I have a design that I have made up for a pendant, have made a lot of
these. I am signed up for a craft show in Stockbridge Mass. I use a
small square of copper for the background, 1" X 1", and the design on
top of the square is silver. For the design there are at least 7
different pieces of silver to be placed on the copper. I don’t want
the heat color change trying to solder the pieces, I want the color
change to be natural. I will say in afterthought, I don’t think I
have the skills to solder the seven pieces to the copper even with
different solders of different temperatures. I bought a 2 part epoxy
and glued the pieces on. I kept it in the bottom of my purse for 1
month to experiment with the durability…It was good.
Question 1: How long will the 2 part epoxy last? I don’t want people
to buy it and in a year the parts start falling off. I am also
experimenting with gluing stones on copper…any help appreciated.
Question 2: I also wore one of the above necklaces for about 2 weeks.
It turned my neck green. I bought the chain from my favorite
supplier. Is there anyway I can stop this from happening and have
the natural color change? I am just a person who likes copper, I
don’t really want to change my medium.
Thanks: Carol Manion