How do I strengthen the borders of thin (0.5mm) silver sheet to
provide rigidity in a wrist clasp (bracelet)?
First, how about using thicker metal in the first place? Bracelets
get a lot of wear. But …
Solder 1mm + wire round the edge? Seems almost impossible to get
a consistent joint.
It’s not impossible just a pain in the butt, but this is the most
Some other method?
If you don’t mind texture, you can “upset” the edge of the metal. By
that I mean turn the metal so the edge is facing up and use a riveting
hammer all along the edge. This will thicken/strengthen the edge and
add a texture which can be very attractive.