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    Yes, no problem to emboss or cut. The question is...

    Yes, no problem to emboss or cut. The question is only will they be durable enough when finished. We would like to know more about what you are making to advise you properly.
    You can also use fine...
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    Decorate Kulfi? Dennis.

    Decorate Kulfi? Dennis.
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    Bellore Rashbel have it as 2.5mm, a little...

    Bellore Rashbel have it as 2.5mm, a little thicker than you want: https://www.bellorerashbel.co.uk/silver-925-sheet-0.25mm-8002852

    If you are going into this long term, you might consider buying...
  4. Thread: Soldering aid

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    That's a step in the right direction.

    That's a step in the right direction.
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    It's actually a beautiful retro setting, maybe...

    It's actually a beautiful retro setting, maybe for a young bride's wedding chest, so I guess it's the gold that matters, rather than the cost of the pearl.

    However watching the pearl being beaten...
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    Soldering aids can be made from old flat files,...

    Soldering aids can be made from old flat files, heated and the tang bent while red. Also by gripping a nail in some cheap to buy haemostats.
    But ultimately you are best to buy a pack of titanium...
  7. Thread: Two For One

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    Thank you Sheena. What are you up to now? Dennis.

    Thank you Sheena. What are you up to now? Dennis.
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    Its a nightmare actually Allan, but so far, our...

    Its a nightmare actually Allan, but so far, our members have had nothing constructive to add. My feeling is that you might get more support if you joined a professional jewellers association.
    You...
  9. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to the forum, Susana. Please do join in...

    Welcome to the forum, Susana. Please do join in our conversations and show us some of your work. Dennis.
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    Thank you everyone, for looking in and your kind...

    Thank you everyone, for looking in and your kind comments.
    I'm always delighted to have a bit of silver work too. The acrylics are so much tougher and dustier. Dennis.
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    Two For One

    As this has been the season for Christmas gifts, I was asked for one of my edible necklaces. Well, not really edible, but they have a marshmallow look.
    The pieces were sliced from a billet of...
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    The micromotors only fit one size, which is the...

    The micromotors only fit one size, which is the same as all the tools sold by Cookson, 2.35mm shanks.
    To be fair, no one here has yet complained about their Marathons, but we are cautious about no...
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    Unfortunately Micromotors under that name are...

    Unfortunately Micromotors under that name are made in the Far East by a number of different sources, so it's difficult to comment with certainty.
    All I can say is that I bought one like that as a...
  14. Thread: Hello

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    Hi Ciarán, and welcome to the forum. Fist of all,...

    Hi Ciarán, and welcome to the forum. Fist of all, unless you've won the lottery, there's no need to buy a spool of silver chain.

    You can buy it by the metre, or even by the centimetre, here from...
  15. Hello Nat and welcome. Here are my thoughts on...

    Hello Nat and welcome.
    Here are my thoughts on lighting:

    LEDs are good, because they are economical and give a relatively shadowless light. It can also be dimmed for instance when soldering, or...
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    If your bangle is to have a hinge, as I presume...

    If your bangle is to have a hinge, as I presume it must, then you can secure it using another hinge, but with a captive split pin, which can be partly withdrawn.

    My acrylic cuff illustrates this,...
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    A simple way to make them of consistent size is...

    A simple way to make them of consistent size is to make small dips in a charcoal block as mentioned in the first reply by Peter Bond, using ball burs, and melting open jump rings in them. Dennis.
  18. Thread: 1mm shot

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum. Small is good,...

    Hi, and welcome to the forum.
    Small is good, because it reduces the visible damage due to surface pinpricks. However if it is only round shot, it is likely to leave sharp angles and recesses still...
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    Many of us including myself don't do this for a...

    Many of us including myself don't do this for a living, and those who do have not answered, possibly because they don't sell abroad.
    Your best move is not to go it alone, but to join a professional...
  20. Congratulations, Maria. A satisfied customer and...

    Congratulations, Maria. A satisfied customer and a reprieved husband.
    Hope you don't get a flow of these now. Dennis.
  21. Thread: Hello

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    Don't loose heart. We all have to experiment...

    Don't loose heart. We all have to experiment first. If your tubing is sticky a tiny amount of lubricant such as oil, or Vaseline will fix it. Dennis.
  22. It looks like the remains of the dark patina,...

    It looks like the remains of the dark patina, which was not removed by tumbling, and missed in the evening light. Tumble for longer, or rub with a silver polishing cloth and it should go.Dennis.
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    Hi and welcome. This is way out of my...

    Hi and welcome.
    This is way out of my experience, because I fail to understand why your beads need to be silicone lined.
    However you can most easily thread tubing of the appropriate size (possibly...
  24. Correction. I should have said: A hallmark can...

    Correction. I should have said: A hallmark can only be added by an assay office in the UK, and is required by law if you are selling it here as gold. Dennis.
  25. Well done for finding that. By way of...

    Well done for finding that.
    By way of information a hallmark can only be added by an assay office in the UK, and is required by law if you are selling here.
    In the absence of a hallmark, you can...
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