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  1. Thread: Hallmarking help

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    Hi Billieellen. Itíll be marked as 925 being the...

    Hi Billieellen. Itíll be marked as 925 being the predominant metal

    Sorry Peter there was no reply when I started typing
  2. Thread: Hi all!

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    Hi Tony & Emma welcome to the forum. Not many of...

    Hi Tony & Emma welcome to the forum. Not many of us participating these days but always happy to help with specific questions. Not sure we do much networking though
  3. It won’t be clean silver if you’ve melted it with...

    It won’t be clean silver if you’ve melted it with solder so that may also have made a difference
  4. If it’s just marked 925 it could be anything. If...

    If it’s just marked 925 it could be anything. If it’s a cuff link was there solder involved?
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    I should do it myself Jules! Things look very...

    I should do it myself Jules! Things look very different in photos that’s why I take at least 3 views for my page. It’s a bit late when you’ve actually set the stones to do anything about it though...
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    I took a screenshot and rotated the picture. It...

    I took a screenshot and rotated the picture. It was interesting to see where placing the bail somewhere else completely changed the pendant
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    There is asymmetry but I think balance is then...

    There is asymmetry but I think balance is then important. You’ve created almost a triangle and so personally I would probably have put the setting on the diagonal or the downward wire so that it...
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    I couldn’t possibly comment !

    I couldn’t possibly comment !
  9. Thread: Ruts!

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    And he’s off! I can’t enlarge them on the iPad...

    And he’s off! I can’t enlarge them on the iPad but they are looking good and have taken you in a new direction. There will be no stopping you
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    I have an old iron plate I use on the hob but...

    I have an old iron plate I use on the hob but have been known to hold it over a very low flame on a mini torch removing it when hot enough. The key is burnishing it to the silver. You know when...
  11. Thread: The Cook Book

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    I think I should probably have got it by now as I...

    I think I should probably have got it by now as I did get a confirmation at the time. 6 weeks or so seems a bit of a stretch
  12. Thread: The Cook Book

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    I tried posting the link for you but it’s no...

    I tried posting the link for you but it’s no longer working. We’ve been urged to order one free for months which I did in April and it’s dawned on me hat it never arrived
  13. Thread: Gold plating Ö..

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    I would explain that they are plated and not...

    I would explain that they are plated and not silver. I wonder if she knew that. I wouldn’t be taking on the extra costs involved in plating. If you’re doing it for nothing it as a favour then nothing...
  14. Thread: A Rash!

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    That’s up to the gallery then but there is really...

    That’s up to the gallery then but there is really nothing to explain until they speak to them
  15. Thread: A Rash!

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    I think they were being opportunistic as the...

    I think they were being opportunistic as the gallery was shut. I haven’t been anywhere that would give a refund on jewellery if I didn’t like it, either an exchange or a credit note with limited time.
  16. Thread: A Rash!

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    A Rash!

    I set up a case in a gallery on Wed for the opening of the new show on Fri.
    On Thursday they phoned to say they had both tested positive for Covid and the show wouldnít open until they didnít. They...
  17. Thread: Ruts!

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    We all start out making what sells at the...

    We all start out making what sells at the beginning. I’m in a position to make only what I enjoy and get something from . One off bespoke pieces and if someone doesn’t like or can’t afford a piece of...
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    No never happened to me either. I do tend to...

    No never happened to me either. I do tend to sweat solder sheet and I use paste taking off the excess for balls or granules
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    0.5 seems very fine for cotton depending on the...

    0.5 seems very fine for cotton depending on the weight of the medallion. The websites selling end fittings as suggested will give you internal diameters so you can work it out for yourself
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    Kernocraft have a good selection of cord ends and...

    Kernocraft have a good selection of cord ends and cords no doubt. They aren’t expensive so you might have to play around with what works best for you, try different cords different knots, make the...
  21. It was beautifully shot as a piece of art but not...

    It was beautifully shot as a piece of art but not really a teaching video
  22. What a beautifully filmed and edited video...

    What a beautifully filmed and edited video though. To the untrained eye it’s all smoke and mirrors and he makes it look really easy and quick. Aye right as we say in Scotland!
  23. Hi Xiao. I have read your intentions nd agree...

    Hi Xiao.
    I have read your intentions nd agree youíve set yourself a task!
    You canít melt aluminium so can remove that particular option
    If you want cheap then you would make a prototype in copper...
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    Peter can do it

    Peter can do it
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    I live in rural Scotland so don’t have knowledge...

    I live in rural Scotland so don’t have knowledge of companies in London. Now that you’ve changed your question you might get more help from jewellers who buy stones regularly
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