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  1. Aw I totally agree with Carole, they're so cute,...

    Aw I totally agree with Carole, they're so cute, try again!


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    Wow-wee! Looking forward to reading your blog...

    Wow-wee! Looking forward to reading your blog Hans!


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    James, you have a very lucky daughter!! You...

    James, you have a very lucky daughter!! You manage to make even simple rings look so elegant! Thank you for posting step by step photos, it's really interesting and informative.

    Lucy


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    Thank you everyone for your tips and suggestion!....

    Thank you everyone for your tips and suggestion!. I hadn't thought of piercing the solder strip first, I suspect that will help a lot!.George, I have the solder cutting pliers you mention but I find...
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    Tin snips/shears

    Hello everyone. Can anyone recommend a decent pair of tin snips/shears for cutting solder chips? The pair I have are terrible and I'm finding I can't cut chips small enough for what I want, and it's...
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    Absolutely gorgeous Dennis! It's a really pretty...

    Absolutely gorgeous Dennis! It's a really pretty and very wearable interpretation. Just out of curiosity I wondered how big in diameter is it?

    Lucy


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    Thanks Carole and Elaine, I think she was quite...

    Thanks Carole and Elaine, I think she was quite pleased with it. It all got a bit embarrassing because she didn't believe that I'd made it :/ As I said though, its not really the kind of thing I...
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    Hi everyone, This is my little entry. It was a...

    Hi everyone,

    This is my little entry. It was a last minute present for my boyfriend's mother's 65th birthday (with two days notice!). Made from sterling sheet, wire and a rose gold wire rivet for...
  9. Thanks Peter and Medusa, I will look that up too....

    Thanks Peter and Medusa, I will look that up too. I actually ordered the Brepohl book the other day on a bit of a whim and it arrived this morning which was quite exciting :) so I'm going to be...
  10. Thanks Dennis, that's really helpful. I'll track...

    Thanks Dennis, that's really helpful. I'll track your suggestions down! The boxes and lockets book in particular sounds like it might be what I'm after, but I also like the idea of the old fashioned...
  11. catches/clasps/hinges - book recommendations?

    Hello everyone

    I'm beginning to build up a collection of books on silver-smithing (as this is my prime method of learning for now), but would really like to find one that has a lot of info on...
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    Thanks for your input guys - I guess there is no...

    Thanks for your input guys - I guess there is no standard way of doing it! I'm taking your advice though with the dominant hand thing though.
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    Necklace clasps

    Just joining a necklace together and I started thinking about the clasp...As with zips and shirt buttons, is there a commonly followed "rule" about which side of a necklace the clasp goes on? I'm not...
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    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the idea of the...

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the idea of the stacking weather rings and the use of colour, and as for the biscuits... Well now I want a custard cream!

    Lucy
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    Thanks Dennis, currently I just want to make...

    Thanks Dennis, currently I just want to make short lines but as I expand my designs I probably will want to make them longer. Quite why I hadn't thought of a knife I'm not sure, but I think that...
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    Thanks, I'll take a look, and maybe even have a...

    Thanks, I'll take a look, and maybe even have a go! It would definitely be useful to be able to make my own.

    Lucy
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    James, out of interest, when you say about filing...

    James, out of interest, when you say about filing the rod to shape - is that just using ordinary files I would use for silver?
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    Aha! Thank you James, I think that's exactly what...

    Aha! Thank you James, I think that's exactly what I'm looking for... I was missing the word "chasing" from my searches :/ Thank you so much!!!
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    That thought had occurred to me Steve, but I...

    That thought had occurred to me Steve, but I thought it might be quite an expensive option for something so simple?
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    Straight line punch

    Hi

    I would like to be able to punch some straight lines onto silver so that I can use platinol and then polish back so just the grooves are dark (think aztec/tribal kind of designs). I'm having...
  21. Thread: Hello!

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    Thanks for the tip about the website Tabby. I'd...

    Thanks for the tip about the website Tabby. I'd like eventually to get my work into boutiques/galleries etc.. I think its going to be a long old process, but exciting and fun too - especially if I...
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    Thank you all, lots of helpful advice! It hadn't...

    Thank you all, lots of helpful advice! It hadn't occurred to me that my work room might be a bit damp as it's a new build house.... But of course, that's precisely the problem! They are so well...
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    Looking after tools...

    Hello

    I'm sure this is quite a stupid question but I'm wondering how I'm supposed to look after my tools?! Beyond buying and using them, I'm completely clueless! I've noticed that some of my files...
  24. Thread: Hello!

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    Thanks Lauren and Lorriane! Its quite the...

    Thanks Lauren and Lorriane! Its quite the inspiring place!
  25. Thread: Hello!

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    Hi Patstone, I'm in Torquay, where i've just...

    Hi Patstone, I'm in Torquay, where i've just noticed it is hailing on all my washing! Make that thundering! No chance I'm going out to retrieve that now! Anyway, I digress! I would love to know about...
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