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Gemstone Moh’s Hardness Scale

Mohs Hardness Scale

The Moh’s hardness scale refers to scratch hardness. The resistance of one mineral to be scratched by another.

Friedrich Mohs (1773-1839), a Viennese mineralogist, introduced the term scratch hardness. The scale ranges from the softest at 1 through to the hardest at 10. Gemstones with a hardness of 1 and 2 are considered to be soft, from 3 to 5 medium, with 6 and over considered to be hard.

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Cobb & Co Handmade Market Update

Cobb & Co Market

If you didn’t make it to the Cobb & Co Handmade Under the Stars artisan twilight markets, sadly, you missed out on a fantastic evening.

We were at the market last year and were very happy with the event on that occasion. There was a great turn out then, even though it rained, but this year has exceeded our expectations.

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A Quick Update

Yes, I know. Why haven’t we posted anything much recently. It’s coming.

Been very busy trying to get our site and social media accounts working better.

Have spent time in developing the Supplies section of our store here. Listing cabochons and making it synch with our Etsy store. Many more supplies to come.
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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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First Time Filigree Pendant

Filigree Pendant

One of my jewellery ‘things to do’ is to do filigree work. So I decided to make a start by making a filigree pendant.

The pendant I decided to do was to make a round circle pendant filled with a filigree design and put a square red garnet set in a round sterling silver setting set on top of the filigree.

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I called it a Fertility Bowl!

Fused Glass Fertility Bowl

My guess is that you’re wondering what the heck a Fertility Bowl is. Well, study the bowl for a few moments and I am sure you will understand why I called it that.

I didn’t intend to make a ‘fertility bowl’. It just seemed to evolve. Anyway, read on and I hope you enjoy.

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