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  1. Definitely not patient and I have a low tolerance...

    Definitely not patient and I have a low tolerance for fiddling with tools setting them up. From both of your helpful comments it sounds like a geared machine with combi flat/grooved rollers is the...
  2. Rolling mill. What setup would be best for me

    Hello all

    My husband has rather generously offered to buy me a rolling mill - I want to be sure that the setup I get is useful not only for the projects I am doing now but also hopefully as I...
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    Thanks both, they aren't perfect, but I try to...

    Thanks both, they aren't perfect, but I try to spend a while in polishing/finishing stage to get something that looks professional!

    mick, I am jealous that you are near Seaham or somewhere you can...
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    Back to this thread, current goals for September...

    Back to this thread, current goals for September

    Finish 'Yoga' necklace (my first time making chain actually)
    Finish off all current rings in progress (about 4)
    Design 3 x underwater forest...
  5. I am in the process of replacing my large pillar...

    I am in the process of replacing my large pillar and half round files with vallorbe (currently using hand me downs of unknown make and provenance). I have vallorbe needle files and realised that they...
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    What are you using for the bezel strip? The ones...

    What are you using for the bezel strip? The ones above were done with the 3mm bezel strip from cookies but I know others prefer either using sheet or rolling wire.

    I use hard solder paste to join...
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    Goal setting thread

    Hello all

    A while ago I reached the point where my hobby needed to start generating some return if I wanted to be able to continue it (not least because I have no personal need for any more silver...
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    Hi Niamh, sorry to hear this, personally I would...

    Hi Niamh, sorry to hear this, personally I would be quite annoyed at this customer but it's also important to stick to your boundaries! It was a pretty ring :(

    Re pricing you need to make sure you...
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    Hi Clive! Welcome :) I work a bit in metal...

    Hi Clive! Welcome :)

    I work a bit in metal clay as well as the more traditional stuff. In my opinion the hardest (and most important) thing with metal clay is getting a nice finish. This means...
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    Hi Mandy, These are pieces that are pretty...

    Hi Mandy,

    These are pieces that are pretty flat on the bottom. One of them was less flat (the white) so I supported it with some 1mm round wire inside the bezel.

    The ideal is flattish pieces...
  11. I did the metal clay package:...

    I did the metal clay package: http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/class-packages/precious-metal-clay-class-package/

    and the silver jewellery class package:...
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    I wouldn't do it, won't you risk damaging the...

    I wouldn't do it, won't you risk damaging the setting just by removing the moissanite to add the extra beading? She should have specified beforehand if she wanted the beading to look a particular...
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    Simple seaglass & chalcedony ring selection

    As it sounds really - I was on holiday in Devon recently and came back with an assortment of quite nice seaglass so have a variety of simple stacking rings in progress. The good thing about these is...
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    That's a nice idea, I recently made a different...

    That's a nice idea, I recently made a different version of this ring in silver with curlicue type things on the shank, would look good with a gold bezel. I do like mixed metals (my own wedding set is...
  15. For me this technique is interesting for the...

    For me this technique is interesting for the bicoloured glass you find at Seaham and in a couple of other places in the world - but for regular green/blue/brown etc seaglass it's stripping away the...
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    Thanks Dennis -with this one the problem...

    Thanks Dennis -with this one the problem occurred when the stone was already in place in the bezel seat midway through being set. Somehow I pressed too hard and the side wall bent over ejecting the...
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    So i have succeeded in making an ultra low...

    So i have succeeded in making an ultra low profile bezel set ring in gold, unfortunately not with a rose cut labradorite as i slipped while setting it, labradorite flew off to the land where all the...
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    Thank you both, i will do it that way instead. My...

    Thank you both, i will do it that way instead. My stone is an 8mm rose cut labradorite cab so i am going with quite a flat, low profile bezel for this one :D
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    Bezel set into ring shank

    Hello all

    Me again with another of my queries. I've just bought a little bit of 9ct to make a ring out of, in a somewhat foolhardy manner I haven't tried this style of ring in silver before (but...
  20. I've done both of those classes (have done a lot...

    I've done both of those classes (have done a lot with LJS).

    Polishing and finishing was useful for me in terms of cementing the amount of work that you need to put in to get a nice finish. From...
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    Hi there I'm sorry to hear about your mum :( ...

    Hi there

    I'm sorry to hear about your mum :(

    I work in metal clay so know a bit about this. To be honest I don't think taking prints directly to the clay works that well especially if the print...
  22. Thankyou all, that's very useful! Intrigued by...

    Thankyou all, that's very useful! Intrigued by the pen idea although I still don't have a rolling mill so it probably shouldn't be #1 on the (long) list of tools I 'need'.

    I will check with some...
  23. Dumb questions about gold plating (London)

    Hello everyone,

    Forgive the possibly stupid questions, I haven't tried to get anything plated before.

    I'm going to make a pair of earrings from sterling sheet and bezel set peridot - I think...
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    Hi Gina, London Jewellery School used to do...

    Hi Gina,

    London Jewellery School used to do it, they are based in New House on Hatton Garden. I would enquire and see if they would be willing to do it for you, they did stop offering bench time...
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    Thanks all for your thoughts. I will experiment...

    Thanks all for your thoughts. I will experiment both with metal clay and wax - my concern on the metal clay is that it is quite expensive anyway relative to casting grain and I could see these having...
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