The fourth book Chain and Bead Jewelry Soldering Connections (2011), invites the reader to go beyond cold-connected chain patterns and overcome their fear of the flame with a variety of ‘soldering optional’ jewelry designs. This informative book explains all the tools and materials needed for simplified silver soldering with large diameter jump rings that spiral into dimensional patterns.
Step-by-step illustrations are given for using a hand-held butane torch and modern Argentium silver solder paste in a syringe, along with detailed solutions for common soldering problems. These skills will be put into practice with a series of jewelry projects that slowly increase in complexity from the 5-ring Mobius pattern to the 20-ring Spiral Ball designs.
We will then use a hot torch to heat the tip of Argentium silver wire to produce a teardrop-shaped termination, to start a series of Teardrop within Loop jewelry designs. This concept will slowly increase in complexity from the geometric Triad design to the hammer-forged Arch pattern and finally embellished with the US dollar bill for the Money earrings and bracelet.
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