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New Silversmithing Classes

Dippled Sterling Silver Ring

How did I find out about the new silversmithing classes?

Well, the clip on magnifying glasses I purchased didn’t quiet work for me.  So I decided to go to my optometrist and ask if they could prescribe a pair of glasses that would suit. While there I got talking to the assistant (who is also called Anne) and she told me that she goes regularly to silversmithing classes locally.

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Changes to My Silversmithing Workbench

Jewellers Bench Peg

For the past few months I’ve been having problems with a couple of things while working at silversmithing on my workbench. Yes, I persisted longer than I should have. It got to a point where I wasn’t looking forward to working in my studio due to these difficulties.

There had to be a fix.

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My First Attempt At Wire Wrapping

Recently, Jeff made some fused glass jewellery cabochons and asked me to make some jewellery with them. I really wasn’t sure what to do as I was used to making jewellery with stones that had holes in them. One thing I thought I could do was to wire wrap. I had never tried wire wrapping before but thought I would give it a go.

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My Stuff Ups With Silversmithing

I have been finding some learning curves with my new hobby silversmithing. I started to make a silver ring with a bezel setting so I could include a glass cab. I made the ring that went fine and I made the bezel and that was fine too. Then I had to solder the bezel to the ring that is when it all went wrong. Well doubt set in didn’t it Ha Ha!! Good old doubt, I was soldering the ring to the bezel and I believed it had soldered but then the doubt set in and I had to keep heating the join and then it happened.

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How I Got Started With Silversmithing

One day I noticed in the local newspaper that the Cobb & Co. Museum was running short courses and one of the courses was a silversmithing course. I have always wanted to do silver soldering. When I saw this ad I thought that this would be a great opportunity to learn how to solder. The funny thing is I wasn’t sure how I would be able to afford to pay the fee, but my husband noticed the ad as well and he said he wanted me to do it. So we looked at our finances and worked it out.

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