I wander if anyone can give me some suggestions. I am never
completely satisfied with my ring joins. If you look closely in a
certain light then you can see a thin black line where the join is
some times it’s a broken line - it’s usually pretty hard to see but
it’s definitely there - I don’t actually know any one else who makes
jewellery so don’t have a visual comparison but I’m guessing you can
get a flawless enough join that if you were to look at it under a
magnifying glass you would have trouble seeing the it?
I always make sure that the ring is completely clean before
soldering - no oxides or grease or anything left on it. I get the
ends as near a perfect fit as I can then I hold it together with
binding wire and saw through where the ends meet. I then use binding
wire to hold it while I solder it.
I have spent the last couple of years working in silver and have
recently done a few pieces in gold and would like to do some rings in
gold, however I would like to perfect my ring joins before I do this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.