I am working on a project with reticulated silver, with thin gold
wire fused around edge.
(reticulated piece is 10mm x 5mm, the thin gold wire is 2mm wide x
0.5mm thick) (gold wire is 14 kt yellow gold)
My goal here is to create an edge of gold around the reticulated
piece that kind of looks like it is “painted on” as opposed to
soldering a thicker gold wire frame around piece.
Where the silver meets the gold, I would like to achieve a more
irregular, fused look, as opposed to a cleaner join that soldering a
wire would create…
The problem I am having is that the gold wire is “balling up” during
the fusing process, creating gaps around the edge of the piece,
between the balls.
I would appreciate any comments regarding this problem, and how I
may achieve this desired look.
Perhaps I be using 18k gold? higher karat?
Thank you all in advance,