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    A Guide To Pickling

    Step away from the Kilner jars and put down that beetroot! Tempting though it is, we are not about to explore the fascinating subject of preserves and chutneys! No, in jewellery terms pickling refers to the process of removing oxidised surfaces and flux from metal after soldering. What is pickling solution made from? It is […]

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    What Are The Best Soldering Tools You Need?

    Whether you’re a seasoned jewellery maker or you’re just getting started, you’ll likely find yourself doing plenty of soldering. So, what are the must-have soldering tools that you need for your workshop? We’ll talk you through all the best soldering tools you’ll need if you’re a beginner, and all the soldering tools professional jewellery makers […]

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    How to solder gold jewellery

    The art of soldering brings about many different questions. Which metal to use? Which types of jewellery are appropriate? What tools are needed? In this blog, we’ll be focusing on soldering gold jewellery. Discover how to solder gold jewellery and each step involved, as well as all the different tools and equipment that are required […]

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    Soldering Tutorial Round Up For Beginners

    If you’re just getting started with jewellery making, you will have most likely come across soldering. Key for many projects you might want to try, such as stone setting, crafting rings and much more. So to get you up to speed with this particular technique, we’ve assembled all of our top soldering tutorials in one […]

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    Tips for using Soldering Tweezers

    Soldering involves permanently joining two pieces of metal together using heat. When soldering pieces of jewellery, or anything at all, it’s important to handle the components with care to avoid causing damage to yourself, and to your surroundings. But what’s the best way to handle materials when soldering? Reverse action tweezers, otherwise known as soldering […]

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    Tips for using your Borax Cone & Dish

    Both Borax cones, or Borax bars, and dishes are brilliant soldering tools for building up your workshop, but what’s the best way to use them and how do you keep them clean? Discover our top tips on how to use a borax cone and dish to get started with the soldering process. What is Borax […]

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    How to Solder Chain

    Soldering chain links is a fiddly business. But there are some techniques you can use to make sure that you’re getting it right each time. Use our step by step guide below to help you learn how to solder silver chain and gold chain using some basic principles. Soldering chain links: What are you up […]

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    What Is Solder Paste? And How Do You Use It?

    Heard of solder paste syringes? But not sure how to use them? Read our guide to solder paste below and learn more about the advantages of solder paste and when you should use it. What is solder paste? Solder paste is a mixture of metal solder powder and flux – the two elements required to […]

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    How To Solder Silver To Copper

    Do you work primarily with copper sheet? If copper is the metal of choice for your jewellery designs, and you’re searching for a new approach, why not incorporate silver? Bringing together copper and silver sheet can make your design stand out, with contrasting colours and textures that will set you apart from other designers. Here’s […]

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    How To Make Silver Solder Paste

    As you probably already know, jewellery is often made up of several different components brought together by a variety of different skills and materials to make one unique piece. But as you progress to more complex soldering processes and begin making more complicated precious metal pieces, you may be thinking about making your own soldering […]

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    A Guide to Strip Soldering

    Strip soldering, or stick feed soldering, is a great technique for pieces which require either a large amount of solder or a lengthy solder join. It can also be useful in areas that pallions of solder would be otherwise difficult to position. It involves a direct feed of solder which is drawn along a seam […]

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    A Guide to Sweat Soldering

    Sweat soldering is a simple and fuss free way of joining two metal surfaces together, one on top of the other. It is great for flat surfaces and ideal for seams, where neat solder application would otherwise be tricky. What is Sweat Soldering?  Sweat soldering jewellery is a two part process whereby solder is melted […]

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