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    Sorry I should have made it more clear. The brass...

    Sorry I should have made it more clear. The brass brush is used to smooth away the white surface of newly fired silver clay and then sanding sponges are used for polishing. What I wanted to know was...
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    Brass brush for silver clay

    Hi, I've been making silver fingerprint jewellery for a few years and after firing use a brass brush to bring up the silver before sanding. The bristles on my brush were getting rather bent so I...
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    Thank-you very much for that Enigma :) They look...

    Thank-you very much for that Enigma :) They look alot easier than soldering. The only downside is the cost although with the amount of cufflinks I've had to replace it would probably be worth it!
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    I agree that charms and pendants are alot less...

    I agree that charms and pendants are alot less trouble than soldered pieces! Am not familiar with embeddable findings though. Is this something that could be used for cufflinks do you know?
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    Hi Sarah, yes they have been fresh clay not...

    Hi Sarah, yes they have been fresh clay not rehydrated. I'm not sure what you mean by oil or slik (I'm beginning to realize there's an awful lot I don't know about silver clay!) but I have been using...
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    Thank-you so much for this Melanie :) Yes I'd...

    Thank-you so much for this Melanie :) Yes I'd noticed that particularly square cufflinks warp which I don't think helped when it came to soldering the backs on! As you mentioned tumbling, can I ask...
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    Thank-you I'll definitely increase the time and...

    Thank-you I'll definitely increase the time and temperature then. At the risk of sounding like a complete amateur, what does work hardening involve? As I mentioned in a previous post I received a...
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    Thanks Melanie, that's interesting to know. I'd...

    Thanks Melanie, that's interesting to know. I'd seen a major company using sterling and was impressed with the mirror finish but was put off by the complicated firing. Might give it a go though!
    For...
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    Thank-you very much Melanie for your input. Out...

    Thank-you very much Melanie for your input. Out of interest why did you choose to use sterling clay? Is it considered superior to fine silver clay?
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    Would those of you familiar with Art Clay Silver...

    Would those of you familiar with Art Clay Silver agree with firing at 1650 degrees Fahrenheit or 900 degrees Centigrade for two hours? This is such an increase in temperature and time from what I've...
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    Thank-you V, Steve and Sarah for your very...

    Thank-you V, Steve and Sarah for your very helpful replies. I will contact Lisa Cain as suggested to see if she has any insights. I think I'm beginning to understand that fired silver is not the same...
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    Thank-you for your reply Caroline. I haven't used...

    Thank-you for your reply Caroline. I haven't used a burnishing tool before and when I looked online there seemed to be different types. Is there any type in particular you'd recommend for burnishing...
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    Thank-you both for your replies. I've been making...

    Thank-you both for your replies. I've been making and selling silver clay pieces with fingerprints, handprints and footprints for three years without any problem until now so I can't help thinking...
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    Silver clay disaster! Please help!

    I've been running a fingerprint jewellery business for about three years and although when I began I had some issues with the backs breaking off cufflinks, that was resolved and I've had no problems...
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    Making reverse moulds for silver fingerprints

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    I've been making silver fingerprint jewellery for quite some time but am still not happy with the quality of the reverse moulds. I have used both Siligum and the more expensive brand with the...
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    Thank-you very much Dennis, yes I had seen that...

    Thank-you very much Dennis, yes I had seen that post and was wondering which of the two systems people found to be more user-friendly. Would be very grateful for any advice from people who have used...
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    Best letter stamps for silver clay

    Hi there,
    I've been looking at different systems for stamping letters onto wet silver clay and looking through previous posts I've seen that both the Art Clay Alphabet Stamp Kit and the Alphadisc...
  18. Thank-you Peter, that's very helpful

    Thank-you Peter, that's very helpful
  19. Imagepac stampmaker (trouble with printing black enough negative)

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    I've been using the Imagepac stampmaker for a while in order to make hand and footprint stamps for silver clay and have never managed to get an opaque black negative despite following all the...
  20. Looking for silver hand/footprint refresher course in London/Surrey area

    Hi there,
    I took an online course in silver fingerprint, hand and footprint jewellery and subsequently started a business but am now realizing the limitations of having learnt online and am...
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    Thank-you all for your advice! :)

    Thank-you all for your advice! :)
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    Thank-you very much for all that information...

    Thank-you very much for all that information Silken, that's really helpful. I think I read somewhere that some people recommend wiping the silver clay pre-firing with a baby wipe to help get a good...
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    Thank-you Medusa, that's very helpful. Having...

    Thank-you Medusa, that's very helpful. Having just looked through alot of fingerprint jewellery websites, I think you're right and that the majority aren't that high shine. I'd seen a few that were...
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    Thank-you for your detailed replies! Which have...

    Thank-you for your detailed replies! Which have made me realize how ignorant I am! When I started making the fingerprint jewellery I bought a package which included all the tools and materials, which...
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    Mirror finish to silver clay pieces

    Hi :) I'm new to the forum and would be really grateful for any advice!
    I've been making silver fingerprint/hand/footprint jewellery for a little while now but have noticed that the pieces in some...
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