Dede, I loved the recent suggestion to work-harden delicate things byplacing in a plastic zip bag, then placing in a steel shot tumbler. Why wouldn't that be just the thing to toughen up your solder filledjump rings a bit ? Give it a try and let us all know. Then Hot Spotto your heart's content.
I too found the solder filled jump rings to be a pain. I now onlyuse regular jump rings and Solder Fast Silver paste solder from Rio
Debi HaldimanSan Diego, CA
I make my own solder-filled rings and after soldering just throw thework in a rotary tumbler with stainless shot for a couple of hours. The results are a nicely polished piece with work-hardened rings. Works like a charm.
Just wondering what is involved in making solder filled rings? Ifyou mean buying solder filled wire and just making rings as normal, Iunderstand. If not, perhaps a few words on the process. Thanks,