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  1. Thread: 1mm shot

    by misspond
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    I use a combination of 1,2 and 3mm shot and it's...

    I use a combination of 1,2 and 3mm shot and it's great.
  2. Seconded. Kim has made some great videos in the...

    Seconded. Kim has made some great videos in the last 12 months.
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    Merry Christmas everyone, onwards and upwards!

    Merry Christmas everyone, onwards and upwards!
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    very nice Dennis, good to see you playing with...

    very nice Dennis, good to see you playing with metal again.
  5. Thread: Ear wires

    by misspond
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    Im my opinion the kind of ear wires you're...

    Im my opinion the kind of ear wires you're describing can be bought very cheaply and to be honest I think they make hand made earrings look cheap. Bizarrely it takes minutes to make interesting ear...
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    This will be incredibly unpopular I'm sure but I...

    This will be incredibly unpopular I'm sure but I have a cheap manicure micromotor and it's fab, been using it for a couple of years now.
    And I have a cheap pendant motor that I can add a cheap...
  7. Is the tree being made with silver clay and...

    Is the tree being made with silver clay and silver wire? If so then coating it in silver clay shouldn't be a problem so long as you have a kiln big enough to take the finished item.
  8. Hi there! Soldering is both simple and not...

    Hi there!

    Soldering is both simple and not simple..... Simple when you know what to do, not so simple when you don't. So personally I'd suggest getting some 1.5mm sterling wire and play with...
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    It's something I'm aware of but don't use as most...

    It's something I'm aware of but don't use as most of my items can be sent via a large letter stamp in a small PIP box. One of the shops on my way to and from my day job has a Post Office inside so...
  10. I love that piece on the far left with the blue...

    I love that piece on the far left with the blue stone, I'm a big fan of not too much fussiness.
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    Snake chain is the work of the devil. I've been...

    Snake chain is the work of the devil.
    I've been looking at your acrylic work with interest - at the end of the day the desire to create is strong isn't it? And should always be given in to.
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    Love that sea horse Dennis, very nice.

    Love that sea horse Dennis, very nice.
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    This is the photo I meant to post, after the week...

    This is the photo I meant to post, after the week of hard work they endured....
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    As for the gallery wire questions - so are you wanting to a) make a bezel setting with ordinary bezel strip...
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    Thank you, that's the look I was going for,...

    Thank you, that's the look I was going for, ornate treasure that has been dug up. Paste solder is good if you get decent stuff, like a lot of soldering you've got to get in hot and fast. I just use...
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    When it comes to creating tiny pieces of solder I...

    When it comes to creating tiny pieces of solder I just beat my soldeer strips with a hammer on a bench block until it's thinner, cut down the strip and then acorss with snips into a tin, one tin for...
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    With granules I've used paste solder before, it...

    With granules I've used paste solder before, it helps those little suckers stick where I want them. Depends how large your ganules are I suppose. I've seen people make a "seat" with a small ball...
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    I bash my solder strips with a hammer until it's...

    I bash my solder strips with a hammer until it's as thin as I can get it and then use stout scissors to cut strips down the length, hammer them back into some kind of order and then cut across to get...
  18. Try International Craft - they've got chain...

    Try International Craft - they've got chain like that in their loose chain section (I use their loose chain all the time, it's easy enough to add a clasp and jump ring). Scroll down to the bottom of...
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    If the links are big enough you can thread chains...

    If the links are big enough you can thread chains in loops on a satefy pin, or onto a thin strand of copper wire (or indeed any wire) if you have some. That's how I tumble chains anyway.
  20. Thread: Silver Prices

    by misspond
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    To be honest it was much higher about three...

    To be honest it was much higher about three months ago, that was my main reason for starting to play with much smaller pieces, along with using my small scrap pot as creatively as possible.
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    Thanks for the compliment Bob, much appreciated.

    Thanks for the compliment Bob, much appreciated.
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    They were kiln fired Dennis. The general wisdom...

    They were kiln fired Dennis. The general wisdom from the metal clay groups I'm in says a long and slow kiln firing over two hours is preferable to a 10 minute torch firing. And these earrings were...
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    That's true Theresa, but in all honesty I could...

    That's true Theresa, but in all honesty I could do without adding another string to my bow just yet ;)
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    Metal Clay Earrings

    I was commissioned to make something for a friend's 70th birthday at the beginning of October - "You know mum, she likes silver and she likes green." We decided on earrings and I was left to my own...
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    Someone sent me a link to a sand casting video...

    Someone sent me a link to a sand casting video they'd found and suggested I should try it. I explained that silver is far too expensive for that kind of experiment at the moment, and hadn't she...
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