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    Thanks Dennis. I will experiment with 0.8mm sheet...

    Thanks Dennis. I will experiment with 0.8mm sheet and then work upwards as necessary.

    I will upload a picture of the test ring when I work out how to do it (later today hopefully, should be...
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    Silver ring made of sheet - how thin?

    Hello,

    I have designed a ring made of a single long, narrow piece of silver sheet. The design necessitates the silver to be relatively thin so it can scored, filed and bent. I made a test ring out...
  3. Thanks Dennis, I gave it a test yank the other...

    Thanks Dennis, I gave it a test yank the other day with the unsoldered jump rings, and it was those that came apart rather than the chain. But yes, the menace is indeed a menace and I'm aware I'll...
  4. OK to put gold-plated brass in safety pickle?

    I made a pendant out of brass and had it plated in rose gold. I now want to put it on a rose gold chain and solder the jump ring attached to it closed so that my relatively expensive pendant can't be...
  5. Thanks George - pm'd you!

    Thanks George - pm'd you!
  6. Wanted: Small amount of 9ct red gold solder

    Hello,

    I need to solder a couple of jump rings closed and need a tiny amount of red gold solder - certainly not enough to warrant buying a whole panel. I was wondering if anyone would be able to...
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    Many thanks Dennis. My college tutor thinks she...

    Many thanks Dennis. My college tutor thinks she once used the company who provided the cheapest quote, and said the finish was so bad, she ended up taking it all off and having it redone elsewhere. I...
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    Can you recommend a plating company?

    Hello,

    I've not been on here for ages due to having a baby in December, but I'm coming to the end of my City and Guilds course and want to plate a necklace I've made in rose gold.

    I've had...
  9. Hello Lucy, I am extremely envious! Last week I...

    Hello Lucy,
    I am extremely envious! Last week I attended the catches, clasps and connections course there and it was excellent. The facilities there are excellent, the tutor I had was incredible,...
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    I went yesterday and left feeling equally...

    I went yesterday and left feeling equally awe-struck and depressed at the quality of workmanship!
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    Hello from another Bristolian! Well, I'm Welsh,...

    Hello from another Bristolian! Well, I'm Welsh, but I live here. Thanks for the tip about the tool shop in Gloucester Road, FVT, didn't know about them. Was up there yesterday as well, damn! I...
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    Ah yes, I see your point now. All of the similar...

    Ah yes, I see your point now. All of the similar rings I have seen were of course in a harder metal. That's a very good piece of advice, thank you.
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    Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm aware of...

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm aware of Hot Diamonds and how successful they are, so mine isn't an aesthetic question about the use of silver, but more a question about the durability of...
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    OK to flush set diamonds in silver?

    I want to make my mum a ring with small diamonds (about 2mm) set at intervals all the way round. However, I can't stretch to white gold at the moment. Would it be feasible to flush set these very...
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    Thanks again for taking the time to be so...

    Thanks again for taking the time to be so helpful. I'll order the Sutton one.
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    or indeed this one? Spitzstick Scorper 2/0...

    or indeed this one?

    Spitzstick Scorper 2/0 :2/0 - Cooksongold.com
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    Ah OK, how about...

    Ah OK, how about http://www.suttontools.co.uk/acatalog/Sutton_Tools_Gravers___Swiss_Vallorbe_162.html specifically Sutton Tools Round Edge

    No problem with the sharpening, I think I have that...
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    Oh, that is very, very kind of you, thank you so...

    Oh, that is very, very kind of you, thank you so much. I need to order some more silver today so I will order a graver and then be in touch again. My father has sharpening stones so I can keep them...
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    My problem is not having the equipment to grind...

    My problem is not having the equipment to grind them! Thanks for the info, Peter.

    I actually only want to make some false channel settings and stitch the back of them to secure the stones, as...
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    Thank you, Goldsmith. Your work is absolutely...

    Thank you, Goldsmith. Your work is absolutely splendid, by the way. Really.
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    Please can you tell me more about grinding them...

    Please can you tell me more about grinding them down? I want to do some channel setting and I need a #50 round according to Cogswell - does anyone have any idea what size that measurement relates to...
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    I'm doing it at Bath college, where I have been...

    I'm doing it at Bath college, where I have been studying on and off (on their "part time" course) for the past 5 years. I'm not sure what level it is, though - it's the first year of the two year...
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    City and Guilds Course in Jewellery

    Hello,

    I am registered on this course and slightly nervous but very excited. Has anyone done it and can you give me some tips?

    I've found a course overview online from 2009 and the projects it...
  24. Hello Adam, Ah, no - my mistake! My 50...

    Hello Adam,

    Ah, no - my mistake! My 50 included delivery. I'll just have to spend more :)

    Thanks!

    Bob
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    That's brilliant, thanks for those pictures Nic!

    That's brilliant, thanks for those pictures Nic!
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