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Emery mohs ?

Hello, I am wondering if there is any difference between the different grades of wet/dry paper ? I have some 400 Emery paper, 600 Emery paper, they both do exactly what I require, but I am just curious about the differences if there are any....

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How do I make old metallic costume jewelry look good again?

I like to reuse old costume jewelry to make new pieces. Many metallic parts are dull and discolored. Is there a way to refresh the metal areas to make them look better?

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Need help !

Hello everyone really need help to locate a bit for my future project . I’m looking for a pin like this just with no balls or any other bits et the end of the bars.. it needs to be around 1/1.5mm thick . All the wires and other options searched ....

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Restoring Black Highlights on Engraved Gold Signet Ring

I have a signet style class ring in white gold. As the picture below illustrates, the black is gone from much of the engraving. Is Gilders Paste the proper thing to use to restore the black or is there something better?

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How do I tie an adjustable knot with this.

Can someone tell me, or point me to a video that shows how to tie an adjustable knot with 2 strings and a loop? Thank You

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Kim

Quickbooks and your business

I am preparing to sell my jewelry and I am trying to decide how I will handle everything in Quickbooks. I’ve used Quickbooks for 20 years in my computer business, but jewelry is a bit different. In my computer business, I purchase hardware (hard...

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Yansazonov

Frangue (jewelry for men)

I want to share this brand with you.

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Cindy A.

Looper Reviews?

I was in the craft store and I saw this tool, the 1-step Looper. It was $32, which seems like a lot of money for a hand-held tool to loop wire…but I bought it because I suck at looping and habitually do it wrong. I’m just wondering if anyone...

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Kim

Software for jewelry design

I asked a question the other day about using Quickbooks in your jewelry design business. I know the question was a bit convoluted, so I’m going to try a different approach. Do any of you use Jewelry Design Manager in your business? I currently...

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Looking for free swinging pearl necklace pendant

I know my explanation is likely not correct, but I’ve been trying to locate a diy style pendant that I can add in resin spheres to. I wanted something that surrounds the pearl/bead, but the pearl to be free from the bail or rest of the pendant...

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Help me find this pendant please!

I saw this necklace at Target and wanted to recreate. I cannot think of the right words to search for this type of pedant and cannot find anything like just looking at jewelry making supply websites. Any help in locating this kind of pendant is...

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Cindy A.

Artistic Integrity

How far are you willing to go to make a sale? I’m sure all of us get asked a lot to customize pieces. Have you ever had someone ask you to take apart a piece you already made and redesign it? Then ask you to change it again? Do you ever feel...

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New People in Town

My fiance (Nick) and I (Brianna) are new to the jewelry community, we hope to make this a successful business, learn new things, and make some new friends along the way. We strive to use the best quality products in our jewelry and turn old...

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Crucible Flux

Hello, I am wondering if there is anyway to remove burnt flux from a crucible ? I know I can burn it off, holding the crucible at an angle, but recently I have found this has not worked and I am having large globs of impossible to move deposits...

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Hematite Ear Wire

Hello all! I’m new to the forum. I’d like to make some earrings with hematite ear wire, but all I can find is pre-looped and low quantity. Does anyone know of a wholesale supplier of regular leg, unlooped hematite finish ear wire? Any help would...

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Clay Guy

Local licorice leather

Hello everyone! I live in Laguna Beach/Orange County, California. I’m getting ready to start production on a line of Regalez-type bracelets using the 6×10 mm. licorice leather. Does anyone know if there is a wholesale (or even retail) outlet in...

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kimberly newman

Is anyone going to Bead and Button show 2017 in Wisconsin???

I would love to meet up with anyone who is going! I will be there June 9th, 10th, and 11th. Please let me know so we can get together for drinks or some bead shopping.

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Diane

Wire gauges?

Hi – I’m fairly new to wire working. I enjoy working with thicker gauges. I’m finding that the copper wire I’ve been buying [from Amazon] is often times a smaller gauge than what I’ve ordered. For instance: I ordered 16 gauge copper wire and it...

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How to put beads on these pre-bent earring wires

Hello, I bought these earring wire that are already bent, thinking it would be easy to make some quick beaded earrings. However, I can’t figure out how you get beads on the wire! The wire is pretty thick and not really bendable, so the “bend”...

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Nickel and Lead in Jewellery Findings

Hi all I am trying to buy some jewellery findings (cord ends in particular) online and am having trouble finding any that are nickel and lead-free. Does anyone know what the acceptable level of nickel and/or lead is in jewellery findings? ...