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    I would be interested in any letter or design...

    I would be interested in any letter or design punches you could bear to part with!
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    I'm sure I will call for help! I have watched...

    I'm sure I will call for help! I have watched quite a few demos of it being done and even bought a riveting hammer but not felt confident enough to actually attempt it yet! Thanks for the link to the...
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    Thank you Dennis. I have ordered some of the...

    Thank you Dennis. I have ordered some of the wires from the source you suggested (the postage was more than my order total though!). The part I'm most concerned about is the riveting - is this quite...
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    Brooch pin help

    Hi,

    I have been asked to make a brooch out of a piece of sea pottery. The idea is to make a bezel from sterling silver and attach the brooch pin to the backplate. The part I'm unsure about is the...
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    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Pat. One...

    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Pat. One really never does know what's around the corner, and as you say, you shouldn't take life for granted. A very similar thing happened to a family friend...
  6. Thread: Using Copper

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    A really interesting article, I especially liked...

    A really interesting article, I especially liked the part about making sweat solution - I used to work in a textile lab and had to make it (along with saliva solution, sea water and chlorinated...
  7. Thanks both - I will wait until the job is 100%...

    Thanks both - I will wait until the job is 100% certain and then give them a call. Gives me time to think of everything I want to ask them too. Will bear in mind about the laser marking too, Jules. I...
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    I often pickle silver and copper together, and...

    I often pickle silver and copper together, and haven't had any problems, same with tumbling together :)
  9. Re-registering with a different assay office

    HI, I haven't posted in here in ages, so hello again :)

    I'm currently registered with the London assay office to which I post my packets, but my husband is looking at moving jobs soon to...
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    I've sent you a PM.

    I've sent you a PM.
  11. Fab, thank you :)

    Fab, thank you :)
  12. It is me, thank you! I did check this morning,...

    It is me, thank you! I did check this morning, but possibly too early :) Phew! I had forgotten about the bank holiday though. Out of interest, how long would you allow near to Christmas?
  13. How long should a hallmarking packet normally take?

    I sent my packet off to the London assay office and it arrived on Monday morning at just after 9am. On Tuesday it was showing up as having a 'pass' result. I've been checking every day but it's still...
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    I tried it today and it worked a treat, I was...

    I tried it today and it worked a treat, I was quite amazed actually at how quickly it lifted the tarnish off. A happy mum can have her chain back!
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    I'm going to give this a try, right now because...

    I'm going to give this a try, right now because it sounds brilliant! Thank you!
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    Wow that's lovely. I like the colour of the opal...

    Wow that's lovely. I like the colour of the opal and the aluminium back plate. (Actually I like all of it :) )
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    I can't offer any advice but am hoping to find...

    I can't offer any advice but am hoping to find out the answer to this too! My mum has asked me to clean a heavily tarnished fine chain and I don't know what to do with it! Silver dip hasn't worked at...
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    I use GM Imber, and pay around 50 a year. They...

    I use GM Imber, and pay around 50 a year. They are very friendly to deal with and I would recommend them.
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    I've just started enamelling too, although I'm...

    I've just started enamelling too, although I'm torch enamelling at the mo as saving up for a kiln! I went on a short course beforehand but have learnt a lot online since then too.

    I've not had...
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    Hi Steve Thanks for clarifying that, and sorry...

    Hi Steve
    Thanks for clarifying that, and sorry it took a while to get back to you, I was away all last week. I'm pleased to hear I can put everything on the same hallnote, it will certainly make...
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    Thank you Wallace :)

    Thank you Wallace :)
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    I will do.

    I will do.
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    Hi Jill, I'm registered at London, I guess I...

    Hi Jill,
    I'm registered at London, I guess I will have to give them a call to find out. Fingers crossed they're the same as Birmingham!
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    Thanks Julie :)

    Thanks Julie :)
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    Hallmarking mixed metals

    Hello, me again with another question...

    Have had a quick search through old posts but am still a bit confused (easily done)

    I've got plans to make some bangles that will need hallmarking. They...
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