I need your suggestions on soldering gold filled wire. I am
planning to try my hand at weaving a cuff bracelet out of 20g GF.
(The sterling version turned out OK ). I would like to finish the
ends by soldering a “coil” of 3 or 4 strands of GF wire at each end.
What is the best solder that I should use on GF .
Can I pickle it in Sparex?
Does air cooling the cuff after soldering (as opposed to
quenching) maintain the work hardened condition?
And finally…Do you resourceful people have any suggestions on how
to best “end” weave work? I was not able to find any cold
techniques that look professional. My SS version is cold finished.
It has the ends folded in and a few of the weaving strands wrapped
around the folded ends. It looks a bit too…homemade but it’s clean
and strong. I want something better for the GF version though.