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Methods To Patina Your Metals

Patina Methods

The methods and results in applying a patina to different metals are varied. I have only applied a patina to  silver jewellery but by doing some research I have discovered information and results on other metals. As you will discover in this post. Continue reading Methods To Patina Your Metals

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The Grand Central Market Room Stall Experience

image.jpgWell, we have had our stall at the Market Room for the last few weekends.

It has been slow as people are not aware that we are here. I have been finding people that come and talk to me say we have beautiful things and that they will let there friends know. So fingers crossed it will pick up.

The people I meet here are lovely and so friendly including the other stall holders. They are Egyptology and Budgee Garlic and Herbs. They hope there will be more stalls soon. That will also help bring more interest.

If you read this and live in Toowoomba come and say HI!!!

ūüėČ Ann

 

 

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Using Liver of Sulpher

Liver Of Sulppher

This is the first time I have used liver of sulphur to patina my silver rings. I really liked the effects that that other people have created with this process so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading Using Liver of Sulpher

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A Lesson Learned By Resoldering A White And Yellow Gold Ring

Jeff and I were invited to lunch at a friends place. While we were there the female friend asked me if I could re-solder a gold ring, I thought about it for a moment and then said yes. The only thing was I didn’t know that it would be a problem because it was white gold plate with yellow gold. Continue reading A Lesson Learned By Resoldering A White And Yellow Gold Ring

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My First Project With My New Square Mandrel

Square Mandrel with ring

Jeff and I went to Australian Jewellers Suppliers to purchase some new tools. While we were there we were shown a couple of different shaped mandrels. The square one appealed to me and the sales person said that they thought square rings were quiet popular so I purchased one. We also purchased a GRS bench mate I can’t wait to use this as well but that will be in another post.

The next thing is to decide what to make as my first project with the square mandrel. Continue reading My First Project With My New Square Mandrel

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Soldering Stackable 14k Rose Gold Rings and Yellow Gold Rings

Stackable gold filled rings

It has been great making sterling silver rings but I wanted to venture into making gold rings. To buy pure gold wire was way too expensive  to start with. So I decided to find out where I could get gold filled wire. I surfed the internet and found Inspire With Wire. Unfortunately they only have a small range of gold filled wires. Anyway, I purchased some 18 gauge 14K gold filled half hard round wire, 16 gauge 14K gold filled soft round wire, 18 gauge 14K rose gold filled soft round wire and 18 gauge 14K gold filled twisted wire from them. Continue reading Soldering Stackable 14k Rose Gold Rings and Yellow Gold Rings