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  1. Thread: Copper Patina

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    Do you mean the prongs? They do look a bit sharp...

    Do you mean the prongs? They do look a bit sharp in the photo. I'll check them over, thanks
  2. Thread: Copper Patina

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    Thanks Dennis, I'm not keen on the idea of a wet...

    Thanks Dennis, I'm not keen on the idea of a wet look and I was in a bit of a rush so just put it together as it was. How hard wearing it'll be is debatable.
    I think I could have done the bail...
  3. Thread: Copper Patina

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    Copper Patina

    Using this piece of found copper for a necklace. It's going to be prong set. My question is do I need to seal the patina?
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  4. Thread: Assaying

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    Thanks Jules and Caroline, it's interesting to...

    Thanks Jules and Caroline, it's interesting to see different people doing differant things. Makes asking the question worthwhile. I'm thinking this time I probably won't mention it to the assay as...
  5. Thread: Assaying

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    Assaying

    Just about to send a selection of work to be hallmarked. Wanting to know if I need to mention on the assay form that this ring has some gold on it (tiny balls either side of setting) hardly seems...
  6. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    Hi Nick thanks for this, very helpful. I found...

    Hi Nick thanks for this, very helpful. I found this at a shop near me: https://diamondindustrial.co.uk/Sifbronze-No1-Brazing-Rods-16mm-1/16in-10kg
    Looks like yellow bronze. I see what you mean by...
  7. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    Thanks Dennis. It's something I just hadn't...

    Thanks Dennis. It's something I just hadn't considered when it came to my bronze casts. As they always advise you solder your rings on after and I just hadn't thought I wouldn't be able to get some...
  8. Thread: Yellow bronze

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    Yellow bronze

    Anyone know of a supplier of yellow bronze wire. Just got my yellow bronze castings and wondering what to use for the jump rings, I've only seen red bronze wire.
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    I heard that brass is difficult to set because...

    I heard that brass is difficult to set because it's harder and springier; and turquoise is a soft stone. Thought the combination might not be possible but turned out fine in the end. I even used a...
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    I had a cheap one and it had a slow leak,...

    I had a cheap one and it had a slow leak, discovered the base was full of pickle. Bought another cheap one but this time from breville; this time it's been fine.
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    Hi Dennis this is them. I managed to set them...

    Hi Dennis this is them. I managed to set them with a hammer. I tried to keep the brass lip minimal so there wasn't too much to set like you advised. I didn't need the glue in the end :)
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    Brass bezel strip

    Am I crazy to be thinking of setting two turquoise stones with 0.3mm thick brass bezel strip. Can it be done or should I reconsider?
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    Thankyou Dennis, I think it's one of my really...

    Thankyou Dennis, I think it's one of my really good makes. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. I really enjoy making things these days. I feel like I know what I'm doing, just need to...
  14. Thread: Bezel pusher

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    As far as I know you can't fully set a bullet...

    As far as I know you can't fully set a bullet cabochon because the curvature is too high. You need to use glue. Ps great ring.
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    Finished. I love the vintage garnet. It's a great...

    Finished. I love the vintage garnet. It's a great colour
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    Morning Dennis, I've taken your advice and gone...

    Morning Dennis, I've taken your advice and gone for the soldering option. It's in the pickle pot as we speak.
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    I'm definitly going to solder the bottom of the...

    I'm definitly going to solder the bottom of the rivet to the shank. I'd need something quite thick to make sure I don't compromise the rivet I think. Still debating whether to use a chunky bit of...
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    Ah I see what you mean :)

    Ah I see what you mean :)
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    I've been thinking maybe it would be more likely...

    I've been thinking maybe it would be more likely to work if I used a solid rivet, riveted in place, then drilled the setting and flush set
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    Gemstone in rivet

    I have made a flower in 0.6mm brass and want to tube rivet it to my ring shank. It will go through the centre of the flower. How do I set a facetted stone in the top of the tube. Any resources you...
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    Thanks Caroline and Jules :) where would I be...

    Thanks Caroline and Jules :) where would I be without you.
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    Hallmarking necklaces

    Does the weight of a pendant include the chain?
    Wondering if I can get away with not hallmarking a recent make. Say you have a chain with 2 pendants, is each treated as a separate item? Does it make...
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    Thanks Joseph, will check it out. If I manage one...

    Thanks Joseph, will check it out. If I manage one I think it would look stunning with the shank I had cast. Fingers crossed.
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    Collet without a collet block

    I have an 10mm x 6mm rectangular tourmaline (without corners). I think it would look great in a collet set into the ring band. Is it possible to make one without a collet block? I'm sort of hesitant...
  25. Thread: Plaid brooch

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    Ah now that's a thought Caroline. I know nothing...

    Ah now that's a thought Caroline. I know nothing about plaids. You can tell.
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