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soldering/fusing with stones and pearls by mbstevens
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:01:23 +0000, boom_boom wrote: what is your most effective method of protecting gemstones from the rath of the torch when fusing/soldering silver or gold. i really hate kool jewel...ive tried holding the gems/pearls under water, but i cant get the silver to melt...
June 30th 07 05:19 AM
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soldering/fusing with stones and pearls by boom_boom
what is your most effective method of protecting gemstones from the rath of the torch when fusing/soldering silver or gold. i really hate kool jewel...ive tried holding the gems/pearls under water, but i cant get the silver to melt or ball up ever. have any of you used wet sand? I want to...
June 29th 07 10:32 AM
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[ADVERT] Cheaper molds for silver and gold casting! by Andrew Jonathan Fine
Please look at our revamped website at www.aaica.com/machining, and at our new price schedule on www.aaica.com/machining/ratesandterms.html Our TUFA carved 2 1/2 D casting molds are cheaper than ever when purchased in quantities of 2 or more! Thanks, Andrew Jonathan Fine Owner
June 28th 07 03:55 AM
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Solid Silver Seashell Study by Paul WIlson
Folks, I'm doing an informal market study of the silver seashell market. In so doing, I went to every jewelry store and department store in my area and asked to see anything like a seashell in silver. I also googled extensively. I only turned up a few examples which were not so good -- charms...
June 28th 07 03:36 AM
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[ADVERT] Jewelry CAD service offering by [email protected]
3DGoldsmith Group offers 3D modeling services for jewelry design and manufacturing. We create CAD designs from your sketches, pictures and photos for very competitive price. 3DGoldsmith also creates custom designs. We can handle from small to large volumes of work. You can get more information...
June 28th 07 03:35 AM
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[ADVERT] : $5 Savings Coupon from Rubber Nation Stamps Beads Crafts by [email protected]
Hello and happy summer from www.rubbernation.com Rubber Nation Stamps Beads Crafts! JUNE SAVINGS EVENT Save $5 on your order of $10 or more ~ see our latest newsletter for the savings code by clicking or copy/pasting the link...
June 28th 07 03:34 AM
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removing superglue containing clay residue ? by orang37
Hi, hope this is on-topic enough for this group ! I have a glass "sleeping man" figure from S.E. Asia that someone has "tarted up" to try and make look like it's old rock crystal. The fakers do this by buying genuinely old clay amulets of several colors, powdering them into a few different...
June 24th 07 05:43 PM
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Soldering by Test This!
Hello, I am trying to solder some silver wire, D shaped 8mm x 2mm (into a bangle) and I am having problems. Firstly the solder runs away from the top of the join leaving a gap, secondly the heat is starting to damage the edge. I have a few to do and the first is a reject (no real problem I will...
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June 24th 07 02:28 AM
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wire scrolling technique for a name pendant + making charms by [email protected]
I can bead and do some wire wrapping. However, I have two goals: 1. make my own charms (flat). The book "All Wired Up" (here's the URL to Amazon or you can search book title in Amazon) http://tinyurl.com/2hqm78 shows an example.
June 23rd 07 07:23 AM
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Best source for sterling silver snake chain? by lavachickie
I'm a glass fuser, selling my pendants. I want to include a good quality 18" or 20" snake chain as an option -- preferably for a low "add-on" price. Of course I want CHEAP, but I also want the cost to balance well with quality. I'm swimming in options when I search online, of course. I'd love...
June 8th 07 07:14 AM
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[ADVERT] Introducing AAICA LLC by [email protected]
To all silversmiths and whitesmiths: I am proudly announcing the debut of my company, AAICA LLC! At the present time, AAICA's main product involves working with TUFA as casting aid for casting silver, pewter, and low temperature alloys. What is TUFA?
June 7th 07 06:00 AM
by Andrew Jonathan Fine Go to last post
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I need advise as to the going rate of commission of turnover of models designed by freelancers THANKS
June 6th 07 06:26 AM
by RR Go to last post
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big cities vs. small towns by Paul WIlson
Folks, I was struck with something at the last wholesale show in Baltimore. I got to talking to some old time jewelry people who said that in smaller towns you can go right in to shops and galleries and talk to the owner/buyer and show them your stuff and "make the ask" -- see if you can get your...
June 4th 07 09:14 AM
by Ted Frater Go to last post
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Green patina questions by [email protected]
Ok, so it has been a very long time since I have tried patina-ing anything... not since I was in college. Now, I am making a luna moth, and I have it all together. I used argentium for the body, sterling wire for the veins, a brass band on the body and copper for the wings. I dug out my Tim...
June 2nd 07 08:36 PM
by mc Go to last post
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Indian ring sizer mystery. by [email protected]
Hi, I recently bought a set of ring sizers made in India. Most of the sizers I've seen will say 7 for 7 and 7- for 7 1/2, but this set mysteriously has three rings per size, marked 7, 7-, and 7= (what the heck is that, and does that make 7- something besides 7 1/2?). If anyone can solve this riddle...
June 1st 07 04:47 AM
by Ravi K. Go to last post
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Sustainability: Knocking up a Fort Knox. by Y
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.chem/browse_thread/thread/b80e89d14dcedd8c/62caadf9d105ecf0#62caadf9d105ecf0 All factual and all possible. -y
May 29th 07 07:35 AM
by Abrasha Go to last post
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Box rings by [email protected]
Hello all, Ive been lurking for a year now and I just wanted to say Hi. Also, does anyone have an address to a site that gives instruction on how to build a box ring? If not, any good books on the subject? Thanxs, Noah
May 29th 07 07:35 AM
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Who sells lapidary equipment that will do this? by mbstevens
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May 27th 07 11:10 PM
by Frosty Go to last post
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Buying diamond separate from ring by jameson
Hi there, Hope this group can help me out. He's the deal: 1. My g/f has seen a ring she loves in a store, its about $2000 for the ring alone. I can't find it *anywhere* else online. Its a Jabel ring. 2. The diamonds they offer me are pretty poor compared to what I can get from bluenile etc. They...
May 26th 07 04:43 AM
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Jagged Jewelry by Marilee J. Layman
Yesterday's WashPost had an article on a DC gallery that displays jewelers' work, including things like a necklace made of jeweler's saws: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/18/AR2007051800356.html -- Marilee J. Layman http://mjlayman.livejournal.com
May 23rd 07 06:20 AM
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