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    yep. Just that I use a bit of paper behind the feather/leaf/mesh/lace/punched paper/whatever, but it's only to stop stuff sticking to the rollers really. It's worth annealing the sheet a couple or three times (bit of depletion gilding) first to get a really good impression.

    Brass plates work brilliantly. The sort that papercrafters use for dry embossing (which can be bought all over the place) or you can use the saltwater and battery etching technique (Becky F has done some really nice stuff with this).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Brass plates work brilliantly. The sort that papercrafters use for dry embossing (which can be bought all over the place)
    OMG I have loads of those from cardmaking - some haven't even been used, I just really liked the patterns!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominicci View Post
    Ooh Linda...yes a Kiln, because I would like a whole Lampworking set up as well! I will see how everything is going up to Christmas and see what New Year brings. It also depend on what hubby's new shed yields. He is just putting the slate roof on and has promised me one side of the shed (this thing is brick built and 7 x 15 ft - I get a 7ft side with a work top all the way across and a window). But that is only if everything of his from the garage goes in it as the corrugated iron garage is coming down.
    they have some great deals on tillerman beads at the mo for a newbie lampwork kit my finger has been hanging over the 'add to cart' many a time just cant quite take the plunge. I already have propane sievert gas torch do i need another head etc does anyone know?

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    i was doing some Mokume at college on day when i rollered my finger great impression but awfully painful, still have the scar where my finger split ..ouch

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    OMG. Ouch! Took a fast intake of breath when I read that. Still doesn't put me off wanting a mill though.

    Oh, and George, what is that salt water and battery etching you were referring to? Sounds interesting.
    Linda

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    I think most jewellery folks I know have some sort of "Scar of Honour", like a good cook tends to have burn scars on their arms, lol
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    I don't personally have any scars, but my kitchen floor does
    Linda

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    Jo, if you've got a sievert and hosing, then all you need to get started with glass is a hothead and connector - Tuffnell's has both.

    Linda, here's a link for the etching thing: http://www.artjewelrymag.com/ART/Def...px?c=a&id=1219

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