Not the clamp thing, but my bad habit. Rhinestone tiaras. Make 'em,
(Cold techniques) buy 'em, love 'em!
The problem is with repair/ restoration. My soldering technique is
wretched from no practice, as I’m a painter and like to saw and
rivet when I do hobby time on these guys I make… The old vintage/
antique tiaras sit in a glass case in my front hall and bedroom,
cases which are now locked because people want to dive in and and
try on all the good crowns >D. I have a lot of popped solder joints
from bad handling that threaten the frame integrity on some unusual
and lovely peices. The big ones everybody goes straight for ;D.
I know that there’s something called “spelter” that’s low
temperature and I’ve seen excellent repairs done with it. What is
this stuff? How do you use it? I don’t mind taking the stones out of
an area to fix a peice, but a whole tiara is a nightmare of work.
Isn’t there some sort of putty that dissipates heat ouside of the
work zone? And a lot of these guys are rhodium plated. I’m just
worried about blowing up an old glass stone and having to troll Ebay
for forever to replace it.
Y’alls input is appreciated.