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Thread: Setting stones and random thoughts

  1. #21
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    I very rarely use polish of any sort, sometimes I hand polish if something looks really dull, but all my stuff goes in the tumbler with lots of soap and they come out sparkling.

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    There certainly seems to be a lot of options. What I think I'll do is make something, show you all and ask for help when you can see specifically what the problems may be – if any. But thanks so much all for the input.
    Steve

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    You might want to make your thing in bits & put together lastly, sometimes setting stones in an awkward completed job can be trouble ..

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    I agree with what Chris says, I have always made my insects, birds and flowers in pieces and assembled the finished article after the pieces have been enamelled, set with stones and polished.
    Not sure if you have seen my work Steve.

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    James

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    Wow and double wow James! Your work is amazing.
    I especially love the dragonfly.

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    Theresa, here is another pic of the dragonly paperweight.

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    Blimey! That is beautiful work. I love that they're scenes too, not just pieces. I'd love to see bigger pictures, particularly of the animals, and especially of the butterfly, and a really good step-by-step explanation of how you made everything and enamelled that hummingbird.

    Thanks very much for posting that.
    Steve

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    You don't ask for much do you.
    James..you half half an hour

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    Haha! Sorry, take your time!

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    Have you done it yet?

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