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Dremel diamond point #7134

How long should a Dremel diamond point drill bit last when drilling beach glass?

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Copper finishing - clear coat sealant OR lacquer OR Anti tarnish OR plating !??

I have been wanting to make copper hand stamped bracelets as a hobby and want to ask few question about oxidization. My city has high humid levels and the copper blackens within 36hrs. I want to keep its shine last long. How can this be achieved?...

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How to remove sharp points from back of pin

Hello, I’m new and need help, please. I have a pin that’s about 2 inches in diameter that has two sharp points on the back where those little round squeeze fasteners go to wear the pin. I want to remove the points off the back of the pin so I...

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Glass bezel / pendant help

Hi, I’ve been making pendants from resin and papercuts but want to have a go at sandwiching the papercut between glass instead. However I have searched and searched and can’t find a pendant with two thin bits of glass either side for me to...

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Designs By Southernbelle


I have a question and this may be the wrong place but thought I would take a stab at it. Last year I purchased an Ottlite Task Lamp that is portable. My intention was to use it to light photos and use at shows when I am working on pieces. ...

293 views, 0 by Kim


Round nose pliers recommendation

Happy Friday! I have been making earrings for about 2 months now and I’m excited to say that I made my first sales today! But that isn’t why I’m posting this. I bought my round nose pliers from Hobby Lobby and I’m already having issues. First of...

256 views, 0 by Cindy A.

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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Wandering Rock Designs

Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Show

September 23rd and 24th The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore will be hosting our annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Maryland. This is a great time and lots of fun with prize giveaways, fun activities...

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Misty Rose

Beading and Using Bead Looms

I am really enjoying using a little loom I bought! As I said in another post, I’m brand new to the art of making jewelry, so I didn’t spend a lot of money for this little loom, but I DO like the results and the technique of making beaded...

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Bench tool recommendation

Hello everyone, I am beginning my foray into metal jewelry fabrication and am in the process of setting up a work station. I am looking for a rotary bench tool but am not educated on the particulars enough to make a purchase yet. Any opinions,...

158 views, 0 by Wandering Rock Designs

Wandering Rock Designs

Looking for a supplier for Gold

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good supplier for gold, wire and findings/settings. I already purchase silver from Rio Grande, but I recall someone telling me that they bought their gold as well as solder somewhere else. At...

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Disposal of Unused Jeweler's Chemicals Need Advice

Hi, I am not a jeweler. I bought 3 large storage crates about three years ago that had belonged to a jeweler. There was some hazardous materials in there. i should have taken them right back to the auction company…i don’t know why i didn’t. ...

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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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Greetings all. I am getting back into casting (as a hobby) after a long Hiatus. To that end, I just received a Kerr-Vac 2 piece casting machine (Model No. 5160). One part houses the investment vacuum table and dome, the other houses the...

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Lindys Treasure Chest

Thread Zapper

has anyone used a Thread Zapper on nylon knotting cord ? If so, is there any way to stop the cut edge from being burnt/black ? Using a lighter also made it go black. Not a good look on pale coloured cords. thanks Lindy

173 views, 0 by skieferins

Gas gauge

Hello people, I am a trainee jeweller, to be honest I am fairly ok with my ability but there is something that I think I might need help with. Whilst I am only working with Silver, this is great to learn but now my tutor has said he will...

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Wax welder plans or good cheap one

Does anyone have plans to make a wax welder? Or know where to obtain a cheap new or used one?

644 views, 1 by Becca Ross

Becca Ross

Rio Grande

Okay, I have to write a glowing review of as I have been shopping there for a while now. The service is great, and the selection is great. The prices are great if you live in the US ;) I don’t order lots of stuff from there, just my...

285 views, 0 by breecejewelrydesign

Midas Black Max Oxidation

Hello! I have recently been using Midas Black Max Oxidation with sterling silver in some of the finishes on my jewelry pieces. I am having an issue and wonder if anyone may be able to help… I am having trouble getting the oxidation to stick...

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Jean Bruce

beadalon bangle bracelet weaver kit

Has anyone used the beadalon bangle bracelet weaver kit, if so is it worth buying I seen it on JTV today and thought it was pretty cool but wanted opinions on what you guys thought Thanks