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    Default Lost....

    Hi All,..I live near Nottingham
    A quick shout..just joined the forum..02/2011..trying to work with copper ...but....not sure how to begin properly....spoke to Dennis....he kindly pointed me to the ideas..idea...thanks for that....any other hints welcome...
    Mikki

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    hello!

    I'm also new. what kind of stuff do you want to make in copper?

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    Hi Medusa,
    I am looking at brooches..bangles only..at the moment....trying these..before silver...I have made 3 rings..1 bangle in silver...and you ??

    Mikki

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    Hi Mikki,

    I cast silver and also mangle it. I should practice on copper first. post pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medusa View Post
    Hi Mikki,

    I cast silver and also mangle it. I should practice on copper first. post pics?
    What casting method do you use?

    regard

    Stuart

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    I should clarify, I don't personally cast it, I send it to a place in Brum. it's basically lost wax, though I'm casting seaweed so it's a bit more unpredictable!

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    Dear Mikki,

    If you are still lost, I would suggest you get some books with projects suitable for beginners and work on them in copper. If you can also join a course you will have a chance to try various more expensive tools and the advice of a teacher.

    Two easy books, which I have mentioned before are:
    Tips and Shortcuts for Jewellery Making, Steven O'Keefe. Two-In-One Manuals Jewellery, Madeline Coles.

    I hope you will not be disheartened and soon present us with some pix of your work. Kind regards, Dennis.

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    Hello Mikki,

    I'm between Nottingham and Derby...
    Just started an interesting 6 weeks course in Derby, working on cuttlefish casting at the moment.

    Louise

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    Hello Mikki, I'm new to this forum too...
    Guess so far, so good...I'm just browsing topics and all...and it sounds interesting..

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