First I want to thank everyone who put the Orchid Dinner together in
Tucson. What a wonderful night!!!It was so good to see people that I
hadn’t seen in months and sharing with everyone. Thank you for a
Now, I am making wedding rings for a friend. ( I normally don’t
do rings, so it is a real challenge!!!) Anyway, I am cuttlefish
bone casting silver for the texture and then putting gold wire on
the edges for contrast. I soldered gold on the back of the smoothed
out casting and then tried to form it and the gold popped off. What
a disaster. Is it possible to form silver and gold when they are
soldered together or do I have to form the ring and then somehow line
it with the gold. I used 24g 18k, and I thought that it had all
soldered. I used silver solder. I tinned the back of the silver
ring and laid it on the gold and directed the heat to the silver.
It looked like it all had flowed but the gold popped in the middle
and tore off the silver. It lays down quite nicely when I flatten
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for all your help.