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    Default Hi from Cornwall

    Hi my name is Bill i live near Hayle in west Cornwall my wife has been making bead jewellery for years so i thought i would try my hand with some silver and have a go at some simple rings this is a few examples of what i have done.
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    That looks good, do you make the shanks or buy them they look patterned unless its just the light in the photo. I live in Exeter so not a million miles away.

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    Hi i buy the silver already patterned in lengths of 50 cm it is square with pattern on outside then i make the shanks from that .
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    Welcome to the forum. If the stones are set and not just glued in, then I think you are doing a good job. Dennis.

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    Hi Dennis thank you for the feedback the stones are glued first then burnished around i need to find deeper bezels so i can try to set them properly or make some deeper bezels but just learning a bit at a time. all the best BIll

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    Hi Bill. I'm just down the road at Camborne

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    Hi Carole
    I was looking at the class you teach will be in touch for some lessons

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