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    Default Family Bling.

    There are several You Tube videos on the effects of twisting square wire, and I woke up one morning with the idea of presenting all my immediate family with a twisted wire ring in 9ct gold.

    The pros are that it is hard wearing and comes in three colours so offering a good number of combinations. The cons are that the size of square wire I settled for 1.3, had to be drawn down from the next size up 2.0.

    To cut down on waste, there were experiments in copper and a bit of maths involving Pi, before ordering. Then a holding of breath when drawing down the wire.
    My picture shows three rings completed, and one still in bits. A fifth one was started later. That month I was one of Cooksons more valued customers, but cornflakes for tea.

    Bases: 0.4 mm strip.
    Wires: all 1.3 mm
    Solder: any remnants of gold solder in my box with the appropriate melting point, regardless of colour. Dennis.
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    You have been busy Dennis, I thought you must be beavering away on something! How lucky to receive one of these but as you say you’ll be a bit rookie now.

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    Some family members will be really happy with those.

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    Dennis, as has so often been the case over the years, I'd love to be part of your family And not just for the bling - though those are delicious!

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    Thank you all for looking. Well you are George, part of a very small group of friends. A virtual family in fact. Dennis.

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