Thanks for all your suggestions about attaching the pearls to
the brooch. Consensus is to solder post to piece, epoxy the
pearl to that and then epoxy another wire with balled end through
other side of pearl.
My next question, and I guess this applies to gold work in
general, is how to finish the piece. Specifically, through all
the firings of the piece, the gold color has changed from a warm
buttery color to a lighter, greenish (perhaps) hue which is
probably due to pure gold on the surface.
My equipment – a Smith setup and a flexshaft with different
What do you recommend to get it back to the traditional gold
color. And also, how can I avoid polishing down details.
Thanks in advance.