How do you get those darned paillons exactly where you want
them, and make them stay put?
I use a teeny, tiny paintbrush to put the paillons in place. I use
Batterns flux. Then I take the torch and gently warm the piece of
metal, starting by going around the outside of the metal. This
dries the flux and makes it sticky, holding my solder bits in place.
Then by the time I move the flame on to the piece of jewelry, the
solder bits won’t fly away.
Elaine Luther Chicago area, Illinois, USA Metalsmith, Certified PMC
Instructor Studio 925; established 1992 @E_Luther