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    Thankyou for the advice! I'll give it a go :)

    Thankyou for the advice! I'll give it a go :)
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    Soldering gold wire onto a silver oval

    Hi,

    My new attempt for the weekend is to learn how to solder gold to silver. My teacher says I shouldn't attempt it on my own as it's more tricky than it looks, but she hasn't accounted for the...
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    Sorry for the long delay in thanking you all. I...

    Sorry for the long delay in thanking you all. I wanted to see how I got on before I came back. Based on your advice I got the courage to plough on and, whilst it's not perfect, I'm so pleased with...
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    solderiing 3 posts at once

    Hi everyone,

    I'm making a triangular cage and have hit a potential challenge. I'd really appreciate any tips/guidance please.

    The triangle in the photo has some medium solder in it (I know it...
  5. Hi China, I've put a photo of it below. It's...

    Hi China,

    I've put a photo of it below. It's 11x9mm top surface and I think it's about 5.5mm deep (I'm not at home right now so can't measure depth accurately).
    It's a green beryl which I think...
  6. Whatís the easiest bezel setting for a faceted octogan?

    Morning,

    A question that kept me awake last night....what’s the easiest bezel setting for a faceted octogan?

    Long story short - I have to set a (11x9mm) quite deep faceted octogan into a...
  7. Thanks everyone. I've ordered some finger...

    Thanks everyone.

    I've ordered some finger gloves and will try to be a bit more patient - ie take some time to let the ring cool instead of ploughing on in my excitement! Does the joy of making...
  8. Is there a better way to hold a ring when polishing with a drill pendant?

    Hi,
    I've spent this evening playing with my new drill pendant - trying to work out the best way to take a silver ring from 'formed' to 'highly polished'. I've had OK results but my fingers are now...
  9. Thread: Gem courses

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    Thanks Peter :) I'll check all of those out

    Thanks Peter :)
    I'll check all of those out
  10. Thread: Gem courses

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    Gem courses

    Iíd like to do an introduction to gemstone course but want to find the best tutor I can. Iíve had a look online and am overwhelmed by the amount of courses on offer. Who or what course is considered...
  11. I've only been on here for a week and you've already been a MASSIVE help

    Hello,

    I can't tell you how much I've valued this forum since I found it a week ago. I'm new to jewellery making and have found it difficult to work out exactly what I need to set up my workbench...
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