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Granulation - The "proper" way


#1

I have successfully made granules with a tilted soldering block
and pan of water as others have described, but I have had a lot
of trouble getting the granules to stick. I understand that
copper helps the process along. What form of copper is the best?
Can someone briefly describe the actual procedure for heating up
sterling silver granules and getting them to fuse onto sterling
sheet.

MILT


#2

Milt: Copper coating is used for gold granulation. I was taught
that fine silver granules can only be fused to fine silver sheet.
There is a technique for fusing sterling granules to sterling
sheet–John Cogswell teaches it. I don’t have my notes handy,
but will try to send it to you off list when I can get my hands
on it (unless someone else gets to you sooner.) Sandra
/ElegantBee


#3

Sandra:

Please send it “on list” so I can learn this too.

Nina

Nina - Silver Design, 9122 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 249,
Pt. St. Lucie, FL. 34952 : Toll Free:1-888-460-1800
URL: http://www.nina-sd.com : Email: @Nina


#4

I have successfully made granules with a tilted soldering block
and pan of water as others have described, but I have had a lot
of trouble getting the granules to stick. I understand that
copper helps the process along. What form of copper is the best?
Can someone briefly describe the actual procedure for heating up
sterling silver granules and getting them to fuse onto sterling
sheet.

Hi Milt,

… and thank you for asking a question I didn’t know I
needed answered. As soon as I read your post I realized that
that should have been my next call for help.

Nina