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    Thank you for your reply Peter, our search...

    Thank you for your reply Peter, our search continues!
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    Independent Jewellers in SW London?

    Hello forum!

    I run a small supplies shop in SW London and we receive frequent repair and commission requests from customers. We can undertake some projects ourselves, but we are mostly about...
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    I bought a moissanite a few years ago from Rio...

    I bought a moissanite a few years ago from Rio Grande in the US, and whilst it is very pretty, in a certain light and from a certain angle it looks quite green. I did read somewhere that this was...
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    Thank you for that, George. And yes you're...

    Thank you for that, George. And yes you're right, I had not even noticed it was 935. It's on order - can't wait to receive it. If it works out, I'll add an image, not a thumbnail! :)
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    Oh I am here! I've had this page open on my...

    Oh I am here! I've had this page open on my laptop hoping for someone to pop up - and you did! thank you both, and thank you for the tip, George!! I had tried Rashbels but was searching for the...
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    Sterling Bead Wire or Ball Wire

    Hello - does anyone know where I can buy (or might Cooksons be able to source) some full bead wire in sterling? No, no, this is not beading wire! By ball wire or bead wire I simply mean a cast wire...
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    I'm very late to the conversation, but I've just...

    I'm very late to the conversation, but I've just seen this thread, and I have to say I have taken several courses at the LSJ and it is a fan-tas-tic place to learn. Great choice of courses,...
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    Tabby, beautiful work, very pretty - especially...

    Tabby, beautiful work, very pretty - especially the chasing dragonflies. I love the "chasing" bit, I think it gives them animation and a sense of playfulness, which is right up my street!

    James...
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    Thanks Jill and Wendy for your ideas. To be...

    Thanks Jill and Wendy for your ideas. To be honest, [touching wood] nothing has gone missing yet so I guess I have to find the balance between taking a risk, or possibly sending everything by a...
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    Mizgeorge is spot on - and to add to that, I also found that plain washing up liquid works better than the lemon and other smelly ones - not exactly sure why but those 'flavoured' ones made my silver...
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    Selling Overseas - Customs Declarations

    Hello (again!). I've recently sold a few pieces abroad and have had to complete the little customs forms that attach to the parcel, and I'm always a little bit stumped as to the terminology to use...
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    My Amazon wish list grows and grows...! I'll try...

    My Amazon wish list grows and grows...! I'll try the home-friendly remedies first, and if that fails, I will track down someone who can try the acid method for me. Thank you so much James and Nic...
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    Removing Enamel

    Does anyone have any advice on removing overfired enamel from the areas that I can't reach with a file on an intricate fine silver piece? It's a pendant in the shape of a cherry blossom branch with...
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    Hello cat-mac I recently replied to another...

    Hello cat-mac

    I recently replied to another question related to joining two fired pieces - see it here: http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/need-help-ask-experts/3229-silver-art-clay-help.html. ...
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    Hello Susie and welcome! I agree that once you...

    Hello Susie and welcome!

    I agree that once you get the bug you want to do more and more and it's very difficult to progress with jewellery making if you can't solder at home, however it's really...
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    Hello Emma, I had a piece crack when I made it...

    Hello Emma, I had a piece crack when I made it too thin and once when I did not dry it long enough. Some shapes are also more prone to snapping, such as long thin shapes, and rings can be a little...
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    Thank you so much James and Dennis - it all makes...

    Thank you so much James and Dennis - it all makes sense now. I did wonder about the superglue as I was thinking of using only sterling ...though I had not considered the trick that Dennis suggests....
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    I guess nobody uses the sawdust trick anymore! ...

    I guess nobody uses the sawdust trick anymore!

    Thanks to all for the info - especially to James for all the suggestions. Can I just ask, James, why would you superglue a metal piece to the cab as...
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    Filler for bezel-set cabs?

    Hello - I have had a look and couldn't find a previous post about this before - apologies if I'm wrong.

    I'm aiming to set some rather flat cabs into bezels and rather than make the bezel walls...
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    Hi sarahd - I've sent you a pm about this. ...

    Hi sarahd - I've sent you a pm about this.

    Jasmin
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    Oh wow. That will be an amazing collection when...

    Oh wow. That will be an amazing collection when they're ready. I can't wait to see them. It would take me two years to do them all!

    I wonder if you can use copper and bronze or steel clays...
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    Julia did indeed say that! Can't wait to see...

    Julia did indeed say that! Can't wait to see your registry pieces, Nic. Do you know already which categories you will be doing? I'm sure they'll be wonderful.

    I'd also say, Fi, I think the...
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    I've ogled at that site sooo often, wondering if...

    I've ogled at that site sooo often, wondering if I'd be up to it (or if I'll ever have the money to do it) - definitely a brilliant challenge, but seeing as I've *just today* sent off my pieces for...
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    Great, thanks for the suggestions. I treated...

    Great, thanks for the suggestions. I treated myself to a top of the line dremel recently and it can do quite a lot of heavy duty work, like tile cutting, routing and all sorts of things that I'm not...
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    Dremel Polishing Accessories

    Hello - hope you can help - I have a Dremel tool set horizontally on a workbench which I use as a polishing motor. However, the tiny size of the mops that are meant for this tool means that if the...
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