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    That's the chart I've got too. Don't know where...

    That's the chart I've got too. Don't know where it came from, other than on here at some point but it works!


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    I use those nice big drink straws from a famous...

    I use those nice big drink straws from a famous burger place!! Fold the bottom over and tape around it then add a little flag to the top with the size on....
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    Stay strong, Pat. When I lost my partner, ten...

    Stay strong, Pat. When I lost my partner, ten years ago now, my dogs were the only reason I got out of bed some days. One day at a time ... and the dogs will be there with you all the way. x

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  4. Thread: Forum issues

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    I've never had any problems either but I tend to...

    I've never had any problems either but I tend to only access via Tapatalk on my iPhone and occasionally via the same app on my iPad. I've also got a Mac so never have to suffer the trials and...
  5. Must admit I've never tried to tie knots in it -...

    Must admit I've never tried to tie knots in it - on the rare occasions I've used stretchy elastic I've used a crimp tube to join the two ends. I also tend to use two separate strands of elastic when...
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    I've found the same thing with beeswax in fine...

    I've found the same thing with beeswax in fine blades. I smear a tiny bit of badger balm on the back of the blade instead and it seems to do the trick without clogging the teeth.


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    I ordered some wire on the last day of the sale...

    I ordered some wire on the last day of the sale too. Got my 2mm ok but I'm pretty sure the website said the 1.5mm was out of stock so I didn't bother. I'm lucky that I'm local to JQ so can pop in to...
  8. Love the ring, Lydia - but then I love all your...

    Love the ring, Lydia - but then I love all your stuff, especially the chunkier, rustic looking pieces. Good luck! [emoji4]


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    Well, here goes. My first entry ever into a competition. Reticulated and granulated heart pendant. I've had a few...
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    Happened to have bought one of these earlier...

    Happened to have bought one of these earlier today from Suttons in Birmingham. Paid 1.30 plus vat. Was there in person though - no idea how much the postage etc would be if you ordered online.

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  11. Thread: Americans

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    Reminds me of when my Canadian cousin visited...

    Reminds me of when my Canadian cousin visited some years ago - she couldn't understand what I was talking about when I mentioned I'd seen a squirrel in the garden. Eventually she understood but said...
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    Thanks for the question and the answers provided....

    Thanks for the question and the answers provided. I've been dabbling with reticulation and the very same question had crossed my mind. You beat me to it!
    Sue.


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    I know Cookies have samples out in the showroom...

    I know Cookies have samples out in the showroom (Birmingham) and it's great to be able to see before buying. Think the ability to get some samples if you can't visit in person (which, I guess is most...
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    I've got the "own brand" one as I couldn't afford...

    I've got the "own brand" one as I couldn't afford any of the others but I must say, so far, it's been excellent. It makes such a difference to have the foot pedal for control. I've had it about a...
  15. Thread: Les

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    I did the same - bought the bag of small mixed...

    I did the same - bought the bag of small mixed opal cabs with no idea what to do with them! I've tube set a couple of the larger ones so far and that seems to have worked ok so I will probably do the...
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    Hi Lorry I've had the same issue with my barrel...

    Hi Lorry
    I've had the same issue with my barrel polisher when polishing things with raised bits even when using shot with most of the long sharp bits removed and I put it down to the fact that the...
  17. Thread: Big Bead Show.

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    I spent a bit at the Cheltenham a Rock & Gem show...

    I spent a bit at the Cheltenham a Rock & Gem show last month. Was really pleased with my purchases and am looking forward to going again. Pity there aren't any nearer home (Stourbridge). Think...
  18. Thread: ring sizing

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    That's really helpful. I've got a chart that...

    That's really helpful. I've got a chart that shows different lengths required as the thickness increases but it doesn't allow for the width of the band. Thank you Dennis; always so helpful.

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    Merry Christmas everyone! 🎅🎄🎁 Sent from my...

    Merry Christmas everyone! 🎅🎄🎁


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  20. Thread: Hallmarking

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    I'm with Birmingham. Took some stuff in on Friday...

    I'm with Birmingham. Took some stuff in on Friday and was told 4 day turnaround too. It's great to be near enough to deliver and collect in person - certainly cuts down on the times!


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    Hi Sue. Hello from another Sue! I just...

    Hi Sue.
    Hello from another Sue! I just introduced myself too. I also started out with a dremel and flex shaft. It was ok to a point but frustrating having to turn it off and on manually and not...
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    And hello from me ...

    Hi there everyone.
    I'm finally getting around to introducing myself after a few months as a 'lurker' although I have made the occasional contribution to discussions.

    I'm recently retired...
  23. Thread: Jewellers bench

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    Vos, I like the idea of a tea towel. I'm forever...

    Vos, I like the idea of a tea towel. I'm forever having to bend down to pick stuff up off the floor and it's not always easy to see, given my totally impractical cream carpet!! (Not to mention the...
  24. Thread: Jewellers bench

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    Looking good. I'd love a proper bench but have no...

    Looking good. I'd love a proper bench but have no space. I'm either in my sister's loft while they're at work or using my dressing table. Not easy to make stuff in a one bedroom apartment (with...
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    Wow! Looks brilliant. I want ... Sent from...

    Wow! Looks brilliant. I want ...


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