hey all! Im new and just saying hello.
im donna and very new to jewellery making using metals!! I usually work with glass and lampworking but after attending a silversmithing course to try and combine the two i became hooked. ive just got a little starter kit and soldering kit which arrived yesterday!! Im know sat looking at it all a little nervous to be honest!! (no teacher to answer all my questions hehe)
anyway, have a good day all.
Hi Donna -
Dennis has written a good tutorial on soldering; I'll add the link in as soon as I locate it (unless anyone beats me to it).
If you're working in silver, I'd start by just melting some to see what stages it goes through before ending up as a small puddle, then look at soldering.
ill definitely do that. it will be silver to start. just setting it all up at min. just trying to figure out the best way to heat the pickle? thanks for your advice, ill look forward to reading the tutorial!!
Hello Donna, welcome to the world of bashing, burning and cutting (preferably not your fingers, but be prepared :0) ) As for heating your pickle, in the absence of anything else, just placing your pickle jar into another container of hot water will warm it sufficiently for the time being. I know a lot of people use cup warmers or hmmm slow cookers I think. I use sulphuric acid, which to date has not needed warming to achieve good results.
Last edited by Kwant; 11-05-2012 at 10:32 AM.
hey there. the burns bit is something im use to!! lol im sure ill get use to the rest. ill try the hot water thing then, that means i can start playing a little tomorrow!!
thanks for your advice. appreciated
hope you learn loads - there are plenty of peeps here so you should get some great ideas and support as well as lots of laughs
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Welcome to the forum. It's very addictive isn't it?.........
.......at least you won't be afraid of the torch like I'm sure many of us were to start with!! Have fun!!
thankyou all for your welcome!! and yeah im not so worried about the torch, just all the other stuff lol x
and cheers peter for finding that link. i found it very helpful and im pretty sure ill keep refering to it!!
sonia - yep!! very addictive, im finding it very useful.
thanks all x