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    I use a kiln. It does sound like dirt. I don't...

    I use a kiln. It does sound like dirt.
    I don't use any glues etc. I scrub the copper with a green scrubby and water. Dry with a clean cloth.
    If you don't see any dirt inside your kiln and you are...
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    Just a little update - just to say my husband...

    Just a little update - just to say my husband swapped out the trigger switch and it now works! So thankful, many thanks for the help.
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    Wow. Thank you Wallace. I've just ordered the...

    Wow. Thank you Wallace. I've just ordered the trigger switch. Apaparently that's usually the issue so well worth giving that a go first.
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    Thank you all. I didn't try the sewing machine...

    Thank you all. I didn't try the sewing machine pedal - I was worried it would make the problem worse - but I had a day off yesterday and I really wanted to use it!! ��
    I am just slightly over two...
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    Foredom Foot pedal problem

    Hello all, I've had a foredom flex shaft for about 2 years. It's just stopped working.
    I tried the drill plugged straight into the mains and that works fine. So it seems my pedal is broken.
    I've...
  6. Thread: What torch?

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    What torch?

    Hello everyone, I'm after some advice on torches.

    I currently use a Dremel hand torch. I started making jewellery 18months ago and then it seemed like a good option but I would like to upgrade....
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    I always take something to do. It would annoy me...

    I always take something to do. It would annoy me that I couldn't do the things I enjoy during my free time! When I had the kids about my spare time was generally used drawing/ designing planning....
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    One from me....inspiration taken from the flowers...

    One from me....inspiration taken from the flowers and birds in the garden in summer - large link silver necklace with a hot red enamelled leaf.

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    Photo isn't great...taken with my...
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    Thermo-loc or polymorph?

    Hello everyone,

    I’ve recently started setting stones and need some setters pitch ( I tried it out in a class) im trying to buy some online - cooksons doesn’t seem to sell anything, amazon sell...
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    Jewellery and Watch fair - Birmingham

    Evening all, I'm contemplating visiting the jewellery show in Birmingham.
    I've never been to a jewellers fair - I am a student (albeit an old one ) is it worth visiting? Is it possible to by...
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    I know :'( why I didn't think it was bad at the...

    I know :'( why I didn't think it was bad at the time I'm not sure....but I'm getting better!
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    That's lovely Dennis! I really love pins and...

    That's lovely Dennis! I really love pins and brooches...dare I say it - I rarely wear jewellery but when I do it's often attached to a poncho or a wrap. I recently made this pin for a friend who...
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    Thank you all, that's very helpful! Caroline,...

    Thank you all, that's very helpful!

    Caroline, I love those pieces! Especially that shawl pin, it's beautiful!
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    Dennis has a point, I have made a few bangles and...

    Dennis has a point, I have made a few bangles and am using a Dremel torch - 3mm round seems to be very difficult to heat. (Possibly ok for dome one with experience!) I can't buy any more tools till...
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    Fold forming - metal thickness

    Me again, sorry I really have been bitten by the bug! Thinking of Christmas presents already! I've done a little bit of fold forming on copper foil and then enamelled. But for Christmas I would love...
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    Thank you, lots to learn...I really like that...

    Thank you, lots to learn...I really like that matt black look and now I've seen those I've seen loads more pieces with it. In my class they just advise in the recesses...and it's never that black...
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    Thanks, i thought it would wear but when I saw...

    Thanks, i thought it would wear but when I saw those earrings I really liked the dark black...I don't fancy adding something over the top either. I think perhap I'll have to practice more bezel...
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    Here is an example...these enamelled earrings...

    Here is an example...these enamelled earrings with oxidised silver hoops....
    (Obviously not my work) I hope I'm allowed to post links?...
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    Thank you, I thought as much! What do people...

    Thank you, I thought as much!

    What do people use on those lovely silver pieces that are oxidised black all over? Does that wear in time?

    Sorry for all the questions - I do have a few books but...
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    I see Emma pipped me at the post!

    I see Emma pipped me at the post!
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    Liver of sulphur

    I'm making copper cuff links, they are enamelled on both sides but I would like the edge of the copper to be blackened.
    Does liver of sulphur go really black, will it wear off?
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    Are you sawing the two ends at the same time? Cut...

    Are you sawing the two ends at the same time? Cut your length slightly bigger than required, shape with some excess on either side and saw through the two ends at the same time. There shouldn't be...
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    I have been there! A job with the added fulltime...

    I have been there! A job with the added fulltime job at home looking after the kids can be physically and mentally exhausting. Juggling their lunch boxes, taxi service to and from clubs, friends,...
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    Thank you very much :) More money spent....I need...

    Thank you very much :) More money spent....I need to stop...I got my Foredom drill this month too, need to practice flush setting at home :). I need get my work area sorted so I can hang up the...
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    Cheers! :)

    Cheers! :)
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