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    Ready for a kiln, can you help me choose?

    Evening
    I've been making things with metal clay for about a year now and have got my first commission [gulp].

    So far using a torch for firing has been a bit hit and miss, with a couple of...
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    How to dispose of pickle?

    I've had my pot of acid pickle for over a year, it has lots of bits floating in it as it now taking an age to clean any jewellery. One of the reasons I've had it for so long is not being sure what...
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    Lovely, very festive! Do you clean the leaves...

    Lovely, very festive!

    Do you clean the leaves with anything before applying the paste? I would think the holly leaves would be quite waxy, or does that help?
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    What a lovely piece, fuchsias are my mums...

    What a lovely piece, fuchsias are my mums favourite flower.
    How long do you let them 'glow' for when you are firing with a torch?
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    Liver of sulphur and pickle

    My friend has asked me to solder the jump rings on a bracelet for her as she's scared of losing the charms. I'm not familiar with it, but I'm fairly certain that they have liver of sulphur on them...
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    Joe, I've been putting things in the tumbler with...

    Joe, I've been putting things in the tumbler with out brushing as you suggested, and they have come out really well, very shiny. Thanks!
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    I don't have a gas hob (it's electric) but I do...

    I don't have a gas hob (it's electric) but I do have a camping stove, will that work as well?

    I bit bullet and chucked a couple of test pieces in my tumbler and am amazed at how shiny they are,...
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    Polishing and firing

    Hi, I'm a long time lurker and although not first time poster, it's been a very long time :o

    Am trying to find the best way to fire either pmc or art clay at home. I know ideally it would a kiln,...
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    Thanks Jo. Not sure what they'll find, but they...

    Thanks Jo. Not sure what they'll find, but they can have a look. I've found the letter and invite from cooksons, so I'll take that along too.

    Really looking forward to it. Think the bank...
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    Hi Can someone help me out? How strict are they...

    Hi Can someone help me out? How strict are they likely to be on 'trade only'? I have a domain name/email address and am going to start trading this year, but as yet don't have any business cards or...
  11. Is there something close in texture to practise with?

    I have a little packet of PMC which I'd like use to make an imprint of my sons fingerprint. But am really nervous about using it in case I muck it up.

    Is there something that's similar that I can...
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    Thanks for the welcome! Right, I'm off to get...

    Thanks for the welcome! Right, I'm off to get posting!

    Murano we're quite near each other!
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    Time to stop lurking!

    Hi

    I have been reading the forums for a few months now but have never posted, so thought was time I introduced myself.
    I took a weekend course on making silver jewellery a couple of years ago,...
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