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Antique Beaded Jewelry by dineshhrn
People around the world cherish antique and exclusive beaded jewelry in various designs and colors. Beads come in different sizes and are made from a variety of materials like Gemstones Beads , Silver beads, Gold beads. Handcrafted beaded necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets and other items have...
August 9th 08 11:08 AM
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Titainium by [email protected]
I wanna play with some. Is it at all possible ever to weld it? Maybe with electricity or hydrogen/oxygen? Can it be hammered on to any useful end? I specifically want to drill tiny holes in a silver ring and insert tiny rods of titanium into those holes and have them stay. Oh, and can one cut it...
August 6th 08 10:52 AM
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One-Stop Jadeite Learning Center by [email protected]
Hi everyone, this is Nick from Hong Kong. I am pleased to introduce our Jadeite Learning Center http://www.collectaneajade.com for everyone here to learn more about Jadeite. Questions like difference between Jadeite and Nephrite, about the color of Jade is clearly explained and everyone here is...
August 4th 08 04:35 PM
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Sticky wax for buffing by eromlignod
Hi guys: When I was in Jr. High crafts class, we did some lapidary work with obsidian. When we sanded and buffed it we used some sort of green wax that we heated up and used to attach the stone to the end of a wooden stick. When it solidified it really stuck down hard. I'd like to use some of...
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August 1st 08 06:55 AM
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Introduction by Robert Seitz
Howdy, I've just completed my first series of designs. I'm self-taught, started with a pocketknife and carving wax, and have piece by piece built my workshop in my off-hours. I think my designs are pretty special (who doesn't), and thus far most boutiques have said my work is 'too different'...
August 1st 08 02:51 AM
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looking for miniature clasps by [email protected]
I am making a necklace with a fair amount of beads attached to chain. The buyer would like to be able to put charms on the necklace on occasion and remove them on occasion. These are alphabet charms and they will be put on a double link charm bracelet style chain (though it will be a necklace) so...
July 31st 08 07:53 AM
by Lakers Go to last post
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DIY ~~~ Unique SETTING MOUNTING BLANKS ~~~ by GerrysJewelBox2
~~~ Anyone in need of SETTING MOUNTING BLANKS? ~~~ DIY -- For YOUR Cabochons, Gemstones, Jewels and Cameos. EASY To Use - Vintage to Contemporary Styles. OVER 45 Design Styles to Choose From and ADDING MORE! Many Unique Styles in all of the popular setting sizes -- From 8x6mm to 40x30mm sizes.
July 31st 08 07:52 AM
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newbie questions by Vicki Baylus
Hi. I'm new at soldering/braizing, I'v had about 32 hours of hands on instruction - the silver, not me. And I would appreciate someone pointing me toward information that I call: Questions not answered by Tim McCreight or anybody else that I have found so far. Where can I find a copper...
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July 31st 08 07:51 AM
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Oppi Untracht's passing by Fred Zweig
It is with sadness in my heart that I report that a great mentor and friend to many of us passed away this last week at the age of 85. Oppi's sincere kindness and willingness to share his vast knowledge will be sorely missed. Fred
July 31st 08 07:50 AM
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Value of Rubies per karat by TXZZ
YEah, I know this is a loaded question Yes, I know that like all gems, karat value increases exponentially with the size of the ruby, because large gems are the rarest Yes, I know color and clarity etc. are important Still, is there a basic table showing what the value of a ruby per karat is?
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July 31st 08 07:49 AM
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Ebay Diamonds by papa smurf
Hello All, I am in the market for loose diamonds. I have been to several stores in my area, but recently decided to look at how diamonds are selling on E-Bay. From what auctions I have found, diamonds sell considerably less on E-Bay. I am interested in purchasing diamonds on E-Bay; however, my...
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July 31st 08 07:48 AM
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Small electronics the a new jewelry form by mbstevens
Lots of people are wearing them clipped onto their clothes or on their belts. Ipods, Iphones, MP3 players, tiny internet devices -- and most are=20 now slickly styled. For the kitschily inclined, you can even get them covered=20 with rhinestones. So, most now function as more than just...
July 31st 08 07:47 AM
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Economics - Drawing wire or buying it? by McQ Designs
Hello. I am brand new to this forum and this is my first post. I am getting ready to start my own jewelry-making business and wonder if it is cheaper / better to draw my own silver wire or to buy it. This will be a very small operation at first with one - two employees. If it makes more sense to...
July 31st 08 07:46 AM
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crimping technique question - crimp too tight! by [email protected]
Okay, I know how to make a crimp. I've made hundreds and I do them pretty well. I even make sure not to get my 'wires crossed' before the crimp. Here's my problem: I don't like wire to show so I pull my necklace pretty taught and sometimes my beading wire gets funky and the necklace gets...
July 31st 08 07:45 AM
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Water Torch by gloflyer
Has anyone here used a water torch? Do you like it? I talked to someone at a show who uses one, and likes it. I decided to do a little investigation, and I feel like I have stepped into an alternate universe. Google searches for water torch quickly lead to searches for fuel cells, and suddenly...
July 31st 08 07:42 AM
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Cutting jump rings by McQ Designs
Hello. I have a Pepe jump ring cutting jig but my blades keep overheating when I try to cut a coil of silver wire. I use cutting wax. Am I missing something here? I'd like to know if there are better machines for cutting jump rings or is this an ongoing struggle? What are the wholesalers...
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July 31st 08 07:41 AM
by Lakers Go to last post
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Jewelry Artist Magazine by helen
Hi folks, I'm not sure how many people subscribe to this news group or if there are any UK folks in the group, but if there are, does anyone else in the UK subscribe to Jewelry Artist magazine? If so, do you have issues constantly going missing in the post or is it just me? I paid for a two year...
July 31st 08 07:39 AM
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boric acid/alcohol flux by Helen Hill
Ahoy there Halebobb! Helen here, long time no hear! I have followed your advice not to stir the said boric acid/alcohol flux but have found that I don't get enough flux action from the boric acid that's in solution in the alcohol and so have to either stir it or dip the piece into the boric acid...
July 25th 08 10:32 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Im new to this group by Zoie
Hi my name is Becky and I have been making jewelry for several years now. I really enjoy the creating process. I recently opened up a shop on Etsy (zoiedesigns), and google base, and am attempting to sell some of my creations. I have a hard time at pricing items because I look at other sites and it...
June 24th 08 05:33 PM
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Help! I'm desperate! How do I get good pics of my jewelry? by [email protected]
Getting ready to launch my site. The "Libbi" pics are my stuff, taken over a period of 2 weeks. Taken in various settings: indoor natural light, outdoor medium light, outdoor sunny, indoor flash, indoor no flash, indoor in lighted room with "regular" 60-70 watt bulbs nearby. I am pulling my hair...
June 24th 08 05:33 PM
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