I’m having a problem that I’m hoping some of the platinum
workers out there can help me out with. I’m attempting to make a
bunch of jump rings for making a loop-in-loop chain necklace.
I’m using 20ga, 950 platinum alloy (Hoover & Strong Plat/S+)
wire. So far I’ve tried using 1400 and 1500 solders to close the
loops. The solder becomes very brittle, and the loops snap open
when I start to bend them. Could someone please give me some
basic platinum soldering tips. I’m using and oxygen/propane
torch, if that helps.
Thanks in advance,
P.S. If I could only make it down to New York this weekend…
Westford, MA USA