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Topics: Metalsmithing, Solder

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What flux can you use with solder wire? I'm planning on using 24 ga tarnish resistant copper wire. Thanks,
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Topics: Organizing, Beads, Studio

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I need tips, please, on how to organize a large inventory of beads and findings. Not the physical components--trays, bags, etc. But the logical organization.

Do the experts find it most useful to organize by color? By size? By material? By shape? Which are the main categories, and how are items sorted within the main categories?

For example, beads might be organized first by main color (pink, yellow, black), then by big category of material (gemstone, glass), then specific material (calcite, moukaite, crystal, crackle glass, lampwork). Then within material by size or shape.

What logical organization works best for you, to help you find what you need quickly? Do different people organize different ways? How do you organize strands that have mixed colors or materials?
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Topics: Tarnish Removal, Hill Tribe Silver

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I have quite a collection of Hill Tribe Silver beads. I have been keeping them in clear hard plastic stackable screw together storage containers. I have noticed that they are beginning to tarnish. It will be quite a job to shine them up again. Could you recommend the best way to store them (for the future) and what would be the best way for me to clean these intricate beads. Many thanks for your help.
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Topics: Tool Organization

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No matter how hard I try, my tools always wind up in my way. I need them to be handy but no matter how organized I try to be, when I put them down onto my work surface, they inevitably get buried under piles of beads and I can't find them, or they are right on top of beads that I need to pick up--HELP!
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Topics: Bridal Jewelry Components

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I make bridal jewelry. My biggest concerns are how to ensure I use the best quality materials and how do I keep my silver pieces from tarnishing?
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