Sheridan, I am currently taking an 8 week Reticulation class at UCSD.
Today we torched the silver ans were able to leave some spaces
between the reticulated area by careful placing of the flame.
To then turn it into something wearable, we will next fuse 22 ga
wire onto the edge of the reticulation.
The piece itself is a bit brittle and is best cold connected onto a
backing which can be more easily manipulated.
I hope this helps a bit. Next week I will know more, I hope.