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  1. I’ve never used medium, I’ve always stuck to easy...

    I’ve never used medium, I’ve always stuck to easy & hard because folks here said it was tricky and I don’t generally have lots of separate joints in a single piece where I’d need a greater range.
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  2. Thread: Waves pendant

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    Waves pendant

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    Another wave themed piece because the curvy shapes were so pleasing to make. Itís about 2cm wide, made using 1.5mm sterling wire & 0.7mm sheet.
    As usual Iíve struggled getting a decent...
  3. Optimum thickness of sheet for sweat soldering

    Hi folks, I havenít been making much for the last few months as work has been really busy but Iíve been back at my workbench last week for a birthday present.
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    Iím mostly happy with it as...
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    Poll: The only ones i've made so far have been little...

    The only ones i've made so far have been little copper oak leafs that were cut from 0.7mm sheet - mostly because thats what I had available rather than by design. They feel sturdy enough without...
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    Weíll done Nick, I love these.

    Weíll done Nick, I love these.
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    Once it’s oxidised surely it stays black anyway?...

    Once it’s oxidised surely it stays black anyway? Or are you finding that a silver polishing cloth is getting into the recess too much & taking it off while you shine up the rest of the ring?
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    Not chicken out on trying to pursue Silver...

    Not chicken out on trying to pursue Silver Squirrel Jewellery as a small but sustainable artisan craft business!
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    These are gorgeous, I love mixed media projects...

    These are gorgeous, I love mixed media projects and wood is such a naturally beautiful material. I do hope you make that chess set!
  9. Thread: reticulation

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    Thats not a bad name for it Dennis, I'm going to...

    Thats not a bad name for it Dennis, I'm going to use that!

    Thanks for the compliments, the squirrel is one of my favourite things i've made so far. Its cut by hand from copper sheet, though the...
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    A playful entry from me this month bringing...

    A playful entry from me this month bringing inspiration from my other crafting hobbies: an homage to that long-standing tradition of cheesy festive earrings worn at the office christmas party, along...
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    Wirksworth Festival

    The Wirksworth Festival is an annual autumn event in a lovely little town where I live in the Derbyshire Dales. It attracts artists and makers from all over the country to exhibit and sell their...
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    Beautiful and immaculately detailed as ever...

    Beautiful and immaculately detailed as ever James, I do love your plants & flowers. :)
  13. Thread: reticulation

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    So, i finally have a couple of my reticulated...

    So, i finally have a couple of my reticulated spoon pieces assembled.
    The first is an abstract design, the second is a specific commission for a friend and combines the textured spoon with a little...
  14. Thread: reticulation

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    Maybe enthusiast rather than genius :"> The...

    Maybe enthusiast rather than genius :">
    The spoons were rather experimental and I wasn't sure how well they'd survive the process but I'm quite pleased with the result. They have sagged a little in...
  15. Thread: reticulation

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    Yep, heat it and pickle it a few times to get a...

    Yep, heat it and pickle it a few times to get a good layer of fine silver on the outside. Then heat it til the inside melts and goes all wibbly inside the outer skin of silver.
    I've seen some...
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    I use an old saw that I got on ebay under the...

    I use an old saw that I got on ebay under the 'vintage jewellers tools' listings - seems well balanced, didn't cost much and has a nice feel to it. Possibly isn't as light as a modern one as it has...
  17. Thread: reticulation

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    reticulation

    After doing it by accident on a something I was attempting to anneal a while back, reticulation is now one of my favourite things! Wonderfully wrinkly textures that appear almost like magic as you...
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    When you create a new post or reply to someone...

    When you create a new post or reply to someone else's the forum gives you a box in which to type your text and above it a series of little pictures & symbols. Each of those allows you to change...
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    Squirrel has been a nickname for a very long time...

    Squirrel has been a nickname for a very long time and so I’ve made myself a squirrel necklace. Bail & loop made from silver wire and carefully shaped so that it hangs just right on my favourite...
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    You could always suggest that she gets a 2nd...

    You could always suggest that she gets a 2nd opinion from another independent jeweller about the work involved, cost & risk of modifying the finished ring - might make her appreciate the worth of her...
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    Might want to consider how easy it would be...

    Might want to consider how easy it would be retrofit some later on if you decide its actually freezing and you'd like some insulation after all! If you're anything like me you'll accumulate a tonne...
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    I usually take a knitting project. For jewellery...

    I usually take a knitting project.
    For jewellery I might take a sketchbook for designs but mostly it’ll just be knitting. And that reminds me, I need to sort out a project for my holiday in a couple...
  23. Thread: Adhesive

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    ha, i've got visions of a bunch of small children...

    ha, i've got visions of a bunch of small children with ice cream smeared on their faces and sticky fingers adhered to the notice like fly paper!
  24. Thread: Adhesive

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    Thanks for replies. Dennis, I've glued because I...

    Thanks for replies.
    Dennis, I've glued because I couldn't think of a better way to fix it into the domed shell with my current skills. Neither the glass nor the metal are a flat regular shape so it...
  25. Thread: Adhesive

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    Ah, just the info I was looking for. My design...

    Ah, just the info I was looking for.
    My design doesnt involve completely flat surfaces so if it’s going to work it needs a good adhesive. Do you think it would be secure enough for something like...
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