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    Thanks for your advice.

    Thanks for your advice.
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    Thanks George, funnily enough I tried adding a...

    Thanks George, funnily enough I tried adding a bit of scrap fine silver that (offcuts from bezels) but it was only a bit. Yeah, I have been researching silver nuggets and can see these little tiny...
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    Thank you. It's not massive holes but like you...

    Thank you. It's not massive holes but like you say the underneath is has a rough side from the soldering block and when I sand it down, there are ever so tiny little pits. I am rolling the pebbles...
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    Thanks Dennis, I don't think I have those tools...

    Thanks Dennis, I don't think I have those tools but I think I know what you're saying to do. Will give it a go. What do you mean when the flux is still liquid? I saw a you tube video saying to flux...
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    Silver nuggets/balls

    Hello,

    I've been melting down some scrap silver to make balls/nuggets that I flatten out slightly.

    I bought a charcoal block which I thought would help with this and it does work much better...
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    Hi Dennis, Thanks for your input. I suppose...

    Hi Dennis,

    Thanks for your input. I suppose people have different ways and methods. I have never done enamelling before and would have never thought this would be how you would darken letters...
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    Thanks so much for your reply China, you've been...

    Thanks so much for your reply China, you've been really helpful.
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    Hi Caroline, Thanks for your reply, really...

    Hi Caroline,

    Thanks for your reply, really appreciate it!
    The twisted ring was just an example I was using as the ring I have has stayed black for a long time.
    What I am planning to blacken...
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    Thanks China, I am definitely going to give this...

    Thanks China, I am definitely going to give this a go with the glue. Will any glue be OK? There seems to be quite a few different types. I'm going to do a trial ring for myself first and see how...
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    Thanks Caroline - do you mix the dust and with...

    Thanks Caroline - do you mix the dust and with Araldite or Epoxy together and do you find it long lasting? It's probably just being a moron but there seems to be a lot of different glues out there...
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    Hi China, On your earlier response you...

    Hi China,

    On your earlier response you mentioned about using a dyed epoxy and pigment. I had a look for the pigment and found some here: ...
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    Thanks Alastair - yes some of the links didn't...

    Thanks Alastair - yes some of the links didn't work but others did. They give a link to the Rio Grande site to a product called "Midas Background Antique and Solvent Kit" but when you click on the...
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    Thank you Alastair, I will take a look.

    Thank you Alastair, I will take a look.
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    Thank you China, I will look into this.

    Thank you China, I will look into this.
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    Blackened stamping on rings

    Hi there,

    Does anybody know what could be used to black stamping on rings? I know about liver of sulphur and also about the impressart paste you can use. The paste seems to be no longer...
  16. Thread: Silver Clay

    by Loulou
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    Silver Clay

    Hello! Hope everyone had a great Christmas Day! I got some silver clay as a gift which I'm looking forward to using! I've never used it before but have been watching some you tube videos. The...
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    That's great you're getting on well with the ex...

    That's great you're getting on well with the ex dental appliance! That's pretty clever! I'm not technical regarding trying the foredom handpiece and there are different ones. Maybe check on you tube...
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    Hello, my foredom arrived today. I got the...

    Hello, my foredom arrived today.
    I got the quick release Foredom SR and the stand too as the foredom is quite a bit heavier than the Dremel I had and seems to need a sturdier stand but each and...
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    Thanks for your help Caroline!

    Thanks for your help Caroline!
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    Thanks Dennis, that's really helpful!

    Thanks Dennis, that's really helpful!
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    by Loulou
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    Drilling

    Hello jewellery fanatics, just wondered if anyone has any advice on tools/ drills for drilling holes in material up to 1.2mm thick.
    I currently use this hand held tool and I must admit it always...
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    haha well hopefully it will blow me away rather...

    haha well hopefully it will blow me away rather than blow up lol
    Thanks Ian! I've bought the double stand thing too but there's mixed reviews on this...hoping it will hold up. Will see!
  23. Thanks for the info. Hope your thumb gets better...

    Thanks for the info. Hope your thumb gets better soon!
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    Thanks for your reply!
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    Yes I will. It should arrive in time for me to...

    Yes I will. It should arrive in time for me to use this week so I'll let you know!
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