I am currently working on a 16th century girdle book. I have the
pattern and a design, but I lack the knowledge I need…
I want to attach some stones (mainly cabochons) and some enameling.
Because of the enameling, I know to do that first, then last step,
attach the cabochons…
The problems I am having are these:
1.) Until I can afford a kiln and full enameling setup, what is a
way I can at least try some of my patterns and make sure they look
right? Do any of the coloured resin system things work?
2.) What metal do I use to form the little ridges and lines to make
the place to hold the enamel?
3.) And where oh where can I get a decent, idiot’s guide to
soldering? I have listened to a ton of people tell me how and what
to buy, I still bought the wrong things and have almost soldered my
fingers together (that tip is HOT)… So I just need something that
takes me nice and slow, maybe with pics??? And a defined list of
what to buy, (too many people have just said ‘flux’ and 'solder’
but there are many many ptions,)
Any help would be appreciated! As usual, my plans haev exceeded my