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    Default How to solder a pendant to a chain

    Hi!!

    How do I solder a delicate chain onto a pendant? Attached is a pic of an example.

    Thanks in advance.
    Jennifer
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    I would do it by sweat soldering but practice with copper first:

    Melt about four pallions of solder onto the back of the fluxed star and while the solder is molten, spread it all over with a soldering pick. Easy solder will be safest.

    (If you dont have the pick, look it up and make a fair copy out of clothes hanger wire, adding a wooden handle, or holding it in some stout pliers.)

    Now re-flux both, put the star on the chain as you want them and heat only the centre of the star until in subdued light, it just begins to glow.

    With a bit of practice the two will join neatly when the solder re-melts. You must also find a way of keeping the chain straight while doing this, either by tying it to the block with binding wire, or putting something heavy on each end, Dennis.
    Last edited by Dennis; 04-03-2016 at 10:06 PM.

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