I’am from Romania and I am just starting in this wonderful hobby of
jewelry making. I’am trying to make make a couple of copper rings
but i’am having big problems in silver soldering. I have bought two
strips of silver solder from manchesterminerals.co.uk, one medium
(720-765 DegreesC) an one easy (705-723 DegreesC). The problem is
that i can’t get the silver solder to melt. I don’t think that the
problem is the temperature beacause the copper piece turns orange
hot so does the solder piece (a very small an thin one) without
melting. I’ve also been able to fuse two small ends of a copper ring.
I also like to say that i haven’t used borax yet beacause i can’t get
any in my country.But even so, I think the solder sould ball up.
Could it be a problem with the solder? How can i know for sure that
is silver solder?