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    Just wanted to show you these bails that we made out of sterling silver sheet. We bought the sheet from Palmers who cut it to size you want - we opted for 20 or 30 mm long by 10 mm wide x 0.6 mm thick. I think next time we will use 0.8 mm We then cut it (with scissors) so that its only 5 mmm wide, stamped with a 925 punch, coiled the top then glued onto flat (ish) stones. The result is a very cheap (under 50p each) alternative to buying ready-made sterling aarnraku style bails costing a few pound each.






    Last edited by auntynet; 16-12-2008, 09:02 PM.
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  • #2
    Neat!

    (like the stones as well)
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    • #3
      Thats a fab Idea. Your silversmithing already Aunty.
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      • #4
        very good idea and very pretty too!
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        • #5
          They look great, original too, very clever
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          • #6
            That's a great idea, and they look lovely too!

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            • #7
              And your next excersise Aunty is repouse a little design into it lol. Very good, can't argue at under 50p a bail

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              • #8
                what a fab idea. They look really classy.... Love the little pink stone!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by helenvictoria View Post
                  what a fab idea. They look really classy.... Love the little pink stone!
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                  • #10
                    These are fab and just what I'm after! Is there such a thing as silver plated sheet that I could use for the same thing? Better still where can I find this style ready made in SP?
                    Last edited by onlyme; 18-12-2008, 12:06 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Hiya Gail - don't think they'd work out if you used silver plated sheet. I reckon the plate would crack and fall off when you curl it.

                      There must be something similar to buy ready made - can't help you tho cos I prefer to use sterling so never look for plated ones.
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                      • #12
                        Wow!! these are fab, will you be selling any of them, can I be your first customer? they are great, please let me know if they are up for sale.
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                        • #13
                          Everything has a price

                          A couple of them have sold already - PM me if you're interested.
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                          • #14
                            Love those! my orders from palmers metals arrived today! good value and selection
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by shiner View Post
                              And your next excersise Aunty is repouse a little design into it lol. Very good, can't argue at under 50p a bail
                              LOL - it took me all my time to coil the end let alone repousse something on it . . .

                              YES! I did have to look it up - although Urbtaf did tell me what it meant AFTER he'd let me look it up!
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