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    I’d opt for the latter option to be completely...

    I’d opt for the latter option to be completely safe
  2. It’s reply with quote if you want to answer...

    It’s reply with quote if you want to answer something specific.
    My husband took up glass enamels with a kiln. He’s done a couple of pieces for me but it didn’t turn out as I expected or wanted as...
  3. I’ve always wondered about Efcolor as it only...

    I’ve always wondered about Efcolor as it only gets fired in a household oven. I wonder if it’s long lasting for jewellery
  4. That looks perfect

    That looks perfect
  5. Hi Scotview, welcome to the forum That’s a lot...

    Hi Scotview, welcome to the forum
    That’s a lot of detail in a small piece and seems to have worked well. Usually enlarged photos show up all the flaws! Wondering how you managed to post a pic on...
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    Polishing regularly is not something a woman...

    Polishing regularly is not something a woman wants to do with a ring in daily use. If she’s happy for it to go black then that’s her choice. Don’t you dare use your gold for someone outside the...
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    The copper will tarnish with products. Have you...

    The copper will tarnish with products. Have you looked to see if you can get a gold bead with only one drill hole or if 2 solder a silver wire through and make it a decorative feature. Just thinking...
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    That’s what I was about to say but you’d need to...

    That’s what I was about to say but you’d need to warn her that on a ring the plating will wear probably quite quickly if it’s worn all the time
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    We inherited my German mother in laws silver...

    We inherited my German mother in laws silver spoons.Although they didn’t say German silver they were definitely just plated .
    It made me check the 2 serving spoons we use daily but they are marked...
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    My husband who works with copper has only found...

    My husband who works with copper has only found the flaking occurs in the cooling out of the kiln not when firing
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    Also if you remember to turn off the tank it will...

    Also if you remember to turn off the tank it will Go out if that’s the problem.
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    Once the rings are added to a solid chain and the...

    Once the rings are added to a solid chain and the chain soldered does that not mean the rings become part of the weight as they can’t be removed. A chain with a clasp means that the rings are...
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    Why don’t you phone your assay office for advice?...

    Why don’t you phone your assay office for advice? You can buy or make a hallmarking tag that’s a complementary shape to the chain as part of the design if they can’t hallmark the chain but I know...
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    We weren’t asked how to dispose of it that’s...

    We weren’t asked how to dispose of it that’s another matter entirely! I just remember at ECA a large sulphuric acid bath steaming away all day in the workshop a few feet away from my bench. There was...
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    Sulphuric acid definitely wouldn’t be classed as...

    Sulphuric acid definitely wouldn’t be classed as safety pickle . Many of us use either alum or a safety pickle from Cookson or other jewellery companies
  16. Thread: Sterling Baby Cup

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    Often advice isn’t so easily accepted so thanks...

    Often advice isn’t so easily accepted so thanks for listening to us. I hope you can find some nice engraving to make it special. Caroline
  17. Thread: Sterling Baby Cup

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    Hi Steve As Dennis said soldering would remove...

    Hi Steve
    As Dennis said soldering would remove the gilding. I only saw on rereading that you don’t intend to do this yourself which is good! I feel if you want your granddaughter to use the cup then...
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    This is a U.K. site and we don’t get ebay USA ....

    This is a U.K. site and we don’t get ebay USA . Prices aren’t for negotiation I would think and not sure we can comment on the work of other people when we don’t know where it’s made, mass produced,...
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    I wasn’t sure what to do about the brass in...

    I wasn’t sure what to do about the brass in relation to which strip solder to use so I didn’t comment. But I’m guessing probably easy in that case Bob?
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    It’s the paste I’m afraid. It’s not ideal for...

    It’s the paste I’m afraid. It’s not ideal for areas that need to be really secure and I find if I’ve used it for anything other than a jump ring something will come off in the polishing process!...
  21. Itís has to be stored airtight and the anti...

    Itís has to be stored airtight and the anti tarnish tabs from Cookson seem to work quite well. If itís only yellow Iíd dip it in silver dip for a few seconds and then wash in soapy water with a bit...
  22. Thread: Weather

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    What air con Bob, we never have a need for it!

    What air con Bob, we never have a need for it!
  23. Thread: Weather

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    We even reached 30 or so up here and it was so...

    We even reached 30 or so up here and it was so airless .Such a tragedy for these families and we were aware of fire engines going off most days.
    Someone posted photos this morning of a large...
  24. I’ve never used it and not sure there is one....

    I’ve never used it and not sure there is one. Usually just check in if you’ve asked a question or are taking part in a conversation that interests you
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    I did answer last night but it seems to have...

    I did answer last night but it seems to have disappeared!
    Not my area of expertise but I doubt anyone can explain the different outcomes you’ve found on YouTube videos by other silversmith.
    I did...
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