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    I'm just a "hobbyist", but I also find it hard,...

    I'm just a "hobbyist", but I also find it hard, with a nearly full time job and toddler to look after. I find it goes in fits and starts. At the moment, I've not managed more than about 1 hour in...
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    I'm just a "hobbyist", but I also find it hard,...

    I'm just a "hobbyist", but I also find it hard, with a nearly full time job and toddler to look after. I find it goes in fits and starts. At the moment, I've not managed more than about 1 hour in...
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    Hi! I think there's no point trying to compete...

    Hi!

    I think there's no point trying to compete with cheap plated items from China or wherever. You'll never sell cheaply enough to make any money.

    If you are designing a piece yourself, your...
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    Hi! I think there's no point trying to compete...

    Hi!

    I think there's no point trying to compete with cheap plated items from China or wherever. You'll never sell cheaply enough to make any money.

    If you are designing a piece yourself, your...
  5. Thread: Hallmarking

    by Redkite
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    Yes, sorry, you are not allowed to sell it...

    Yes, sorry, you are not allowed to sell it without a hallmark if it weighs more than the limit.

    You have to pay to register yourself with an assy office every year and you have to pay "up front"...
  6. Thread: Hallmarking

    by Redkite
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    Yes, sorry, you are not allowed to sell it...

    Yes, sorry, you are not allowed to sell it without a hallmark if it weighs more than the limit.

    You have to pay to register yourself with an assy office every year and you have to pay "up front"...
  7. What are your views on "Arty" photos for selling...

    What are your views on "Arty" photos for selling jewellery?

    While I appreciate that artistic presetation is good to have, I think there is a strong case for a clear photo of the item as "zoomed...
  8. What are your views on "Arty" photos for selling...

    What are your views on "Arty" photos for selling jewellery?

    While I appreciate that artistic presetation is good to have, I think there is a strong case for a clear photo of the item as "zoomed...
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    Poll: I agree with Dano, that it's good to look outside...

    I agree with Dano, that it's good to look outside of jewellery books for inspiration. I've enjoyed boks on quilting and stained glass, plus a great book on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,...
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    I've seen loads of acid yellows/greens, sort of...

    I've seen loads of acid yellows/greens, sort of bright pastel colours with very small amounts of a contrasting colour like bright red or turquoise
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    Poll: I have the Jinks McGrath and the Elizabeth Olver...

    I have the Jinks McGrath and the Elizabeth Olver ones - both very good for a beginner.

    I have The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight. It's a useful bench reference with basic info on lots of...
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    Great tips from Bee! I would only add one:...

    Great tips from Bee!

    I would only add one: stop heating as soon as you see the solder running, otherwise the work can slide around a bit and you risk melting it!
  13. Thread: Twittermania

    by Redkite
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    Hi! I've never used it, but have heard lots...

    Hi!

    I've never used it, but have heard lots about it! Sounds like a bit of a waste of time to me (maybe I'm just old-fashioned!)
    I prefer reading the occasioal blog: at least they're only updated...
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