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    The art of applying gold foil to fine silver,...

    The art of applying gold foil to fine silver, including pmc/art clay, or to sterling silver that has been treated to give a fine silver surface is called Keum Boo. It's an old Korean technique that...
  2. Hi Hannah, I've got a post on my blog...

    Hi Hannah,
    I've got a post on my blog (http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-like-bangles.html) that started out as a "this is what I made today" and ended up as a guide to making...
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    Absolutely beautiful work! Your blog post was...

    Absolutely beautiful work! Your blog post was really interesting to read, especially with all the step by step photos. I'd like to send the link to your post to my students if that's ok with you?...
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    Yippee!! Thanks so much Peter. I'll pm you my...

    Yippee!! Thanks so much Peter. I'll pm you my email etc so that you can tell me the best way to pay you. Thank you so much!
    Jo
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    That is lovely!

    That is lovely!
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    Any chance I could reserve one of the larger ones...

    Any chance I could reserve one of the larger ones too please Peter?
    Thanks,
    Jo
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    A student of mine had something similar happen...

    A student of mine had something similar happen when he was soldering a big piece of silver. Essentially the soldering didn't work as he wasn't using a large enough flame. He tried again and again (at...
  8. Sorry Emma, I missed that bit out! I've got one...

    Sorry Emma, I missed that bit out! I've got one of these 6 ton Heavy Duty Hydraulic Bench Press BRAND NEW BOXED on eBay (end time 28-Sep-10 16:17:23 BST) It's easy to use, easys to put together and...
  9. Thread: Murano Nic

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    They are beautiful rings Nic!

    They are beautiful rings Nic!
  10. I do agree with Jim and George that improving...

    I do agree with Jim and George that improving your sawing and piercing skills will help you no end - it doesn't take long to pick up speed and still be neat and accurate with a bit of practice. The...
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    Thank you Cookies!

    I phoned yesterday as the order that had just arrived had the wrong amount of oval wire in it - I'd ordered enough to make ten bangles of the size I needed, I got enough for 9 bangles plus another...
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    Hi Penny! Welcome to the forum!

    Hi Penny!
    Welcome to the forum!
  13. Thread: Beware!

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    LOL! I get tonnes of those too, as well as the...

    LOL! I get tonnes of those too, as well as the foreign order scams ones too.

    The strangest begging email I got was from someone who said they were near Moscow asking me if I could send them money...
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    I use Ian Wallace too as their insurance covers...

    I use Ian Wallace too as their insurance covers me for teaching and demonstrating too, whether at my workshop or at someone else's venue, as well as everything Lydia mentions.
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    I am so tempted! If my craft show on Sunday is...

    I am so tempted! If my craft show on Sunday is good and there are any left by then I will be in touch!
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    Hi Helen! Welcome to the group! I know parts of...

    Hi Helen! Welcome to the group!
    I know parts of Staffordshire as my in-laws are near Cannock.
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    Hi Lynne! Good to see you here! I hope you're...

    Hi Lynne! Good to see you here!
    I hope you're well
    Jo x
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    Hi Peter, I'm not sure if I'm jealous that you...

    Hi Peter,
    I'm not sure if I'm jealous that you live so close to Hatton Garden or relieved for the sake of my bank balance that I don't!
    Welcome to the group!
    Jo
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    Well, whatever the cause was, I'm glad it's been...

    Well, whatever the cause was, I'm glad it's been cleared up!
    Love the shiney jewellery!
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    That is very strange. Rust on the shot would have...

    That is very strange. Rust on the shot would have been my first thought too. Just to rule everything out, have you tried polishing a different set of jewellery?
  21. Thread: Hi

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    Hi Amy! Welcome to the forum!

    Hi Amy!
    Welcome to the forum!
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    Where is your mark registered Helenka? I send my...

    Where is your mark registered Helenka? I send my work off to London, and they do allow you to send the tag separately and solder it on after marking as long as you send the whole piece as well so...
  23. Thread: Cool Cats.

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    They are amazing Dennis! I love mechanical toys -...

    They are amazing Dennis! I love mechanical toys - there was a mechanical toy musuem that we used to go to when I was a child living in Chichester. I must find out if it's still there as my little boy...
  24. I send everything special delivery (or the...

    I send everything special delivery (or the oversea equivalent) as that's the only method that insures jewellery. Most of the p&p costs are in the items, and I charge 2 for orders under 50, and it's...
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    I use whichever comes to hand first! I use auflux...

    I use whichever comes to hand first! I use auflux most at home, borax most at college
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