Does anyone have any ideas about how to make a piece in sterling
silver which includes beaded semiprecious stone beads in it? I want
to make earrings which will have a main piece which is sawed and
soldered, and then have some wires with strung beads incorporated
(soldered) into the piece. I’m going to scan and attach my sketch
later as it’s so much easier than words, but I thought that someone
here must have experience in this area.
My thought was to complete the soldering as much as possible, then
cover the beads in cool jool, and solder this piece (the part with
the beads in it). Then I will have two elements which could be
soldered together. I’m thinking about using some ametrine 15mm coin
As always any feedback will be appreciated.
PS, still looking for a teacher in NYC, but have several leads. Have
also gone with your advice, Bentiron, re using small chain in piece;
tiny jumprings and no solder.