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    It's probably 3D printed in wax, or resin, and...

    It's probably 3D printed in wax, or resin, and cast,
    You could make a low tech version, by adding tube collets to a strip, which is about 1,0mm too short, forming a ring, and then stretching it a...
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    Hi Rebecca, and welcome to the forum. I will try...

    Hi Rebecca, and welcome to the forum.
    I will try to answer some of your questions, but come back if I have left something out.

    0.5mm is rather thin for a brooch, but doable. 0.7mm would be...
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    Yes, Patni an amulet. What interests me is that...

    Yes, Patni an amulet. What interests me is that the general teaching is to make a vent hole or better two, somewhere out of sight, so that when heating a hollow object the possible build up of steam...
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    Might I just mention, that for smoothing out...

    Might I just mention, that for smoothing out metal, you need a planishing hammer, which often has one round face and one square face, both slightly convex. They are used directly on the metal,...
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    Hi Razzle, Professionals take great pride in...

    Hi Razzle,
    Professionals take great pride in their chasing hammers, their feel and the beauty of the handles. Often they have more than one size, and even make their own, head and all.
    The reason...
  6. Here is the video referred to, which showcases...

    Here is the video referred to, which showcases thousands of pounds worth of specialised equipment, totally unnecessary for this project.
    The resulting ring would probably not win a design award....
  7. Join a jewellery class. This is an ancient craft...

    Join a jewellery class. This is an ancient craft and needs to be learned. But making a simple engagement ring, does not need elaborate tools, just skill. Dennis.
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    I don't think you can delete your post, Theresa....

    I don't think you can delete your post, Theresa. But you can cancel it as you have done, or by 'reply'. Dennis.
  9. Both can be found in 14 carat on Etsy....

    Both can be found in 14 carat on Etsy....
  10. The main reason not to mix carats, is that there...

    The main reason not to mix carats, is that there will be a difference in colour, more apparent in the hand, than in a photo.

    If this is important to you, then use the same carat. Dennis.
  11. Thread: Gold solder

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    Yes, but buy the thicker of the solder wires,...

    Yes, but buy the thicker of the solder wires, which is easier to snip and put in place.
    (I've never learned to do actual wire soldering, where you touch the wire to the heated piece). Dennis.
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    Ah, you intend to fuse them. I've done some of...

    Ah, you intend to fuse them. I've done some of that with Argentium silver.

    In this case its a good idea to make an undersized hole in the top of each dome first. That will provide ventilation....
  13. Thread: Awol

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery George. I did write...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery George. I did write something similar before, but forgot to press reply. Is there a cure for that? Dennis.
  14. Hi Naomi. In the absence of replies here, the...

    Hi Naomi.
    In the absence of replies here, the major showrooms have free noticeboards, so you might think of phoning them to place an advert. Dennis.
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    Hi en diva, Two hole gold balls are available...

    Hi en diva,
    Two hole gold balls are available from Cookson, and elsewhere on line.
    For reasons of economy they will be quite thin, so the stronger option would be 18 carat.

    Making them yourself...
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    Good try tesbarr, but this thread is five years...

    Good try tesbarr, but this thread is five years old. Some of us weren't even born then.
  17. Thread: The Cook Book

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    Hi Anne Marie. I'm pleased that see that there is...

    Hi Anne Marie. I'm pleased that see that there is a new catalogue out. Browsing catalogues has always been a big treat for me, so I've just sent for it.

    There are various formats for catalogues on...
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    Sorry, I misread it as platinum. Dennis.

    Sorry, I misread it as platinum. Dennis.
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    Not sure Emily, but someone experienced will...

    Not sure Emily, but someone experienced will reply soon. In the mean time you can read around the subject...
  20. Thread: The Cook Book

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    Hi PM, The Cook Book a snappy but misleading...

    Hi PM, The Cook Book a snappy but misleading name, was the Cookson printed catalogue for some years. Its latest and possibly last version, is the Cookson Complete Jewellers Catalogue 2020/21. Get...
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    Now that I understand it a bit better, I found...

    Now that I understand it a bit better, I found several videos on the subject such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umc9bzPsWnE

    Also this Canadian company might give you some ideas...
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    You did well Emily, and the rings still look...

    You did well Emily, and the rings still look distinctly reddish as intended. Dennis.
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    Glad you got it made as visualised. Did you use...

    Glad you got it made as visualised. Did you use glue and resin? Dennis.
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    Hi Patni, I suppose its for the public, so I find...

    Hi Patni, I suppose its for the public, so I find it a bit simplistic and obvious.
    It could be interesting to both sides, if you showed how to size D shaped and other irregular rings. Perhaps you...
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    Well I'm sorry to contradict friends and...

    Well I'm sorry to contradict friends and colleagues on the forum.
    No offence intended, but the more glue and resin you encase those tiny bits of quartz in, the more you will obliterate their...
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