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    Default New member from Exeter, Devon

    Hello, my name is Pat and I am new to this jewellery making business. Just started evening classes at my local college in the 6th week now so have started to get to grips with it a bit. Have a bit of a challenge, two years ago I lost my eye through a cataract op that went wrong, so have also lost my distance vision. It took me quite a while to be able to make a cup of tea without spilling it on the worktop, but I have got used to that, so a new challenge was jewellery making. So far I have made a ring, bracelet and a pair of earrings for my mum. Just for a laugh on me!!!! The other day I was soldering a joint on another ring I was making and I thought as it was a nice day I would do it in the conservatory, which is a bit of a mess due to having recently acquired a Labrador puppy. Well guess what, I was looking the other way and smelt burning and I had set all dog towels alight. Fortunately I was able to throw them out in the garden in time, so its just the corners that are gone, but it could have been worse. Hubby said he thinks I should change the small spare bedroom into a workshop, well he has changed his mind now.

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    Welcome Pat.

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the forum.

    Post a picture of the pupppy and everyone will be happy - there's a pampered pets thread somewhere I think.
    Anne

    Feel the fear, and do it anyway!
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    Hi Pat
    dont worry i've set myself on fire a few times! welcome to the forum!

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    Hello Pat, yes we've all had accidents. I regularly saw my nails!

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    Sawn nails, filed fingers, rotary tool cutting disc into fingers, burns....... I dread to think what I'd be like with one eye!

    to this forum of clutzy jewellery makers Pat
    Last edited by Gemma; 26-04-2010 at 12:15 PM. Reason: My spelling's as clutzy as my jewellery making

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    Hi Pat
    Welcome to the forum & hope you don't have too many more "firebug" experiences, lol
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    Hooray! Another Exonian! Hello neighbour

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    Hello, have you been making silver jewellery long. I have recycled an old silver identity bracelet into a pendant, mainly because I have run out of things to do until the next class tomorow, but I am not sure what size wire I need to make the ring to hold the chain. Would 0.9mm be big enough?

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    Hi, thanks for the nice welcome. I hope I dont have any more firebug experiences too, it was a bit scary. Good job I had the doors open, not sure about converting the bedroom as a workroom tho, sounds like an accident waiting to happen. !!!!

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    Welcome to the forums from me too
    Su' xx

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