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    Well, this month it looks like i'm not forgetting...

    Well, this month it looks like i'm not forgetting to post something here #-o ... This sterling silver bracelet has a blue/black patina on it.

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  2. Thread: Busy weekend

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    No need to make the question, then :) Thanks for...

    No need to make the question, then :) Thanks for the link.
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    You can buy casting grain online ...

    You can buy casting grain online

    http://leinajoya.es/bronce-granalla-1kg

    Bronze is difficult to cast and work with. Too hard.
  4. I sell a lot on etsy. So, loosing some money on...

    I sell a lot on etsy. So, loosing some money on this new adventures doesn't mind too much. Worst in all is not the money, but the time you lose throught a return (AZclaim, phone calls, ...). As a...
  5. selling on AMAZON HANDMADE - my (horrible) expirience

    Hello,

    Just in case somebody is wondering about selling on the newly promoted AMAZON HANDMADE, i'm going to talk about my expierence there:

    Well, for a start, i've been selling that platform...
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    I was computer geek a few years ago, living in an...

    I was computer geek a few years ago, living in an office and only knowledgable about computers. No friends or relatives having bussiness related with jewelry.

    It is a long and hard way, but you...
  7. I've just ordered a big leather sandbag ... ...

    I've just ordered a big leather sandbag ...

    Thank you very much Dennis - on behalf of my neighbours as well ...
  8. impact noises - how to get reduce them to a minimum

    Hello,

    When you are hammering something solid, for example a bracelet to fold form it, this can be pretty noisy also when using your disc cutter and other "jeweler taks" ... And when it's only one...
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    CZ and onyx. Both colors should be the easiest to...

    CZ and onyx. Both colors should be the easiest to combine and therefore the easiest to sell.

    I would use the garnet and blue topaz to make a pendants. The poligonal shape makes them easy to hang...
  10. Thread: reflections

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    Yet another possibility, if you have a reflex...

    Yet another possibility, if you have a reflex camera, is using a polirizing filter. Sometimes it helps.
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    Hi Michelle, Perhaps you can post a photo of...

    Hi Michelle,

    Perhaps you can post a photo of your ring.

    smoth edges, well rounded, exact size AND no visible soldering in the joint. Obviously before to sell, you have to make sure to be able...
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    Hi Faith, Unless you have bent the "bezel"...

    Hi Faith,

    Unless you have bent the "bezel" inwards, you can try drilling a small hole again in the back - with a lot of care not to touch the stone - and using a wood stick try to push your stone...
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    Yes, was open. I have instructions on how to...

    Yes, was open.

    I have instructions on how to measure your wrist, how to choose the the right size, how to clean it, ... And even having this all, i always end up being asked the same size...
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    shaping borders on bracelets

    Hello,

    When you make a bracelet starting from a silver sheet, borders will look flat or curved (anticlastic/sinclastic). This is ok for most people, as they understand handcrafted items will never...
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    let's talk about difficult customers

    Hi everybody,

    I have had to deal with a "funny" complaint of a customer about a broken bracelet. Did you know that a bracelet, done from a 1.25 thick solid sterling silver sheet cut to size, can...
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    Thank you very much to you all ... I will try...

    Thank you very much to you all ...

    I will try adding some charcoal power,and also some .999 silver. Guess both will be enough.

    Regarding small soldering on the pieces to melt, yes, they may...
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    Two small tips for soldering the big copper rod...

    Two small tips for soldering the big copper rod to something much ligther:

    - red hot first the big rod with the torch, while keeping the thin sheet hot (touch it with the flame from time to time)...
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    Thank you very much, Theresa. I think that will...

    Thank you very much, Theresa. I think that will fix the problem.

    And how much do you add, more or less?
  19. For example, i used this and is not bad at all: ...

    For example, i used this and is not bad at all:

    Mongay Zapón Cinco Aros (Five Rings) Lacquer for Metals

    Perhaps in uk you have different brands to try too.

    But mind that UV-resistant...
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    recycled silver tarnishing at a faster rate

    Hello,

    I have a lot of silver 925 to recycle myself ... i'm taking about pounds and pounds from processing lots of orders ... I use a crucible and a oxy-torch for melting it and then make sheets...
  21. Poll: Self taught here too: buying equipment, trial and...

    Self taught here too: buying equipment, trial and error, vids, more errors, lots of errors .......

    It's interesting to notice this is the choice for around 80% of people.
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    Hello from Spain

    After quite a long time reading this forum .. here i am

    I live in Zaragoza (Spain) and i'm pleased to find a place where you can share knowledge on jewelry, my passion and now my full time...
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