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    Thank you both Great tip Peter I shall...

    Thank you both

    Great tip Peter I shall remember that one!
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    Etching PNP paper

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    Could anyone recommend the best place to buy the blue PNP paper for etching in the UK please.

    Also - can you feed the paper through the printer more than once? ie if you don't use a whole...
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    Hi. Would you mind sharing roughly how much...

    Hi.

    Would you mind sharing roughly how much your annual premium was for the home insurance?

    Thanks
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    Would any of these be suitable?

    http://www.jewellersequipment.co.uk/displaysnecklace.html#neckleather
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    Flat curb maybe? ...

    Flat curb maybe?

    www.cooksongold.com/Loose-Chain/Sterling-Silver-5.5mm-Flat-Filed---Curb-Loose-prcode-WVD-N00
  6. This one is very similar to the one I have ...

    This one is very similar to the one I have

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5226559.htm

    Because I tend to make small items, I don't need much pickle so only have an inch or so...
  7. I use a very cheap, small slow cooker - perfect...

    I use a very cheap, small slow cooker - perfect for keeping it warm when working. All I needed to do was tape the metal bits round the edge of the lid. It has worked for several years so far.
  8. I have :) a mill is on its way to me.

    I have :) a mill is on its way to me.
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    Claw settings help needed

    I have tried several times to create a claw setting for faceted stones and I'm not doing very well!

    for this attempt I have created a tapered collet to which I have soldered four claws. I haven't...
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    I'm fairly inexperienced too, but I'll try to...

    I'm fairly inexperienced too, but I'll try to help!


    I only use strip solder, (I have tried paste but couldn't get on with it). What I do is:

    Create the jump ring and make sure it is closed...
  11. Hi. I've sent you a PM re the rolling mill :)

    Hi. I've sent you a PM re the rolling mill :)
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    Thank you both, those tips are really helpful :)...

    Thank you both, those tips are really helpful :)


    Next challenge is to try a square one!
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    Box making advice

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    I've just made this silver box. it is a long way from perfect and I'm trying to learn to make the next one better.

    9054

    9055

    When cutting the lid from the main body - I'm...
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    Hi Lily I'm registered with Sheffield too - I...

    Hi Lily

    I'm registered with Sheffield too - I do just what you have described in using a plastic takeaway tub. I tape a business card on to the top of the tub too.

    I group things of the same...
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    Thank you both, that is really helpful :)

    Thank you both, that is really helpful :)
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    Tie slide findings - soldering?

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    I have a commission to make a tie slide - was going to do it from scratch, but then saw these:
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    That is some great info thank you. I will look...

    That is some great info thank you.

    I will look at adding the mandrel to my next order and love the idea of using a cotton bud!
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    Thanks all - I think I'll have to try some...

    Thanks all - I think I'll have to try some sandpaper on a cocktail stick or similar - the ID is only 6mm so don't think the others will fit !

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    How to polish in small areas!

    Hi all.

    I challenged myself to make a miniature tankard from material in my scrap pot. I'm pretty pleased with it, but one thing I can't work out is how to polish the interior.

    It has been...
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    Thank you - it was a learning curve!

    Thank you - it was a learning curve!
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    Biker chick here ! I'd wear them, I think they...

    Biker chick here ! I'd wear them, I think they are fab. I like the idea of a colour contrast between the spring and the rest of the piece.
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    Here is my entry for this month's competition: ...

    Here is my entry for this month's competition:

    A cuff bangle, made with sterling silver with three silver flowers and finished with a hammered texture. My biggest challenge for this was trying to...
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    I'm registered with Sheffield and the last time I...

    I'm registered with Sheffield and the last time I sent in anything it was for 20 items.

    The invoice for hallmarking was 18.50 (ex VAT) (the minimum charge for silver)

    This didn't seem too...
  24. Hi - my entry for this month..... These cuff...

    Hi - my entry for this month.....

    These cuff links were a commission. My customer wanted heart shaped cuff links with intertwined initials in copper wire. The initials were to look hand written....
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    Thanks both - that is really helpful :)

    Thanks both - that is really helpful :)
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