Kennedi- Ah, I love platinum.
It depends on how you are making your platinum pieces. There are
many different alloys each with it’s own special properties. Some
better for fabricating some better for casting or milling.
Tim and I are hand fabricators. We make our own ingots, forge them
and then roll out and draw wire to fabricate with. For that we prefer
It’s a pretty soft alloy and works and bead sets beautifully. By the
time we are done making a piece it’s been throughly work hardened.
However many folks like Pt Ru as it’s a bit harder but I find it not
as good for fabricating for the kind of work we do. It’s great for
They all fuse well. I have no idea what you mean by "slumping"
Cobalt Pt is often used by casters. I really don’t care for it much.
Also, please get yourself some good platinum glasses. We have them
in our shop at different levels of protection. One pair for soldering
and another higher rated pair for melting ingots. Tim has rigged a
pair that attach to his Optivisor that he can flip up and down as
needed for soldering and fusing.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry