Watched the video on Russian filigree. Wondered what solder was
used. Hard, med, easy? Or a combo of all?
I use hard solder for the frame. Paste works well because it stays in
place during set up, but sheet and wire solder are fine.
For the filler wires I use a powdered solder of silver, copper,
zinc, and bronze that flows like an easy solder but behaves like a
medium in subsequent soldering.
Formerly, this solder could only be obtained by alloying an ingot
and filing it into a powder (not everyone’s idea of a good time, but
wire and sheet solder fill in too much of the filler wires, obscuring
the detail of the scolloped edge). I now make my same recipe
available already in a powdered form. It’s available from
I use easy solder for findings and to connect the filigree sections
in more 3-D forms.
Thanks for watching,