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 on: September 07, 2023, 09:56:24 pm 
Started by chrisheg - Last post by chrisheg
I've been making a lot of cabs but I don't make jewelry so I decided to make refrigerator magnets.  All it takes is a cab, a drop of CA glue, and a neodymium magnet.

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 on: September 06, 2023, 08:58:57 pm 
Started by Santa Fe Gem Guy - Last post by chrisheg
I use a few passes on a 270 grit diamond flat lap to remove the epoxy then go from there if I plan to polish the back side.

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 on: September 06, 2023, 07:47:18 pm 
Started by chrisheg - Last post by chrisheg
I've been collecting and cutting material for many years, mostly agate, jasper, and pyrite from Washington and Oregon. I recently started making cabochons and turning them into refrigerator magnets. It's sort of addictive, I cranked out about 50 cabs in the last month.

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 on: August 28, 2023, 05:51:54 pm 
Started by Shero8T - Last post by Shero8T
Hello and thank you for allowing me to join.

A few years ago my wife and I trekked to Everest Base Camp and across Cho La Pass. I collected a few rocks as a reminder of our trekking efforts.
They were all collected at approximately 16,000 feet (5,000m).
My hope is that I can shape them or polish them and give them as a gift for my wife's birthday.  Could be the beginning of a great hobby!

Any assistance in identifying these specimens would be greatly appreciated, along with any feedback on how they could be worked/improved.
https://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,18657.0.html

Thank you!

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 on: August 28, 2023, 05:44:03 pm 
Started by Shero8T - Last post by Shero8T
Hello,
A few years ago my wife and I trekked to Everest Base Camp and across Cho La Pass.
I collected a few rocks as a reminder of our trekking efforts.
These were all collected at approximately 16,000 feet (5,000m).
Could you please kindly assist in identifying these specimens? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I'm hoping that I can shape them or polish them and give them as a gift for my wife's birthday.
Thank you!

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 on: August 20, 2023, 09:59:13 am 
Started by Gymitup - Last post by Hummingbirdstones
What you want to do is a stained glass technique on jewelry.  I would not solder anything directly onto a shark tooth.  You run the risk of discoloring and fracturing.  Natural pearls are a definite no. You will totally ruin it.    Fake pearls are also a no.  Plastic will melt.  Glass you might be able to get away with, but it could also fracture.  I'm assuming the copper foil you are using is the type with adhesive on it.  It will need to be burnished extremely well for it to hold up.  The glue dries out over time and with the weight of what you put it on hanging from it, it would pull off eventually I would think. 

I think a better approach would be to learn how to wire wrap to set your found materials for jewelry.  There are a ton of how-to videos on YouTube.

Hope that helped.

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 on: August 18, 2023, 12:47:16 am 
Started by Gymitup - Last post by Gymitup
I just started basic jewelry making and have a little bit of silver and gold solder. I wanted to solder jump rings onto the fossilized teeth using Cooper tape - is this possible? Can I do the same with pearls??

How can I find out what items cannot be soldered onto ?  help

Iíve got sea glass and some shells that Iíve burnished with the Cooper tape. (Pic)

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 on: May 20, 2023, 06:57:35 am 
Started by Bossrepubliq - Last post by Bossrepubliq
Please good people can you identify the kind of gemstone on my ring? Iím curious.. thanks in anticipation

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 on: May 20, 2023, 03:06:17 am 
Started by kentwang - Last post by kentwang
https://www.custommoissaniterings.com/fashion/blog/
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 on: May 19, 2023, 08:45:29 pm 
Started by kentwang - Last post by kentwang
Moissanite Jewelry: Can You Wear it Every Day?
https://www.custommoissaniterings.com/fashion/
Moissanite is a lab-created gemstone that closely resembles diamonds, but it is significantly less expensive. Because of its affordability and durability, moissanite is becoming an increasingly popular choice for jewelry, especially engagement rings. But many people wonder if it is okay to wear moissanite every day. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about wearing moissanite jewelry, including its durability, care, and maintenance.

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