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    Very true! But I always only see them together...

    Very true! But I always only see them together during making or in the box, where every little difference niggles at me until they are both identical! I do not do myself any favours!
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    Thanks again everyone, I think I'll buy a brass...

    Thanks again everyone, I think I'll buy a brass block and punches, and a little piece of leather / suede to be on the safe side! I'll let you all know how I get on for future reference for others! ...
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    Thanks so much everyone! I have been drying...

    Thanks so much everyone!

    I have been drying my unfired clay over domed moulds but my little flowers always end up with different amounts of curve / dome in them (if you know what I mean!) even...
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    Silver Clay and Doming punches

    Hi everyone, I'm after a bit of advice as I'd like to buy a Doming punch to shape little silver clay flowers, as I'm having problems getting uniform shapes drying my clay over Doming moulds. Should I...
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    Bad finish on fired Sterling Clay

    Hi, I was wondering If anyone has had any issues with the finish of sterling clay pieces after firing. My pieces go into the final stage of the firing schedule perfectly smooth and completely dry and...
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    Thanks Dennis, the website you gave a link to...

    Thanks Dennis, the website you gave a link to says 1290 F for 10 mins? I'm only a beginner metal clay user but that doesn't really seem hot or long enough, I bought my kiln as blow torching caused my...
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    Melted kiln fired PMC

    Hiya everyone!

    I was wondering if anyone could help with a few kiln issues I have:

    I have just bought a new paragon sc2 and have just used it for the 1st time and a few of my pieces melted (I...
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    Thanks very much Julia, I hadn't thought of...

    Thanks very much Julia, I hadn't thought of enquiring about wholesale discount on the clay, I could do that and stick with the diploma as I do really like the sound of it's freedom in design and the...
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    Art clay certificate vs diploma??!!

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with either of these two qualifications that they could share?

    I've been using art clay silver for a year or so and feel my knowledge and...
  10. Thread: flaky clay

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    Problem solved!! i haven't tried using cellophane...

    Problem solved!! i haven't tried using cellophane to roll out the clay before, it works a treat and I now have smooth clay! I'm self taught in art clay so it is taking me a while to learn all these...
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    Thanks medusa and pmc designs, sorry i haven't...

    Thanks medusa and pmc designs, sorry i haven't replied sooner i haven't had much time to think about jewellery making over christmas!

    I'm using silver art clay, I don't think i'm working in an...
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    flaky clay

    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone could help me, I'm having problems using my clay as it keeps breaking when i try and roll it out, It seems to just flake and break and I can never get a...
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    Thanks very much to you all, I'll give it a go...

    Thanks very much to you all, I'll give it a go although I think I may buy the earpins from cooksons, I hadn't realised they were so cheap and making them does look a bit complicated!

    Cheers,...
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    Hi all, I was after a little advice on this...

    Hi all, I was after a little advice on this topic, I'm also attempting to solder some sterling silver ear posts to fine silver but I'm new to soldering with sterling silver and not sure how to do it,...
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