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  1. Thread: Reticulation

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    That's a lovely piece, very nicely done.

    That's a lovely piece, very nicely done.
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    I'm a big fan of this calculator when making...

    I'm a big fan of this calculator when making rings http://mordent.com/old/ringsize.html
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    I'm definitely not an expert in metal clay so a...

    I'm definitely not an expert in metal clay so a thorough perusal of previous threads about metal clay may provide some answers. But it sounds as though your clay wasn't properly sintered so the...
  4. Thread: Headdress

    by misspond
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    Sounds perfect, I accept!!��

    Sounds perfect, I accept!!��
  5. Thread: Headdress

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    Depends on the job I guess, if it were for an elf...

    Depends on the job I guess, if it were for an elf queen position I might do okay?



    That's an idea - although to be honest it was just an experiment.



    The leaves are stiff, it was in the...
  6. Thread: Headdress

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    My phone wouldn't allow me to add a couple more...

    My phone wouldn't allow me to add a couple more photos so here you go...

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  7. Thread: Headdress

    by misspond
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    Headdress

    No real reason for making this, other than just to have a go at electroforming something bigger than rings/pendants - and because I have no inspiration/inclination to smith anything in silver at the...
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    This thread is nine years old, you might be...

    This thread is nine years old, you might be better off starting a new topic with your question. I play with metal clay a bit but don't do fingerprints so can't answer your question.
    Deb
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    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement...

    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement when your stone is in the bezel (at this stage, whilst you're testing for fit) you might find that once it's actually set and bezel pushed down and...
  10. Thread: Hi all

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    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing...

    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing what you make and what other experience you bring.
    Deb
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    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works...

    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works faster warmed but will work cold. Very smelly though.
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    It's also available online...

    It's also available online

    I consider myself primarily a hobby maker, albeit one that occasionally sells the occasional piece, and am happy that I can buy from reputable sources such as Cooksons....
  13. For me the issue is definitely one of aesthetics,...

    For me the issue is definitely one of aesthetics, I love the Schiller in labradorite and that's difficult to replicate in all of my experiments so far. And as for gaudy glass, well I take your point...
  14. This is a subject that's been bothering me for a...

    This is a subject that's been bothering me for a while. I don't have a huge collection of stones but have decided I have enough of a palette to play with for now and won't be buying more. Instead...
  15. Thread: Gold earrings

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    They are very nice. I made some almost exactly...

    They are very nice. I made some almost exactly the same as that a couple of weeks ago, although the wire was 1mm and they were silver and not gold, and moonstones and not diamonds. Immediately...
  16. Thread: Quiet forum

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    Thanks for that, really nice to take a look at...

    Thanks for that, really nice to take a look at their work and I'm a bit envious that your saw actual pieces in a gallery.
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    Hi Lisa! Look forward to seeing what you make....

    Hi Lisa! Look forward to seeing what you make. Deb
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    Very nice, a great 60s vibe to them.

    Very nice, a great 60s vibe to them.
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    Oooh, nice!

    Oooh, nice!
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    What a shame she didn't wear them, they're...

    What a shame she didn't wear them, they're beautiful!
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    Your mileage may vary with this technique - it...

    Your mileage may vary with this technique - it can be done as others have torch fired sunny bronze metal clay and there is a CoolTools YouTube video that goes through the process. I however failed...
  22. Thread: Kilt Buckle

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    I think that looks fabulous, and agree that a...

    I think that looks fabulous, and agree that a high polish on the surface would just be a nightmare to maintain.
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    Thanks Peter, that's good to know.

    Thanks Peter, that's good to know.
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    So can I expect to see this gold foil...

    So can I expect to see this gold foil disappearing over time? I've looked for info about this but can't find any - the photo above shows the Keum Boo gold that was applied to the etched shank before...
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    That's fair enough, I'll know for myself how long...

    That's fair enough, I'll know for myself how long it takes for the gold to be assimilated by the silver.
    I bought my gold foil at Metal Clay, a smaller piece than the Cooksons sheet but at just over...
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