Continue from: "Half round dead soft Argentium wire"
have you tried welding with AS yet, no bubbles like SS, the pieces
just seem to reach out and touch and merge and it's so slow at
transition. I have not seen any ill effects from this yet, have
you? I find this easier to control than soldering especially on
jump rings and putting a filet on bezel bases. I have started
rolling my own bezel material of AS, if the stone will take the
heat, I put the stone in with it, if not I just wrestle with the
burnisher unit it is set. A post a couple of days ago made me think
to try that, and it worked.
Up till now I had been avoiding using 100% AS on pieces because I
didn’t think I could harden them sufficiently in my household oven -
now I will most likely switch completely over to AS, except for
Bezels and gold accents of course.
Your question about ‘welding’ AS - I assume you mean fusing?? No, I
have not tried any fusing with argentium, but I will, especially
with jump rings - I just hate trying to get that tiny little piece
of solder to hit the join - it always creates a bump. I’m sure
someone else has already done this and could comment from
experience. Quite honestly I have not done much sweat soldering with
AS either, but assume there would be not problems provided the fit
was good and you didn’t get too hot.