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Gold is gone?


#1

I just made some spheres out of copper,silver, and 14kt gold. I
then melted them to a peice of flat sivler in a random pattern.
after anneling them and quenching I hammered them flat (no
rolling mill). After cleaning the firescale off I could not find
where the gold spheres were. the copper ones made nice elipses
and the silver ones blended into the background to much (won’t do
that again). So where did the gold go. Is this a normal
technique or just something I acidentaliy found? Any help will be
greatly appreciated.

Donald McFarlane
Delta Creations Jewlers
@delta


#2
I just made some spheres out of copper,silver, and 14kt gold.  I
then melted them to a peice of flat sivler in a random pattern. 
after anneling them and quenching I hammered them flat (no
rolling mill). After cleaning the firescale off I could not find
where the gold spheres were. the copper ones made nice elipses
and the silver ones blended into the background to much (won't do
that again).  So where did the gold go.  Is this a normal
technique or just something I acidentaliy found? Any help will be
greatly appreciated.

I wonder if they disappeared when you soldered them on? 14kt
literally will submerge into sterling with heat, I have to fight
this all the time in my pieces. I’ve even heard some jewelers
don’t even use solder since 14kt will easily fuse to silver with
flux…Dave

http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html
Crystalguy Art Jewelry, Magical Art Jewelry for the Enlightened Mind


#3
I just made some spheres out of copper,silver, and 14kt gold....

Donald, if you use a bit of Liver of Sulphur on your piece of
metal the gold will probably show up as bright spots. You might
try using nickel silver circles instead of the sterling silver
ones. They would show up grey against the silver background.
You could also solder them on with gold solder and if done right
you would get little gold circles around the dots. –

Steven Brixner - Artist/Jeweler - San Diego, CA
mailto:brixner@compuserve.com
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brixner