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14k Leverback earrings


#1

Hi, I’m new to the list, but enjoying it and learning a lot so far,
thanks! I’ve been doing jewelry repair for over 3 years now, and I
really enjoy it. I have a lot to learn, about a lot of things, but
for now I have a problem. I am trying to put leverbacks on a pair of
14k/diamond studs, but I cant seem to get my solder to flow before
the leverback gets hot enough to stop the spring from snapping back.
I have tried everything I know including heat sinking, coating, etc.
Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Connie in Louisiana


#2

Great use for a laser welder. Lots of people including us will do
trade work with their lasers.

Tim
A2Z Metalsmith Supply Inc
5151 S Federal Blvd Unit I-9
Littleton CO 80123


#3

Connie,

I usually take the rivot out of the leverback so that the earring
finding becomes two parts. I then solder it on to the earring. Once
the part is soldered on and everything is polished…I rerivot the
flipper part back on.

Leslie
Leslie Anne Wright Macy


#4

Connie,

You have to remove the little spring part before soldering and then
put it back in. Just pull out the little rivet that holds it
together and re-rivet it when all soldering is completed.

-BK in AK