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A Newbie Just Saying Hello! by [email protected]
Hi Everyone! I'm new here so I just wanted to drop in and get a feel for this new inviroment. So far I can honestly say that I'm very pleased with what I have seen and read. I think that I'm going to pick up some great advice as well as information. I was told this was an awesome site to join. So...
April 18th 08 04:38 PM
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About Fine Silver by [email protected]
Hi,all I have two questions. 1.Which one is softer between Fine Silver and 24kt gold? 2.Which type of solder(Easy ,M, H) I should use for soldering between fine silver and fine silver? (if its bazel on to the sheet. both .999) I will be appreciated on any comment.
April 7th 08 12:40 AM
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alternative to cuttlebone by silverstall[_2_]
I have used cuttlefish for casting silver items for many a year however my supply of cuttlebones has dried up. Can anyone suggest a good alternative to cuttlebone for casting?
April 3rd 08 08:50 AM
by Heinrich Butschal[_3_] Go to last post
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The difference between Tibetan silver vs. Sterling silver ? by bk51atwork
Hi! I was hoping someone could tell me the difference (if there is one) between sterling silver & Tibetan silver. Also,is there a difference in the purity, quality rating and is it identifiable by a hallmark? I'm interested in how it effects the quality & value of jewelry.
March 26th 08 08:19 AM
by angelic_realm1966 Go to last post
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Freshwater Pearl Necklace - Choice of Millions! (freshwater pearl necklaces) by [email protected]
freshwater pearl necklaces, Unlike akoya seawater pearls, freshwater pearls are grown in ponds,lakes and rivers and most of these pearl farms for freshwater pearls are found in China. With the new improved techniques of culturing pearls, China farms have been able to produce not only large...
March 22nd 08 04:48 PM
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Really Big chunks of agate by Seigfried
My dad was a rockhound all his life. There are now some REALLY BIG chunks of nice solid agate in his yard that I don't know what to do with. (The biggest just barely fit into the bed of a truck and compressed the springs right to the axle.) And there are a number of other pieces too. Does anyone...
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March 18th 08 01:54 AM
by C Ryman Go to last post
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Scrap Silver, Casting sheet by Antonio
Hello, Antonio here. I have a lot of scrap silver. I would like to melt it and cast it into sheet for further use. I have a small crucible and stirring rod. Silver is expensive now, it was $4.50 an oz. when I began silversmithing in 2001 LOL. So my question is when I melt (cast) my silver scrap,...
March 12th 08 06:47 AM
by Antonio Go to last post
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Cash and Treasure show by Delvia Logan
Has anyone seen the Cash and Treasures show on the Travel Channel. The host is too perky for me but the sites looks really cool for the different stones. I would love to talk to other people who have seen the show. My favorite is the black opals in Nevada. The show concentrates too much on...
March 11th 08 08:50 AM
by Delvia Logan Go to last post
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Argentium Silver. by Séimí mac Liam
This article would seem to indicate that only the Name is protected: UK Inventor, Finnish Manufacturer Team Up to Produce Tarnish-Free Silver - Alloy Took Ten Years of Trial and Error At long last - tanish-free silver. Could it be true?
March 7th 08 11:27 PM
by Séimí mac Liam Go to last post
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I would like to make my own Sterling and Argentium Metals... Is this possible ? by Jman
I currently possess a large number of pure silver bars (500 oz's) and a LOT of pure copper. Can I combine (using a proper scale) the proper weights and make my own Jewellry grade silver in a crucible ? I've seen many a link where this is being done, but I have never spoken with anyone who has...
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March 7th 08 11:25 PM
by Andrew Werby Go to last post
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moderator's announcement by Peter W.. Rowe,
Hi all, I'm heading off to the annual Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference in Savannah in a few hours. As a result, and as seems usual when I travel, you may expect somewhat sporadic newsgroup moderation services once I'm there, until I figure out the needed hoops to jump...
March 5th 08 12:46 AM
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I just picked up some silver solder paste..... by Jman
and I noticed something very peculiar about this stuff. It looks and smells EXACTLY like 'high end' silver thermal paste for CPU's !! Has anyone else noticed this ? I haven't yet used the stuff to 'actually solder' yet but I'm looking forward to trying it out. Does anyone have a preference to...
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March 4th 08 09:31 PM
by Jman Go to last post
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JEREMY HALL by kshoaps
Ihave been a customer of Celebrity Shopping Network for over a year and have purchased several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from them. On Januart 12-13th I purchased a $1400+ tanzanite from Jeremy Hall. I STILL have not received my stone! I have e-mailed with no response. I have...
February 29th 08 07:43 AM
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Asbestos-Followup by [email protected]
Well some kind soul from some jewelry list was kind enough to send me some asbestos powder. It arrived in the post today & I can't wait to start using it! In case anyone was wondering. Don't Taze Me Frosty!
February 24th 08 06:52 PM
by granpaw Go to last post
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Need professional opinion (or at least somewhat informed) by David G
I'm thinking of buy this ring from this online jeweler (with ruby) for $699. I've checked some reviews on the folks, seem on the level--of course a couple of disgruntled customers (mainly stones falling out) but I guess that's expected. Most customers seem pleased. What do you think of the ring...
February 24th 08 03:36 AM
by granpaw Go to last post
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Gage sizes of silver and copper wire by gloflyer
If a wire is a certain gage is that size constant across different types of metal? I used my disc cutter with 22 gage sheet copper and 18 gage copper wire to make discs and jump rings until I had a design that I liked for a necklace. I then attempted to make the same design with Argentium...
February 23rd 08 02:49 AM
by Sarit Wolfus Go to last post
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Looking for a beginners class in wire or metal work - Boston area by mac671
I am looking for a beginners class in either wire or metal work for jewelry in the Boston area. Does anyone know of one? Thank you!
February 17th 08 05:11 AM
by Carl West Go to last post
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Join Valentin Yotkov for a workshop in Italy by ValentinYotkov.com
Join Valentin Yotkov for a workshop at a 16th century Villa and winery in the rolling green hills of Tuscany. The focus of this workshop will be shading and drawing. Creating dimension through shading will enable you to see how your design will appear when raised in metal. You will learn how to...
February 14th 08 07:37 AM
by C Ryman Go to last post
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Introduction and workshop information by Fred Zweig
Hello, I am a practicing silversmith whos specialty is forging, raising, and repousse/chasing. I am self taught and have been teaching with several organizations for the last 30 years. In March I am teaching a two day workshop at the City of Tucson Parks and Rec facility entitled "Making...
February 14th 08 07:37 AM
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watch winders by Joe
Does anyone have a source for a watch winder (mechanism only). I'm building my own case, but I can't seem to find the mechanism outside of pre-built watch cases. tia, jc
February 13th 08 02:51 AM
by Joe Go to last post
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