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Thermoplastics

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A Thermoplastic is a polymer that becomes pliable or mouldable above a specific temperature, and returns to a solid state upon cooling. Because of their molecular structure, most thermoplastics can be remolded.... Read full article

Titanium Ring Removal

by Alan Hadley on

There seems to be a lot of myths and legends concerning this topic so I will try to put the record straight. Titanium is a material that is not particularly hard but is very strong and has a high tensile strength. Many people are unsure as to the dif... Read full article

Beginners Guide to Soldering Silver

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The first thing to say is that there are probably as many ways to solder silver as there are jewellers! However, we all have to start somewhere and we offer here a basis from which to develop your own techniques. Remember, you have to learn the rules... Read full article

Can Titanium Rings Be Resized?

by Alan Hadley on

This is a question that gets raised quite frequently. A lot of Titanium ring suppliers give a warning about taking care with getting the size right as it can't be altered in the future - this isn't strictly the case as it all depends on different fa... Read full article

Understanding CAD/CAM

by Alan Hadley on

CAD - Computer Aided Design is the digital process used to produce simple or complex components, often in 3D, for virtually anything that requires manufacturing. It could be an item of jewellery, a ring perhaps, individual car components or the car b... Read full article

Guide to Barrelling with Lortone Barrels

by Alan Hadley on

A. General Instructions 1) All new barrelling shot will have a greasy residue still on it from the manufacturing process so before you can begin finishing your work the shot needs to be cleaned. 2) Place approx 500g (or half a bag of our mixed sh... Read full article

Preparing a Scorper For Use

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A short photo tutorial by James Miller FIPG showing how I like to prepare my scorpers for use.... Read full article

Make Your Own Jewellery With Lost Wax Casting Methods and Techniques

by Chris Ralph on

Lost wax casting is an ancient art. The technique was first employed by the early Egyptians but it was also independently discovered and used tribal artists in South America who used it to cast pre-Columbian gold. It was rediscovered by... Read full article

Reticulation

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This heat based process creates a ridged and rippled effect across the surface of the silver, it is a unique effect and once the process has been mastered can produce stunning results.... Read full article

Pickling Information

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Pickling is generally used to remove surplus flux, heat discolouration and oxidation from gold and silver articles that have been soldered or been subject to excessive heat. ... Read full article

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