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Thread: Simple seaglass & chalcedony ring selection

  1. #11
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    They look really lovely so well done

    Your finishing looks alot higher standard than most sea glass items others make as well. I feel its a item thats let down by have a go heros bashing out cheapy pieces

  2. #12
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    Thanks both, they aren't perfect, but I try to spend a while in polishing/finishing stage to get something that looks professional!

    mick, I am jealous that you are near Seaham or somewhere you can collect multis - I am landlocked and limited to searching whenever we go on holiday (or if I can outsource the beachcombing to family members!)

  3. #13
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    Default Bezel woes

    Quote Originally Posted by belette View Post
    What are you using for the bezel strip? The ones above were done with the 3mm bezel strip from cookies but I know others prefer either using sheet or rolling wire.

    I use hard solder paste to join the bezel strip and then move back to borax/pallions to add the baseplate, the solder paste creates more cleanup but i find it works well in this application. For attaching the base plate pallions are definitely tidier though. What stage are you having the melting problem at?
    Did it take you a while to get the knack of using the bezel wire? I seem to find that using the 3mm gets quite beat up and raggedy

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    They're lovely, very nicely done.

  5. #15
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    I'm afraid you are both a year too late and belette has long fled to the coop.
    As for bezel wire, no need to suffer if you use strip cut from 4.00mm fine silver sheet, or even thicker. Dennis.

  6. #16
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    Thanks Dennis, just got some in the post!

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