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Copper inlay on Silver?


#1

Hello Orchid Family,

I have a question, that I hope someone has a fairly easy answer to.
I love the look of a deep etch or roll in copper and then flooded
with hard silver solder and cleaned off to get a silver inlay look.

I would like to do this with copper on silver. Is there anyway to
make a copper solder that will keep its collar and not alloy with
the silver like Gold seems to do? If not a copper solder a copper
alloy that has a melting temp below fine or sterling? It does not
have to stay a true copper color but have enough of a difference
that it would contrast with the silver. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance,
Becky


#2
 Is there anyway to make a copper solder that will keep its collar
and not alloy with 

Hi, Becky –

Why not solder a copper wire onto the silver and then roll it out in
the rolling mill until the wire is flush with the silver sheet? You
may need to reflow the solder once or twice, but usually flux and
heat is all you need. Rarely do you need to add additional solder.

Try it. It makes a great mock inlay

Deb


#3
a silver inlay look. 

How about married metals? I’m sure McCreight’s book must address
this procedure. If not, lots of others do.

Tas
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