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    I think the beads add quite a gothic touch to...

    I think the beads add quite a gothic touch to these pieces which is in itself edgy. Not always what sells right away but we need to make things that feed our souls and someone out there will feel the...
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    Sorry Bob I didn’t read all your post and it...

    Sorry Bob I didn’t read all your post and it probably didn’t register as I know you don’t have to
  3. Well done Dennis at least mine usually fall into...

    Well done Dennis at least mine usually fall into the benchskin amongst all the stuff I haven’t cleaned out in ages!
    I decided to sort out the various trays of bits, wire, component parts I haven’t...
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    I’m putting this out there as I don’t know but...

    I’m putting this out there as I don’t know but would using a lower grade solder not change the hallmark issued!
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    That is gorgeous, what a wonderful flowing form

    That is gorgeous, what a wonderful flowing form
  6. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome Emma I was going to say the same as...

    Welcome Emma
    I was going to say the same as Dennis as your interests are quite different from each other. A project will direct you to the tools necessary for the job and won’t join the tool...
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    Hi Alexis I’ve had mine for decades and I don’t...

    Hi Alexis
    I’ve had mine for decades and I don’t think the needle burner has ever been out of the box! The medium burner meets all my needs except cuffs and then I have to use the flamethrower as I...
  8. Thread: Hello!!

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    Hi Genny , welcome to the forum

    Hi Genny , welcome to the forum
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    If it was bought in a market in Greece many years...

    If it was bought in a market in Greece many years ago, it may well have been artisan rather than mass produces but who knows the quality of the metal or the stone. White metal, synthetic stone....
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    That’s what I wanted to say as the days went on...

    That’s what I wanted to say as the days went on which brought me to my last question!
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    I’m a bit of a riveter too Alastair decorative...

    I’m a bit of a riveter too Alastair decorative and functional but then it does change the look.
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    That’s very lovely Dennis, I’d happily wear that

    That’s very lovely Dennis, I’d happily wear that
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    That would barely cover the time, let alone...

    That would barely cover the time, let alone materials. Good luck with your search
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    Silver isn’t even that cheap anymore. Do you have...

    Silver isn’t even that cheap anymore. Do you have a budget and how much would you be willing to spend on this?
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    It would be really good to get a book, a...

    It would be really good to get a book, a beginners guide to jewellery making that would take you through the basics. There are many good ones on Amazon that will take you through the processes step...
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    I don’t make rings so it will depend on whether...

    I don’t make rings so it will depend on whether it’s silver or gold and the other work involved in the design and manufacture
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    It won’t be as cheap as a ring bought in Greece...

    It won’t be as cheap as a ring bought in Greece so the price will be worth considering
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    Do you have a photo of the ring or your...

    Do you have a photo of the ring or your grandmother wearing it or is this a description of what your Grandmother remembers it looked like?
    Our memories and the reality don’t always match so it may...
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    Either that or you’ll have to find vintage stones...

    Either that or you’ll have to find vintage stones and reuse them. I think the cut of stones is quite different in vintage jewellery
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    Your post came up twice and I’d go with Wendy’s...

    Your post came up twice and I’d go with Wendy’s answer on the other one. They are paying for your design process and everything else that goes into making a piece not just the materials. You can’t...
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    Curteis are excellent and I rarely buy from...

    Curteis are excellent and I rarely buy from anywhere else now as the quality and range is excellent.
  22. Thread: Hello Again!

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    Thanks Sandra. That’s one I did last year, the...

    Thanks Sandra. That’s one I did last year, the actual swimming against the tide is well stuck in the reeds at the moment as a concept!
    It was done with epoxy resin but I’m looking for a less...
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    I really like that Sandra. I’ve found the multi...

    I really like that Sandra. I’ve found the multi chains work ok as long as the pendant isn’t too heavy for the necklet or someone doesn’t yank on it
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    I haven’t tried it Bob as I find myself still...

    I haven’t tried it Bob as I find myself still going back to rouge and tripoli from luxi mid polish. Lots of people do seem to think it’s the bees knees though
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    In many cases itís a matter of preference for...

    In many cases itís a matter of preference for compounds. Some still use tripoli and rouge, some have moved on to luxi and others swear by menzerna. Iím thinking about trying the latter as I still go...
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