1. Does the technique require 22K and fine silver. Or can other
combinations such as 18K and fine silver be used?
Sounds similar to reticulation- though using fine silver does
eliminate the possibility of firescale ;<)
2. Should the piece be on a charcoal block? I tried the process
with some small scrap and found the when heating above the gold
(which is so small relative to the silver base) heated up to
quickly and melted. Is it possible to just do this on a mesh and
heat from beneath?
That or in combination with a trinket kiln- though heat contol
is very critical.
Richard D. Hamilton
Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography