I do copper plate the 22K granules. I fuse to 22K backsheet,
usually .010. I use hide glue 1 drop, flux (batterns) 2 drops and
12 drops water, this makes the glue. I also enrich the backsheet
by heating in a kiln and pickling - 3x.
Are you fusing in the kiln or with a torch? Hadn't thought about
the surface enrichment.
One of my studio-mates is an enamelist so I have access to her
kiln, as well as a trinket kiln. I've been thinking about playing
with granulation some more, would add some interest to the pieces
I'm currently making for a show that benefits the local Family
Planning organization. The pieces are mostly mixed colors of 18k,
some pearls, and the usual mix of gemstones.
Richard D. Hamilton
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Sailing on old gaff-rigged wooden boats
Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography