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  1. Welcome Dalee I do the same as Bob (China)

    Welcome Dalee
    I do the same as Bob (China)
  2. Thread: sourcing pearls

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    When people ask on other forums where to get...

    When people ask on other forums where to get pearls I always suggest you Wendy and even provide a link. Of course others give names too so I’ve no idea what they then choose
  3. Thread: sourcing pearls

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    In the past I’ve used Marcia Lanyon but haven’t...

    In the past I’ve used Marcia Lanyon but haven’t used pewrls for years. Like everyone else I would come to up you in the future
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    That’s lovely. They must have been very proud of...

    That’s lovely. They must have been very proud of themselves
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    If we didn’t know where the flaws were it would...

    If we didn’t know where the flaws were it would mean we did’t care I suppose. Sometimes they are so small you just have to let them go in the knowledge that other won’t know they’re there!
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    The band saw would be a must if not the grinder....

    The band saw would be a must if not the grinder. I’m not sure I have the energy for cutting with a coping saw and filing by hand although I have been known to use a wood rasp which seems a bit brutal...
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    I hope not as we value them. I’ve not come across...

    I hope not as we value them. I’ve not come across fake marks as I don’t do fairs but I know people are duped by marks other than assay marks. This even applies to makers some of whom are really...
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    Just for information Edinburgh is very near to...

    Just for information Edinburgh is very near to closing down and is not accepting any more work. Anything still with them will be put in the safe and insured by them until they open again
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    I’ve always bought mine from Cookson but only...

    I’ve always bought mine from Cookson but only when there is free delivery or it will be marked as hazardous and they’ll charge huge amounts. It’s also when you should buy anything marked hazardous
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    Loving the shapes of the necklace especially,...

    Loving the shapes of the necklace especially, very retro again and I’d happily wear that. I’m not a pastel person so loved your more bold colours better but that’s a purely personal thing.
    Maybe in...
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    That would be me then :)

    That would be me then :)
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    Thanks Alastair.I’ll pass this on. Funnily...

    Thanks Alastair.I’ll pass this on.
    Funnily enough a small amount of expertise having taken up fold forming a few years back seemed to enable him to give me advice on jewellery making after 40 years....
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    That’s great. Really impressed with the fact it’s...

    That’s great. Really impressed with the fact it’s torch enamel. The quality n your last piece on Instagram looked amazing.
    My OH had bought a starter kit a couple of years ago with mixed results as...
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    Thanks George. I was really fond of them but...

    Thanks George. I was really fond of them but would have to find a better way of holding them together to solder!
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    I did something similar once and it was so...

    I did something similar once and it was so problematic to solder together that I only did it once well twice as I managed to make 2 for earrings.

    I did like them though and would have liked to...
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    A friend said they are for pixies so I’ll leave...

    A friend said they are for pixies so I’ll leave them out at night to keep them safe.
    Another friend who likes a little pun said they said a nail brush, one nail at a time!
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    Laugh for the day. I ordered a pack of nail...

    Laugh for the day. I ordered a pack of nail brushes as I realised even in normal times ours are a bit boggin as they say in Scotland.
    It did say a travel pack but as I don’t travel it meant nothing...
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    You too Dennis. My OH would now appear to be off...

    You too Dennis. My OH would now appear to be off until the end of Aug as I wouldn’t imagine they’ll go back after Easter. We may well kill each other! Even though the OS is postponed and not...
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    Unless this has now been edited I haven’t read a...

    Unless this has now been edited I haven’t read a thing that could be termed political just the reality of the situation for us. X
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    Hoping for a good Scani Moir on B4 the Welsh one...

    Hoping for a good Scani Moir on B4 the Welsh one has been so blown depressing you’d never want to go there.,All poor people are. Ad and live in dark dreary houses. All middle class people are good...
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    Came across it the other night. He has a really...

    Came across it the other night. He has a really gentle way of reporting that’s nice just now.
    We watch quite a lot of BBC4 in an effort to miss all the news programmes and we have BBC Scotland now...
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    Edin once marked the front of one earring and the...

    Edin once marked the front of one earring and the back of the other! They were foldform and it seemed quite obvious to me but obviously not to them:) But the wires were formed in place. It wasn’t ...
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    I rarely make rings but wouldn’t laser mark them...

    I rarely make rings but wouldn’t laser mark them to be honest as there is definitely too much friction. If I did I’d ask for a deeper mark. It’s fine for the backs of pendants and even cuffs which I...
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    Sometimes laser is the only mark possible if you...

    Sometimes laser is the only mark possible if you make bespoke and having that option has been a godsend in many cases.
    I’ve been registered since 1979 and I can honestly say I’ve never lost a mark...
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    It actually appears to be quite resilient Bob if...

    It actually appears to be quite resilient Bob if it’s not in an area of wear and I use it a lot. Particularly useful if you do a lot of domes or hollow pieces and they have even been known to fit one...
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