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ScrapHappy March 2022

A very brief and simple #ScrapHappy this month. I love my mitre vise beyond measure and I bought the best I could afford back in 2017, but it’s not the best there is. As a result of my near constant … Continue reading

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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 itโ€™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 November 2021

A more traditional and simple ScrapHappy this month; I’ve repurposed an interdental brush as a needle pin to use in carding my files. I first came across needle pins when I was a child, making Honiton Lace* – it’s the … Continue reading

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Scraphappy – August 2019

I’m part of a jewellery group on Facebook (well, I’m a member of a few now), but this one is run by a wonderful Silversmith, who’s teaching style makes her hints and tips invaluable. Joanne has classes on Skillshare (get … Continue reading

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My attempt at a USP, and connection

Something I have been planning to share for a while, is how I approach the whole ‘interacting with paying customers’ part of my little jewellery business, and why. When my newly-wed, city dwelling parents moved to rural Devon from the … Continue reading

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