Just a reminder that we are new at silver smiting and do not
have a kiln.
We are melting down scrap pieces and pouring them into rock salt
to form silver nuggets. Wash off the salt, file off any sharp
edges and run them through the vibrator . We then glue small
chips of hematite, onyx, or emeralds into the openings. This
makes a real nice pendant for practically no cost.
My question-we are melting the silver in the smallest ceramic
cup we can find, with a torch, but it is very difficult to keep
the silver hot enough to pour. Our torch is propane and oxygen.
Other than investing in a lot of new equiptment, any suggesting?