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    Very amusing, Dennis! =D> =D> =D> Nina

    Very amusing, Dennis! =D> =D> =D>

    Nina
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    Thanks, Lauren, that's very helpful. Nina

    Thanks, Lauren, that's very helpful.
    Nina
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    That's interesting; I didn't know that fact about...

    That's interesting; I didn't know that fact about vermeil. Thanks, Silken.
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    Thanks, James. You're right, it's difficult to...

    Thanks, James. You're right, it's difficult to tell what you're getting when you have plating done. And impossible to measure! I think I may ask for 2 microns and hope that it is sufficient to last...
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    How many microns of gold do I need?

    Hi everyone,

    I've made some silver stud earrings and I'd like to get them gold plated. How many microns of gold do you think is neccessary for such an item? I've had several pieces plated in the...
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    Hi Carole Iím looking for an affordable method...

    Hi Carole

    Iím looking for an affordable method of getting shapes cut out of 0.4mm silver sheet and I came across this very useful discussion from 2009. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions...
  7. Thanks, George, that's very helpful. I'll get...

    Thanks, George, that's very helpful. I'll get hold of some and have a try!

    Nina
  8. Which beading wire is best for avoiding kinks?

    Hello all,

    I'm about to make a necklace and could do with some advice on which type of beading wire to use. I'm using 6mm diameter, round, jade beads and some larger silver beads, too. (The holes...
  9. Thank you both - that's very helpful. Regards,...

    Thank you both - that's very helpful.

    Regards,
    Nina
  10. How to get square silver wire really straight?

    Hello All,

    Some time ago I got some really helpful advice from some of you on how to make jump rings out of square wire....
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    Thanks for the advice, Dennis. Nina

    Thanks for the advice, Dennis.

    Nina
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    Thanks, Dennis - I'll give it a try! Nina

    Thanks, Dennis - I'll give it a try!

    Nina
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    Hi Dennis, Thanks for the excellent tutorial...

    Hi Dennis,

    Thanks for the excellent tutorial and great photos.

    I especially like your 'Cone Shaped Collet' design. May I ask if you have any tips for shaping the bottom of the collet where it...
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    Hi all, Can anyone tell me whether I can draw...

    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me whether I can draw down square tube in the same way as round tube?

    I need some 1.5mm square silver tube, but most suppliers only seem to go down to about 2.25mm. Am...
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    It's interesting to hear the strong views...

    It's interesting to hear the strong views provoked by this video.

    Personally, I don't like the piece. I think the paint makes it look tacky and garish. However, I think a small touch of this...
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    What can this Mysterious Paint be?

    Hi All,

    I've been looking at a very interesting video on the Dior Jewellery website which shows a jeweller making a ring. We see him doing wax carving, casting, assembling the ring and setting...
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    Thanks, James; I didn't realise that stainless...

    Thanks, James; I didn't realise that stainless steel had those properties.

    Is it very difficult to cut? Do you use a normal jewellery sawblade?

    Nina
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    Hi James, Thanks for posting those photos of...

    Hi James,

    Thanks for posting those photos of your soldering clamps. Do you have to do anything to stop them from going soft after heating?

    Regards,
    Nina
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    Liz, I really like the honeycomb blocks because...

    Liz, I really like the honeycomb blocks because they are nice and flat. The surface of my charcoal blocks become quite bumpy after a bit of use.

    Another advantage of honeycomb is that you can...
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    Hi Dennis, I've tried doing this, but the item...

    Hi Dennis,

    I've tried doing this, but the item being held doesn't stand vertically when I grasp it in the tweezers. Maybe my tweezers are defective. Sometimes I prop one of the insulated pads up...
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    Thanks, Joe. I think I might treat myself to...

    Thanks, Joe. I think I might treat myself to some titanium ones.

    Nina
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    Soldering tweezers gone bendy!

    Hi everyone,

    I seem to go through steel soldering tweezers like nobody's business! I use them for placing pallions of solder and occasionally for coaxing molten solder into place. The ends have...
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    That's great advice, James. Thanks for taking...

    That's great advice, James. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    Regards,
    Nina
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    Thanks very much, James. Yes, I do have all...

    Thanks very much, James.

    Yes, I do have all the tools you mention, so I'll be able to try the method you describe.

    Does the soft wire have to be about the same diameter as the silver wire I'm...
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    Making a Simple Ring

    Hi everyone,

    I'm planning to make a simple ring out of 2.5mm round silver wire, to a particular ring size. It's ages since I last made a ring and I've never been that confident on how to start...
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