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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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  16. 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....
  17. 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.
  19. Both can be found in 14 carat on Etsy....

    Both can be found in 14 carat on Etsy....
  20. The main reason not to mix carats, is that there...

    The main reason not to mix carats, is that there will be a difference in colour, more apparent in the hand, than in a photo.

    If this is important to you, then use the same carat. Dennis.
  21. Thread: Gold solder

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    Yes, but buy the thicker of the solder wires,...

    Yes, but buy the thicker of the solder wires, which is easier to snip and put in place.
    (I've never learned to do actual wire soldering, where you touch the wire to the heated piece). Dennis.
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    Ah, you intend to fuse them. I've done some of...

    Ah, you intend to fuse them. I've done some of that with Argentium silver.

    In this case its a good idea to make an undersized hole in the top of each dome first. That will provide ventilation....
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery George. I did write...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery George. I did write something similar before, but forgot to press reply. Is there a cure for that? Dennis.
  24. Hi Naomi. In the absence of replies here, the...

    Hi Naomi.
    In the absence of replies here, the major showrooms have free noticeboards, so you might think of phoning them to place an advert. Dennis.
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    Hi en diva, Two hole gold balls are available...

    Hi en diva,
    Two hole gold balls are available from Cookson, and elsewhere on line.
    For reasons of economy they will be quite thin, so the stronger option would be 18 carat.

    Making them yourself...
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