I am having trouble with a silver piece for a customer. I have
created a sterling silver band of less than 1mm thick, and need to
solder two jumprings to it.
When soldering jumprings onto a larger piece I first solder the
jumpring by placing the solder pallion under the joint of the
jumpring and heat it from above. Then when soldering the jumpring
onto the larger piece I place or hold the jumpring against the piece
and heat the larger piece occasionally flashing over to the jumpring
when the large piece reaches soldering temperature, usually when the
Make sure the pieces to be soldered are clean. I use alcohol to
clean things then don't touch them with my fingers. Also clean your
solder. If the silver or solder is tarnished use abrasives to make it
shiny before soldering.
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Rocky Mountain Wonders
Colorado Springs, Colorado