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    Those are lovely Theresa - what size are the...

    Those are lovely Theresa - what size are the opals?
  2. Thread: 14ct gold bezel

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    I know 9ct gold is much harder than silver, but...

    I know 9ct gold is much harder than silver, but how does 14ct and 18ct gold compare? Probably a silly question too, but if you push a bezel over slowly does it stress the metal less and slow down...
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    Congratulations Charlotte. Beautiful ring and...

    Congratulations Charlotte. Beautiful ring and beautiful baby!
  4. Thread: Another ring

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    Pat - I cant visualise exactly what you're trying...

    Pat - I cant visualise exactly what you're trying to do, but when I made a two-shank ring with a gap for a cabochon between the two, I made the rings first (from round wire), rounded them and then...
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    Oh my - am almost lost for words, especially...

    Oh my - am almost lost for words, especially after only just seeing the late entries.

    Natalie - I loved your spider and the architectural dimension the wire-wrapping gives it. Ceri - loved yours...
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    That's a beautiful ring Sarah and the Tourmaline...

    That's a beautiful ring Sarah and the Tourmaline is glorious. Did you cast the twig straight and then round it afterwards? I must have missed the delft clay thread, so I'll go back and have a...
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    That's lovely Wallace. I do so enjoy your...

    That's lovely Wallace. I do so enjoy your attention to detail and the bird's head on the end of the broomstick finishes it off perfectly.
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    Starting the roll balling with a pair of earrings...

    Starting the roll balling with a pair of earrings I was asked to make last week which fits the theme nicely - my first ever commission so it was an interesting experience!

    This is a prototype pair...
  9. Yes, I was surprised too. The sharpie was black...

    Yes, I was surprised too. The sharpie was black but the air was definitely blue! Good to know that it's not a problem with other colours.

    I did specify 3d deep laser marks and just the one piece...
  10. Hi Lucy I'm afraid I can't answer most of your...

    Hi Lucy

    I'm afraid I can't answer most of your questions but after sending in my first packet recently, DO NOT do like I did and put a sharpie mark on each piece and ask them to mark over the top...
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    Yes, I'll be going again this year to search out...

    Yes, I'll be going again this year to search out suppliers. Not sure which day though as our part of the tube is closed on the Sunday.
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    Following this with great interest as I'm edging...

    Following this with great interest as I'm edging ever closer to turning my hobby into a small business. Had no idea about being classed as a hobbyist rather than a sole trader, so this is a very...
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    Sarah - I love my interlocking bangles. For...

    Sarah - I love my interlocking bangles.

    For size reference, i've just measured and the inner diameter of my usual bangles is 57mm, but I'm quite fussy and like mine to fit snuggly over my hand. ...
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    5mm would make it quite heavy - i'd go with 2.5...

    5mm would make it quite heavy - i'd go with 2.5 or 3mm personally. I have a very skinny wrist, one of the reason I started making bangles, and my very first was made from 3mm square wire and I wear...
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    Not a problem. Contents and buildings cover for...

    Not a problem. Contents and buildings cover for a premium of around 450 p.a.
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    Thanks Ruth, I'll take a look at them.

    Thanks Ruth, I'll take a look at them.
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    Perhaps consider CAD printing in aluminium rather...

    Perhaps consider CAD printing in aluminium rather than silver - would still be around 160g though, so too heavy for most but okay as a statement piece.
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    Hallmarking - practical advice

    Now that I've sorted out new home insurance so can start thinking about selling, I'm getting items ready to send for hallmarking. Quite a few are pieces I have made for myself so are fully finished...
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    Insurance - working from home

    I've been wanting to dip my toe into the world of selling my jewellery for a while, but like others have run into a brick wall when it comes to finding an insurance company to cover me for home...
  20. Another one here who uses an old slow cooker. ...

    Another one here who uses an old slow cooker. Just use a pyrex jug for clean water.

    I use shower caps (collected from hotel stays) over the top of the jug and the slow cooker to help prevent...
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    Great entry Wallace, and lovely attention to...

    Great entry Wallace, and lovely attention to detail. Well done!
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    How chunky is the jump ring - would it be an...

    How chunky is the jump ring - would it be an option just to close it tightly shut and not solder it at all?
  23. Thread: Gimmel ring

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    Another one who had to google it! That's a fab...

    Another one who had to google it! That's a fab ring beautifully made.
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    So very very sorry to hear such sad news Pat.

    So very very sorry to hear such sad news Pat.
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    Love that necklace Sally - looks like it was fun...

    Love that necklace Sally - looks like it was fun to make!
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