Asked by: Jianxiong Zollweghobbies and interests jewelry making
How do you solder jewelry?
Last Updated: 21st June, 2020
- Place your metal pieces on the firebrick where you're going to work. Cut a small amount of solder wire using sharp scissors.
- Working with a few small pieces is preferable to one larger piece of solder.
- Apply a small amount of flux to the area that's going to be soldered using a paintbrush.
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Moreover, what do I need to solder jewelry?
What you need to get started soldering jewelry:
- Kiln brick, charcoal block or a ceramic honeycomb block.
- Microflame butane torch.
- Cooling cup with tweezers.
- Soldering pick.
- Silver solder paste.
- Penny Brite, pickling components.
Also, can I use a soldering iron for jewelry? Because first of all, it won't reach a high enough temperature to melt lead-free solder, and that's what you have to use to make jewelry. Most soldering irons are made for the stained glass industry and so they are made to melt lead which is used to create stained glass, and lead melts at a low temperature.
Keeping this in consideration, what kind of solder do you use for jewelry?
Silver hard solders work for assembling silver jewelry and can also be used to fuse brass and/or copper (as long as you don't mind the joints being a different color).
How do you solder silver jewelry?
- Find a charcoal soldering block or other appropriate work surface.
- Purchase silver solder.
- Use a torch, not a soldering iron.
- Select a general purpose flux or brazing flux.
- Use a fan for ventilation if necessary.
- Find tweezers and copper tongs.
- Take precautions with goggles and an apron.