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    I'm guessing it's Anna McDade - love her etched...

    I'm guessing it's Anna McDade - love her etched work
  2. Blimey - allergic reaction to what, the...

    Blimey - allergic reaction to what, the cuttlefish?
  3. And it really stinks as well

    And it really stinks as well
  4. I poke a bit of a saw blade through a few times...

    I poke a bit of a saw blade through a few times which is enough for venting but not too chunky so you won't get 'branches' off the main rod.

    Also this may seem obvious but it's vital that it's...
  5. I've always preferred using cuttlefish with an...

    I've always preferred using cuttlefish with an assortment of knitting needles to cast rod, never had much success with ingot moulds.

    its been a while since I attached a photo - see if this works
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    Thinking of teaching mokume? I think South...

    Thinking of teaching mokume?

    I think South Hill Park in Bracknell might have all that apart from the press
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    I'd second James's suggestion about Whitby jet. ...

    I'd second James's suggestion about Whitby jet.

    If they're dead set on coal, I'd recommend using a closed back bezel design and then seal the top of the coal with either ordinary or doming resin...
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    The Cally Hall book is pretty good for entry...

    The Cally Hall book is pretty good for entry level gemmology - I've had mine for nearly 20 years and its all I've ever needed.
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    Hi Rob Thanks you for your response and...

    Hi Rob

    Thanks you for your response and explanation.

    I note that you are currently having a sale on silver until 11th November so I think this would be a good time to stock up!
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    Not heard a thing in the twelve days since Rob...

    Not heard a thing in the twelve days since Rob said they would look into it.

    I've drawn my own conclusions from the silence.
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    I understand the principle of this however...

    I understand the principle of this however shouldn't this also have been the case when the price of the raw material was going up? Yet over the last few years whenever the price of silver went up the...
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    Thanks Rob - there may be underlying reasons I'm...

    Thanks Rob - there may be underlying reasons I'm unaware of like maybe your costs have gone up or something which is fair enough but I was a bit surprised! Will await your feedback in due course
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    Confused about Cookson Silver pricing

    This is a bit long but it's made me grumpy.

    Having watched the falling silver price over the last yearI have recently started stocking up again on sterling sheet on various thickness. I've been...
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    [QUOTE=Hans Meevis;71097]That's amazing. I have...

    [QUOTE=Hans Meevis;71097]That's amazing.
    I have never actually realized what this hallmarking business is.
    I have researched a bit more and as I see it, it is basically a method to keep some...
  15. Is this the sort of thing you mean?...

    Is this the sort of thing you mean? http://www.selectedjewels.com/scripts/Sterling-Silver-Elongated-Four-Strand-Wire-Twist-Earrings-p161568.htm
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    A trick I was taught to repair hollow bangles is...

    A trick I was taught to repair hollow bangles is to solder a reasonable thickness wire on the outside of the dent, then pull the wire to pull the dent out and then unsolder the wire. Not sure it...
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    I also like using the half round rollers to make...

    I also like using the half round rollers to make nearly oval wire for comfort fit/court rings - roll it through once and then turn it upside down and roll it through again. This will give you a good...
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    Unless there's a joke I'm missing, technically...

    Unless there's a joke I'm missing, technically not correct. Half round rollers for rolling mills have been around for years - most durstons have 4 D groves on the side and even my cheap mill has a...
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    I use a slightly different method of applying the...

    I use a slightly different method of applying the image.

    I use an old iron clamped upside down in a vice on a non steam setting. Then a piece of kitchen roll (to be able to pick up the metal when...
  20. Thread: Magazines

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    Magazines

    i'm having a bit of a declutter and have a stash of Art Jewelry and Jewelry Artist/Lapidary Journal magazines to get rid of.

    2009- present, some complete years, some gaps. Apart from Art Jewellery...
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    Blimey I'll have to keep an eye on ebay then -...

    Blimey I'll have to keep an eye on ebay then - I've seen them on gallery websites for about 400!
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    They look like they should be a prop in a film...

    They look like they should be a prop in a film like Pan's Labyrinth. Would love to get my mitts on one - I've had a soft spot for decorative tins and metal boxes since I was little (bit weird I...
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    Just thought I'd share

    Rather fond of his boxes http://www.newcraftsmanstives.com/index.php?location=artist&artist=233

    Just that really. Slow day at work today...
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    I take it you've never looked at Medusa's website?

    I take it you've never looked at Medusa's website?
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    "We are all in the gutter, but some us are...

    "We are all in the gutter, but some us are looking at the stars" ;-)
    Good old Oscar

    Although some us us really need to stop looking at 44mm on our rulers and do some work
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