Hello from a new subscriber,
I’m American but live and work as a silversmith in London. I admire
this instinct for sharing and techniques. I hope I’ll be
able to contribute something helpful some time.
I have a problem with an experiment I’ve been doing “painting” with
14k yellow gold on silver as per an article by John E. Cogswell in
tech news in Metalsmith mag. The gold “paint strokes” keep turning
out too pink instead of yellow and aren’t showing up well. I’ve
tried annealing and pickling a couple of times to try to enhance it
and am using fresh safety pickle but results are still too subtle.
The design precludes using sulphides for contrast. Maybe I’m
expecting too much… Has anyone had a similar experience? Any
suggestions for improving the color?
Also, I’m not very swift in the computer department and haven’t got
the hang of finding my way around the site. I’ve spent far too many
happy hours meandering through the archives and wonder if you have to
scroll through all the month’s pages to find if there are any replies
to your question?
Thanks, Kay I.