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  • Battah, your ring is beautiful. I can’t believe you made that! How annoying re the metal clay.

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    • That is a really cool ring, Battah. I hope you are able to fix it. I especially like that mug charm!!

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      • Sanippy and jeg, thanks! Yes super annoying about the clay. I'll have to figure out how to repair it... I might need to figure out how to take off the epoxy. Ugh.

        jeg I just made mugs for a couple of my girlfriends at work, we share a coffee pot so I thought it was a cute holiday gift.
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        • The little charms are super cute!

          Not nearly as creative as Battah (all it took was a little glue action) but here are my SSP keshi studs, hot off the press!

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          With my Kamoka keshi clouds:
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          And playing around with a tin cup idea:

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          • Nipples!!! Um, sorry. The keshi studs look gorgeous.

            That's terrible about the petal. I've never really understood how precious metal clay works compared with working with metal.

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            • Ooooh Sanippy those are beautiful! Did you get the keshi from Cees? I've become slightly obsessed with all forms of SSPs lately, they're so gorgeous.

              BWeaves, once metal clay is fired it's metal, so it has the same properties as any other metal. However, generally speaking it's going to be a bit more porous than sheet metal or wire, so soldering it can be tricky. It can be done, it's just fiddly. It can also be a bit more brittle, but honestly if the manufacturer didn't keep messing with their recipe that wouldn't be an issue... Every formulation fires slightly differently so the first few times are a learning experience. But theoretically when you stick with the same type/brand of clay, once you have your firing method sorted out it should be consistent. Hence my irritation at the changes. Oh well. I have a fun idea for repair.
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              • I love your keshi, Sanippy!! Great shapes! I have been wearing keshi posts almost exclusively lately. I’ll look forward to seeing your SS project completed, and Battah, same thing for your ring repair!

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                • Love the keshi. Can't wait to see more

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                  • Battah, a little cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream! (not a coffee drinker here Adorable. How aggravating about the formula changes on the metal clay!!!

                    Sanippey those keshi studs are darling
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                    • My Sis making a selfie in metallic ombre CFW triple strand, that we got for our Mom from PP.

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                      • battah - I just had a repair for someone who managed to manhandle a very long Earring that she bought a year ago and snap the join. She sent it back so I could make her a new one. I think everyone who glues on a pearl worries that it may fall off...I'm not going to do that anymore. It took me hours to get that pearl off without snapping the pin. I soaked the whole thing in Acetone several times and left it in boiling water , alternating and then gently pulling the pearl, not twisting at all. After 4 hours I got it off ( obviously it spend a lot of time soaking in one thing or another) Now that was a big ripple on a long pin .. so it might not take you as long. If all else fails you might have to use a torch on the underside just enough to heat up the metal but not damage the pearl. But, I know nothing about clay..I use Sterling metal and it might behave differently.
                        Good luck - that's certainly annoying that they fiddle with the formula.
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                        • Wow lots to catch up on here! Gorgeous as always!

                          battah - I love the hydrangea ring! It's the perfect blossom for that design.
                          sanippy - I adore your keshi collection! I love your stormy and clear day cloud studs And I may need to get up with Cees about golden keshi because yours are lovely!
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                          • OOOO, I love the triple.

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                            • MSC, so wonderful to see you here!
                              For soaking off pearls, I recommend Attack. I find that no matter what kind of glue used, Attack seems to break it down. But it is nasty stuff, so it should be used with great caution (eye and skin protection; used in well ventilated area). It won't harm the pearls, but it can harm you.
                              Lovely pearls everyone!
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                              • Lovely pearls everyone!

                                Originally posted by jeg View Post
                                Y necklace from Pkinnew, originally from PP, and freshwater strands I knotted a long time ago. The Y necklace is the sister strand to BASí.

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                                jeg, I love all these pink pearls. Great look!

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