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Tips and Techniques for Soldering Metal Jewelry

Learn all the basics plus lots of tips and trouble shooting techniques for soldering metal jewelry.

Learn to Solder Jewelry
Here is a step by step description of how to solder metals such as silver to make jewelry

Soldering Setup
When soldering, it is really important to have a spot designed just for this. Here are some tips on setting up your own area to solder in.

Getting Started: Metalsmithing
Learn about tools used for metal fabrication and soldering.

What Type of Soldering Torch?
In this article, I discuss the use of the proper type of torch for soldering jewelry, explaining metal temperatures and fuel requirements. I also offer lots of excellent resources to help beginners learn to solder.

Jewelry in a Pickle
What do pickles have to do with jewelry making? Well, pickling solution is a must have item when you solder metal jewelry pieces.

Soldering Solutions Chart
This chart offers possible solutions to soldering problems such as soldering not melting or metal melting before the solder does.

What Is Soldering?
Learn the basics about what solder is and what the processes of soldering involves.

Types of Solder
Learn about the different types of solder used for soldering metal jwelry such as gold and silver, medium and soft, and sheet and wire.

Tips for Soldering Jewelry
Soldering jewelry doesn't have to be difficult, and to make sure you solder successfully, here are some tips to consider.

Soldering Setup
In order to solder, you need to have an area set up in your studio just for this. Here are some tips for creating this special spot.

Step by Step Soldering
Follow this step by step procedure and learn to solder your own metal jewelry.

Victoria Lansford
Victoria Lansford is a master at metal working, including filigree, chain making, and repoussé. Along with selling her fabulous jewelry on her site, she offers an instructional video and lots of wonderful metal technique information.

Jewelry in a Pickle
What do pickles have to do with jewelry making? Well, pickling solution is a must have item when you solder metal jewelry pieces.

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