Tag Archives: jewellery

How did I do that? – making end caps for snake chain

Snake chain (so named because of the way it flexes) requires a wrapping at the end when it’s been cut, into which one would attach the components (known as findings) used to connect the clasp. These are commercially available, but … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy – October 2021

There’s quite a bit of experimentation that goes on in my workshop. Sometimes it’s because I want to play, sometimes it’s because I’ve got a new tool, but mostly it’s because I need to learn or practice a new technique … Continue reading

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ScrapHappy – August 2021

#ScrapHappy and heirloom gold Continue reading

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Adventures with an Aquaflame Part 1 … Introducing Little Miss #SmeltyMelty

WARNING!! This post is techy and likely to be of no interest to anyone who doesn’t use heat on their metal Continue reading

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Scraphappy June 2021

I recently bought an Aquaflame. It’s like owning a small, slightly temperamental dragon at the moment, but one of the side benefits of buying her, is that I had to do some rearranging in the workshop. So this month’s #Scraphappy … Continue reading

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