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    I'm glad you found your bangle sizer as I think...

    I'm glad you found your bangle sizer as I think that acrylic is extremely well suited to bangles. I'd wear either of those!
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    I used to buy my favourite scroll backs from...

    I used to buy my favourite scroll backs from Palmer Metals but they've radically changed what they sell and it's not on their inventory anymore :(
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    Hi Jules I'm really excited by these ones. Hope...

    Hi Jules I'm really excited by these ones. Hope they come out as good as I'm thinking. I had a commision to make some drop earrings and these are made from the metal scrap that was left over as well...
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    Argentium and sterling

    Morning everyone, hope you're all full of creative energy and raring to go today :) Can I solder argentium to sterling silver and fine silver and if so can I use standard hard solder? I'm making...
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    I was successful in changing my order to three...

    I was successful in changing my order to three initials this morning :) The ladies at the Edinburgh assay were all lovely.
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    I wonder if I can contact them and get it...

    I wonder if I can contact them and get it changed? Might try on Monday. You never know :) my great great grandfather was a watchmaker and jeweller in Aberdeen, I now know for sure that he never got...
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    No message for me so far. I'd love to know how...

    No message for me so far. I'd love to know how you get on with 3 initials as I think that would be really cool. I'm just a little tempted to change mine :)
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    I didn't realise about the shape so I just...

    I didn't realise about the shape so I just plumped for the first shape that drew my eye. Hopefully it'll be okay. I would have liked to have gone for three letters but as they recommended two that's...
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    Famous???? I'm not worthy :) I wonder what's...

    Famous???? I'm not worthy :) I wonder what's going to happen next? It's very exciting.
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    Guessed it was just my name :)

    Guessed it was just my name :)
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    Hallmarking

    Filling in the Edinburgh assay office form this morning. What does 'sponsers registration name' mean exactly?
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    A complete outside embellishment I would add with...

    A complete outside embellishment I would add with the shank flat. Because it will bend evenly once soldered together. I just recently sandwiched two layers of metal together to make a shank then...
  13. Thread: Buying a bench

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    I don't think any of the jewellery teachers I...

    I don't think any of the jewellery teachers I follow have them either. Why were you up at 1.10am? Hee, hee. I was up at 2.00am listening to some tipsy folk banging on their door to be let in until...
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    Thanks Dennis some very useful pointers

    Thanks Dennis some very useful pointers
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    I meant more tribe in terms of if you're making...

    I meant more tribe in terms of if you're making steampunk jewellery find out where the steam punk enthusiasts lurk and chat with them. The same goes for wildlife jewellery, where are the animal...
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    I've been looking at those holes for slotting...

    I've been looking at those holes for slotting mandrels into the edge of your bench. Would anyone recommend them? If so, does your mandrel need to be a tight fit and how deep do they need to be?
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    My bench is going to be quite narrow to fit the...

    My bench is going to be quite narrow to fit the cupboard I want to put it in, 18 1/2 " deep. I've never used a cut out so it's hard for me to know what it would be like.
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    I think that with social media you need to find...

    I think that with social media you need to find your tribe. So on instagram you need to follow people who would be interested in your style and comment on their posts. I also can't recommend highly...
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    Consider Instagram, as it really doesn't need any...

    Consider Instagram, as it really doesn't need any knowledge to use and at the very least you'll have a page of lovely looking squares of your jewellery. Where instagram excels is it's filters and...
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    I personally think etsy works well if you link it...

    I personally think etsy works well if you link it to a social media account like Facebook or Instagram. I follow folks on instagram get to interact with them then buy their product on their esty...
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    No just a couple of hours at the most. The main...

    No just a couple of hours at the most. The main activity that gets my neck is wax carving. I'd like a better posture for that. My breakfast bar is making me scrunch over particularly because the...
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    What's the benefit in having a drawer rather than...

    What's the benefit in having a drawer rather than a skin?
    I was thinking about the things i would use my bench for. It would be hammering, sawing, wax carving and stone setting. I'm going to keep...
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    What do you think about this guy's bench build?...

    What do you think about this guy's bench build?
    https://youtu.be/sqny0VgeCfM
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    Homemade Bench

    I've finally contacted a joiner to ask him about having a bench made. i don't know anything about benches, does anyone have a good resource for them? Is a cut out worth having? Anything I should be...
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    Love that knot!!! In the description of your...

    Love that knot!!! In the description of your video it would be really useful to have information on the gauge of wire you used and what the tool your using is called.
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