3 Ring Fused Necklace 5/27/22@9:30am
Fine silver has a millesimal fineness of 999. Also called pure silver.
- 115 US dollars$115
- 4100 Cameron Park Drive
This class is an introduction to a method called fusing which doesn't use any solder to make the rings of this necklace. Pre-requisite: Jewelry making 3 in 1. Fusing is a little different. This technique requires the use of pure metals, pure or “fine” silver and 24Kt gold, not alloys. No solder is needed to join (fuse) these two metals to themselves. This time the torch is used to quickly melt the metal, and it joins (fuses) as it cools. Since the metals are pure and contain no copper (the culprit of firescale), there is no discoloration and the metal is as shiny as it was before it was heated with the torch. No pesky pickling is required. Soldering involves joining metal using an additional metal alloy called solder. A small bit of solder is placed on the join and heated using a torch. As the solder melts and then cools, the metal is connected at the join to form a solid bond. Copper (even though it is pure), sterling silver, brass, bronze and gold filled are soldered in this way. However, heating these metals forms a layer of cupric oxide, known as firescale, on the surface. This needs to be removed with an acidic solution (called pickle) or by filing and sanding before additional soldering can be done on the piece. This is time consuming but necessary for soldering. This class is approximately 4 hours long. The minimum is 2 and maximum is 3, if the minimum is not met, the class might be rescheduled.
We understand that things come up. If you are not able to make a scheduled class, please call us as soon as possible at 916-350-0546 and we can reschedule your class. No refunds allowed.
4100 Cameron Park Drive, #Suite 118, Cameron Park, 95682