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After Annealing a Post -Beginner's Way


#1

Any special tips for soldering, Marilyn? or do you Sparkie=A9 them on.

Brian, in end-of-summer denial

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#2
Am I the only one who has given up on sterling ear posts? Unless
someone specifically asks me to use sterling, I use stainless.
Whether I use 20 gage wire and make them or buy them, they 
bent in use or broke off. Gr-r-r-r!

Marilyn - Rio Grande carries sterling silver posts with tiny
pads in .038" wire (20ga is .032"). They are listed on page 394
of this year’s catalogue item number “N”. I use them exclusively
on my silver earrings and only rarely have problems with them.
You will need to use earring backs that will accomodate the
larger diameter posts. – Steven Brixner - Jewelry Designer - San
Diego CA USA mailto:brixner@compuserve.com
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brixner


#3
 Any special tips for soldering, Marilyn? or do you Sparkie=A9
them on.

No special equipment, just my trusty Presto Lite and med. silver
solder.

Marilyn, the Virginia blue bells are blooming in Indiana,
USA