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Moderator's notice by Peter W. Rowe[_2_]
Hi All. Just a heads up. Because of the SNAG convention the rest of this week, I'll be out of town. With laptop, as usual, but sometimes there are snags in moderating the group, so it's possible there will be message moderation delays. If so, be back sunday. Peter...
May 23rd 09 03:56 AM
by Limpy[_2_] Go to last post
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Chipped Stone by [email protected]
Hi, A few months ago I set a lab-grown sapphire into a sterling silver Comfort-Fit ring for my son's girlfriend, who gave it to her mother for Christmas. Her mother wore it daily but it now has a small chip in the side. (You can't really notice it from the top) There's also a small scratch on the...
May 12th 09 05:58 PM
by Judith Go to last post
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jewelry cleaners by Triple
Does anyone have any experience with ultrasonic jewelry cleaners that just use tap water? I'd love to be good the environment and not use chemicals if I can. But I don't want to buy something that doesn't work and end up tossing into a landfill. Any advice would be appreciated. -- "Be...
May 3rd 09 05:36 PM
by Limpy[_2_] Go to last post
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I need to buy a 'Rolling Mill', any suggestions ? by FC...
Need to get a new Rolling Mill. I don't really want to spend any more than about $700.00 as my use for it will be VERY basic (texturing metal, flattening out small ingots). I know nothing about 'rolling mills' so any suggestions or information would be very welcome. Thanks, /FC....
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May 3rd 09 05:36 PM
by Limpy[_2_] Go to last post
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designer wanted (private) in UK by Dejacq
I have my grandmothers heavy 18ct gold wedding ring and my great grandmothers 18ct gold wedding ring. I'd like them melting down and two new fairly plain wedding rings made out of them. Anyone recommend anywhere in the UK? Pref with a web site? Thanks
May 3rd 09 05:36 PM
by Limpy[_2_] Go to last post
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First Cast by Muso
Hello again, folks. Well, My first cast took two tries, so I will describe the first try first. I filled a one-tablespoon stainless steel measuring spoon about half way full with zinc nuggets, and then I heated the spoon with a propane torch. The torch made a red spot on the side of the spoon,...
April 27th 09 12:38 AM
by Peter W. Rowe[_2_] Go to last post
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Cuttlebone Casting by Muso
Okay, so first I went to my local Pet Smart, where I found a six-inch cuttlebone in the bird aisle. I paid two dollars for it. After that, I went to Michael's, where I bought a razor blade knife, and some double-sided tape. Finally, I went to the Home Depot, where I got a stone tile, and some...
April 17th 09 08:50 AM
by Carl 1 Lucky Texan Go to last post
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Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial by franche
Karla has a very cool wire wrapped ring tutorial. I have posted the video tutorial clip on my blog, you can view it on my blog at: HTTP://JEWELRYDIY.BLOGSPOT.COM (just copy and past the link above and press enter!)
April 16th 09 03:11 AM
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How to melt a penny by Muso
This proceedure will work for all U.S. pennies which were minted after 1982, and also for those 1982 pennies which will show zinc when scored on their edge with a single light stroke of a flat, fine-toothed file. First, score the penny on the top, and, if it shows zinc, on the bottom. Next, hold...
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April 15th 09 06:58 AM
by Peter W. Rowe[_2_] Go to last post
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Need Help Identifying Bulk Chain by Bill[_4_]
I bought some bulk chain from a traditional costume maker in Crete and need help trying to source this chain in the U.S. A picture of the chain is location he http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PQn6gP8AlDYQS_-mt3aYfA?authkey=Gv1sRgCLCg--Th0u2BBQ&feat=directlink I am looking for the name of...
April 4th 09 07:24 PM
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I need to buy a 'Rolling Mill', any suggestions ? by FC...
On Mar 17, 10:42*pm, Peter W. Rowe wrote: On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:23:00 -0700, in rec.crafts.jewelry Ted Frater wrote: I thought *some time ago that perhaps to generate more "action" on this newsgroup, it might be an idea for...
March 26th 09 08:50 AM
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Help ! Need supplier for Sheet / Wire, metals and Supplies... by FC...
Whoa.., I just found out my local guy is closing up (suddenly) due to health reasons (might be a ticker problem) poor guy, I hope he gets better... Anyway, I am now without a 'DECENTLY PRICED' supplier which I CANNOT afford ! If anyone has a source for a good supplier in Canada or the US...
March 26th 09 08:47 AM
by FC... Go to last post
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streching the bracelet by m4816k
Is it possible to strech a 9" (5mm wide, 2mm thick), 14k curb bracelet (not solid), so that it becomes long enough to be worn as a chain (at least 18"), but that it still remains wearable i.e. strong enough?
March 24th 09 06:38 PM
by mandy Go to last post
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Almost on topic scam spam... by Peter W. Rowe[_2_]
And also in my inbox today, sent to the group, is the following bit of spam, from which I've trimmed the contacts, of course. These guys just never give up, do they. You almost have to respect the inventiveness of these crooks in coming up with variations on the theme, hoping to invoke someone's...
March 18th 09 04:17 AM
by Abrasha Go to last post
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Gemstone Identification by Irina
Will some kind soul please help me identify the gemstones on this necklace or suggest a newsgroup to post such a question? http://www.gvtc.com/~mellisb/IMG_1337.jpg
March 13th 09 02:21 AM
by Peter W. Rowe[_2_] Go to last post
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Market for imperfect gemstones? by Paul Ciszek
In another newsgroup someone made the claim that the existance of synthetic gemstones had not affected the market for natural ones. I would have thought that the market for less-than-perfect gemstones, at the typical-American-consumer level would have disappeared once perfect synthetics started...
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March 11th 09 02:26 AM
by FC... Go to last post
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Call for Artists - Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa by Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa
Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa is seeking artists who would like to show at our 2009 Spring Market in Athens, Georgia (USA). Craftstravaganzaa is a craft fair with a modern flair, bringing together regional artists, music and refreshments for a unique shopping experience in the vibrant downtown...
March 4th 09 05:26 AM
by Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa Go to last post
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Photo Quality by Robert Seitz
Hey there everyone, I signed up some time ago and then whoosh a flurry of activity took all my communication time away from me. Just getting back into the process of things... So as a reintroduction I'm a growing young silversmith and I keep a studio in East Los Angeles, where I also work in a...
February 27th 09 03:20 AM
by Robert Seitz Go to last post
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[Ganoksin] [Issue #165] Tips From The Jeweler's Bench by Limpy[_2_]
In this here newsgroup called rec.crafts.jewelry on Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:16:48 -0800 we all dun see'd a message a-written by Hanuman which dun sed: 1. What Happens To Pearl Oysters When The World Gets Warmer? By Suzanne Wade As the world gets warmer, pearl...
February 24th 09 02:11 AM
by Don T Go to last post
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Ring resizing? by stacy c
I have a ring that I made in a size 7.25 for sale; a buyer who is a size 9 wants it. The most I have ever stretched a ring is up to 1 full size, with a roller stretcher. The stone, which is already set, is very unique, so this would be my preferred option, but I am afraid that stretching...
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February 23rd 09 04:50 PM
by Limpy[_2_] Go to last post
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