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  1. If you are a complete novice to jewellery making...

    If you are a complete novice to jewellery making then Argentium is probably not the best material to start with as it has its own quite tricky and unique requirements. I haven’t used it because of...
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    Sorry to hijack Geoffrey’s post but wanted to...

    Sorry to hijack Geoffrey’s post but wanted to show off what has turned out to be a stylish Parker pen of the 70s.
    I have another not so stylish Parker both cartridge and a Swan and a Stephens. I’ll...
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    Yes Bob only this time it’s jewellers. We have...

    Yes Bob only this time it’s jewellers. We have sewing, pottery and of course lots of baking and cooking. I believe that the first project was to design and make 3 bangles in 3 hours but someone else...
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    Thanks George, I’ll have a look for them

    Thanks George, I’ll have a look for them
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    I don’t know Kathryn but how do they edit. I know...

    I don’t know Kathryn but how do they edit. I know that the pottery people say it’s impossible to produce some of the tasks they put forward in that timeline and they complain that it gives Joe public...
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    Mine won’t be quite vintage or maybe it is but...

    Mine won’t be quite vintage or maybe it is but not as vintage as the couple I have somewhere that have perished innards. I wouldn’t imagine it’s anything special as we’re didn’t have much money
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    One of the participants on a fb forum said she...

    One of the participants on a fb forum said she hadn’t seen the edit so you have to wonder. It’s like ceramicists say that the pottery show gives a false picture of how long it takes
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    I’ll have to look into that Bob I think I got it...

    I’ll have to look into that Bob I think I got it for my 21st which was a long time ago!
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    How satisfying to use your own pen. Very lovely...

    How satisfying to use your own pen. Very lovely
    I’ve got so used to using a computer my writing is now illegible unless I use a drawing pen and I expect auto correct! I must look out my fountain pen...
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    Hello Geoffrey welcome. Your prototype pen...

    Hello Geoffrey welcome.

    Your prototype pen looks wonderful. Did you saw pierce the silver yourself or buy it like that? Caroline
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    It depends as Peter said if you’re confident with...

    It depends as Peter said if you’re confident with a file and if that confidence stretches to something with a motor! Also matching each side if you haven’t done this before not knowing what skills...
  12. Thread: Prince Phillip

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    No matter anyone’s feelings about the Royal...

    No matter anyone’s feelings about the Royal Family to be married to anyone for 73 years is astounding. This will be a very sad day for the Queen.
    There is a shocking amount of grave dancing on...
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    That’s great Laurie. I’m sure you feel good to...

    That’s great Laurie. I’m sure you feel good to have mastered it now!
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    I’ve never made a rectangle any other way but...

    I’ve never made a rectangle any other way but then I don’t follow videos. I would make thicker ones the same way I’d make a box and as you say a thinner fine silver bezel folds round quite easily
  15. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    Oh well done Dennis. I kept on wondering where...

    Oh well done Dennis. I kept on wondering where the oil was as parsley is rather a well used herb in Scotland
  16. Thread: Parsley Oil.

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    Whatever next Dennis! I always wonder who was the...

    Whatever next Dennis! I always wonder who was the first to try these new things and found it was good for 2 very different purposes
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    Thanks Bob I’d never heard that except for...

    Thanks Bob I’d never heard that except for painting but then I’m old:)
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    Could you not have made the bezel in one by...

    Could you not have made the bezel in one by scoring and if necessary needle filing the corners and folding to have only one joint wherever you needed it? What does yellow ochre do, I usually just...
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    Hi Yvonne, welcome. From the photos it looks as...

    Hi Yvonne, welcome.
    From the photos it looks as if the settings have a wire which goes through the hole of the shamrock and is formed into a loop of some sort through the chain. I have to wonder how...
  20. I wish it was as simple as that! Although tbh...

    I wish it was as simple as that! Although tbh this isn’t always the easiest forum to find things in and it needs a lot of patience. There are only a few of us still actively trying to share our...
  21. Hello from me too Nick You’ll need a few more...

    Hello from me too Nick
    You’ll need a few more posts before it will allow to to share. Good to check out forum rules so that you’re not tearing your hair out in frustration!
    Caroline
  22. Thread: Plastic bits

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    It’s been such a long time since they seem to...

    It’s been such a long time since they seem to have had any input that I’m not sure I knew this was a place for complaints.
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    You need to email Cookson direct this is just the...

    You need to email Cookson direct this is just the makers forum and isn’t for customer queries
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    I bought the Dremel as suggested before, turned...

    I bought the Dremel as suggested before, turned it on and noise and vibration were intolerable. It went back in the box and has joined the tool graveyard in the cupboard
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    Now that conjures up a whole other picture...

    Now that conjures up a whole other picture George.Probably on a par with praying that you can get back up again and don’t have to call for help!
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