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    I'd like to make some simple pendants in Sterling, but I don't know what sheet thickness I should start off with?

    What's the average that people on here use?.....0.50, 0.70, 1mm etc

    Many thanks
    My Website: http://www.endevajewellery.co.uk
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  • #2
    If you're going to be sawing shapes etc I tend to use 0.9mm. I've made loads of pendants out of that and never had a complaint of them bending or anything! If the pendants you're making are fairly small you could go lighter (0.7mm perhaps) but once you get to 0.5mm I think it seems a bit flimsy and also feels very light - I prefer it to have a little more weight haha!

    Hope that helps!
    Emily Richard Jewellery
    www.ejr-jewellery.co.uk

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    • #3
      Yeah, that's alot of help, thanks
      Was finding it hard to "imagine" how thick the sheet was lol, but 0.80/90 does sound like a good place to start off.
      My Website: http://www.endevajewellery.co.uk
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      • #4
        I know what you mean, it's hard to picture things that small...and a fraction of a millimetre seems to make such a difference!

        Someone asked me to make a silver keyring and I spent ages trying to work out how thick the silver sheet should be to make it tough enough - I settled on 1.65mm in the end and it's actually heavier than I imagined, but looks about right!
        Emily Richard Jewellery
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        • #5
          Great advice thanks
          I too would like to focus more on sterling jewellery as that is the sortof thing i wear and it looks like a challenge, also tends to be shinier than pmc. sterling seems price accessible for most people so everyone can have a bit of glamour
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          • #6
            I keep a good supply of 0.5mm 0.7mm and 1.0mm sheet in stock.

            Sometimes the 0.5 is too flimsy if you have a lot of cutting out to do, also it will be very soft.

            Go for 1mm as it is a good satisfying weight and will certainly stand the test of time.

            Dont forget about hallmarking if the weight of the finished silver item is about legal hallmarking weight. See here for more info wwwDOTtheassayoffice.co.uk/hallmarking_mixedmetals.html

            Andrew
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            • #7
              Silver Sheet

              I use .5 mm for almost everything I do but that is the style I have developed. If I was to use anything thicker for the large necklaces they would be too heavy to wear. The weight of a piece is really important and for small pendants as suggested before 1 mm is good. Just to mention I have had no returns because my jewellery has bent, maybe its luck who knows. Weight over 7.7 grams has to be hallmarked, that was a really good point to mention.
              Paula
              http://www.atelierava.co.uk
              http://www.enamel-jewellery.com

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              • #8
                I use .7 for my flowers and anything small but .9 for rings and bangles. I sometimes use 1.2 if I'm etching silver for enamelling.
                Best wishes
                Carole

                www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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