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  1. Thread: Opinions

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    I look forward to seeing the finished item.

    I look forward to seeing the finished item.
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    Never seems to have the right colour for copper...

    Never seems to have the right colour for copper in stock though unfortunately.
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    Can't disagree that there's lots listed, just...

    Can't disagree that there's lots listed, just that most of them of the correct colour are in the US and will incur postage charges that whack the price up. But as I recall I think the ones I bought...
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    Very nice, when I used to make copper earrings I...

    Very nice, when I used to make copper earrings I used to use niobium ear wires (pre-made) in a coppery shade - less jarring than silver to the eye and without the need to additional patina that would...
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    Lovely work as always Dennis, really beautifully...

    Lovely work as always Dennis, really beautifully done.
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    Noted! :D Thank you :o

    Noted! :D



    Thank you :o
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    Absolutely, I make things in order to scratch my...

    Absolutely, I make things in order to scratch my creative itch (which sounds like it needs treatment!) and selling a little means I can keep investing in materials. A friend asked me yesterday why I...
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    That's a lovely piece, really nicely made, I'm...

    That's a lovely piece, really nicely made, I'm sure it'll be much appreciated!
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    Thanks Dennis, yes I'd normally use a paintbrush...

    Thanks Dennis, yes I'd normally use a paintbrush to add the LoS so as not to get the patina behind it but didn't today. No matter, it's a tiny little thing and I'll wear it myself.

    I do sell a few...
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    I'd only tell you lot! ;)

    I'd only tell you lot! ;)
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    Playing with scrap

    Yesterday I spent the day playing with scrap, Keum Boo and used patina on a couple of pieces. Sadly the little amethyst I used in the smallest piece got a bit lost when I added liver of sulphur...
  12. Thread: Reticulation

    by misspond
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    That's a lovely piece, very nicely done.

    That's a lovely piece, very nicely done.
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    I'm a big fan of this calculator when making...

    I'm a big fan of this calculator when making rings http://mordent.com/old/ringsize.html
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    I'm definitely not an expert in metal clay so a...

    I'm definitely not an expert in metal clay so a thorough perusal of previous threads about metal clay may provide some answers. But it sounds as though your clay wasn't properly sintered so the...
  15. Thread: Headdress

    by misspond
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    Sounds perfect, I accept!!��

    Sounds perfect, I accept!!��
  16. Thread: Headdress

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    Depends on the job I guess, if it were for an elf...

    Depends on the job I guess, if it were for an elf queen position I might do okay?



    That's an idea - although to be honest it was just an experiment.



    The leaves are stiff, it was in the...
  17. Thread: Headdress

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    My phone wouldn't allow me to add a couple more...

    My phone wouldn't allow me to add a couple more photos so here you go...

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  18. Thread: Headdress

    by misspond
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    Headdress

    No real reason for making this, other than just to have a go at electroforming something bigger than rings/pendants - and because I have no inspiration/inclination to smith anything in silver at the...
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    This thread is nine years old, you might be...

    This thread is nine years old, you might be better off starting a new topic with your question. I play with metal clay a bit but don't do fingerprints so can't answer your question.
    Deb
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    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement...

    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement when your stone is in the bezel (at this stage, whilst you're testing for fit) you might find that once it's actually set and bezel pushed down and...
  21. Thread: Hi all

    by misspond
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    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing...

    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing what you make and what other experience you bring.
    Deb
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    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works...

    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works faster warmed but will work cold. Very smelly though.
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    It's also available online...

    It's also available online

    I consider myself primarily a hobby maker, albeit one that occasionally sells the occasional piece, and am happy that I can buy from reputable sources such as Cooksons....
  24. For me the issue is definitely one of aesthetics,...

    For me the issue is definitely one of aesthetics, I love the Schiller in labradorite and that's difficult to replicate in all of my experiments so far. And as for gaudy glass, well I take your point...
  25. This is a subject that's been bothering me for a...

    This is a subject that's been bothering me for a while. I don't have a huge collection of stones but have decided I have enough of a palette to play with for now and won't be buying more. Instead...
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