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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...

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hello to all jewelers/friends

Hi, i am new here,but for jewelry, little old, almost 10 years.Thanks for sharing ideas/thoughts… Regards/Joseph

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LKat75

Removing tarnish from MULTIPLE items

Please help! Over the winter some moisture must have got into my storage containers and all my charms are a bit tarnished. There are about a thousand of them and I will die if I have to clean and polish each one separately!!! The charms are...

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Best place for online beads

What are some websites for the best priced beads? I’m new to jewelry making and don’t want to spend a ton on beads, but an finding this hobby is quickly adding up! I’m specifically interested in wooden beads and colorful beads.

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Erick

Materials Question

Hi all I am new to the community but very much looking forward to learning and contributing with fellow jewelry enthusiast. If anyone could shed some light on the cording this bracelet is made of or technique I would very much appreciate it....

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Greg Smith

Celtic Pattern Wire?

Hi, does anyone know of a source for pattern wire (silver or copper) that has a Celtic knot pattern? The closest I’ve been able to find is a rope pattern.

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Using flat back rhinestones

I’ve just agreed to make a custom bracelet for one of my neighbors to give to her 3 and 4 yr old granddaughters. Trying to figure out the picture in her head has been a challenge. She wants flowers (crystal covered) and pearls. I’m going to...

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Question regarding pendant findings and crystals

So I’m new to jewelry crafting, and was inspired to get into the craft by those Quartz Crystal pendants I see often, my question is two-part. The little ‘cap’ that goes over the top, what exactly is it called? I am aware you can fasten a crystal...

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3.5mm Byzantine necklace

Hi guys. I’ve always loved Byzantine jewelry. I’ve decided I want to make a necklace in sterling silver one for myself. I have a basic understanding of the weave (thanks to YouTube) but I don’t understand aspect ratio. I want to make a 3.5mm...

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Jump rings

Does anyone else have problems with jump rings pulling apart on finished pieces? I buy heavy duty jump rings yet they still pull apart causing my hard work to break. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

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Terrie

Decorative end caps, bead caps,

I just made a small investment in several types of lucite flower beads. I’m now in search of Pretty end caps and decorative bead caps to turn them into pretty flower jewelry! I’ve seen several of you use those, and I’m wondering where you find...