1,0mm too short, forming a ring, and then stretching it a...
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    Hi Rebecca, and welcome to the forum. I will try...

    Hi Rebecca, and welcome to the forum.
    I will try to answer some of your questions, but come back if I have left something out.

    0.5mm is rather thin for a brooch, but doable. 0.7mm would be...
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    Yes, Patni an amulet. What interests me is that...

    Yes, Patni an amulet. What interests me is that the general teaching is to make a vent hole or better two, somewhere out of sight, so that when heating a hollow object the possible build up of steam...
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    Might I just mention, that for smoothing out...

    Might I just mention, that for smoothing out metal, you need a planishing hammer, which often has one round face and one square face, both slightly convex. They are used directly on the metal,...
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    Hi Razzle, Professionals take great pride in...

    Hi Razzle,
    Professionals take great pride in their chasing hammers, their feel and the beauty of the handles. Often they have more than one size, and even make their own, head and all.
    The reason...
  23. Here is the video referred to, which showcases...

    Here is the video referred to, which showcases thousands of pounds worth of specialised equipment, totally unnecessary for this project.
    The resulting ring would probably not win a design award....
  24. Join a jewellery class. This is an ancient craft...

    Join a jewellery class. This is an ancient craft and needs to be learned. But making a simple engagement ring, does not need elaborate tools, just skill. Dennis.
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    I don't think you can delete your post, Theresa....

    I don't think you can delete your post, Theresa. But you can cancel it as you have done, or by 'reply'. Dennis.
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