I tried yesterday to solder some jump rings I made out of 14 gauge
dead soft Argentium wire onto a piece. Each time when the metal of
the ring got hot to temperature it would suddenly burst in half.
This happened 4 times. On the fourth attempt, I tempered the ring by
first heating it up, quenching, and repeated. This had no effect as
it too split when it reached soldering temp. And I was using medium
solder. I had to make the ring out of half sterling wire which
worked just fine but doesn’t look near as good. Anyone have any