Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I have soldered!
OK - so we didn't solder the next week - but we finally got to it today. I did a butt joint (as in abut, not your or my behind) and it is secure! I'm going to do some trials at home with my butane torch to see what I can do with it. I'm also going to experiment with the argentium wire I have. In reading up on it I found that I can have fun with fusing! I'm liking argentium silver more and more - it doesn't tarnish AND it solders cleaner which means I don't have to spend as much time cleaning off residue from the torch. I've got some ideas on my "random movements" line of jewelry and I'm hoping with argentium wire I can make it more interesting. I finished my first "random" necklace and just need to take pictures to share it with you!