I am thinking of using some gold bezel with my silver. Can I use
my prestolite torch?
You should be able to use a Prestolite without any problem. I
took a workshop at Penland school with Jaime Pelissier and he
recommends and uses a Prestolite for all of his goldwork. I have
soldered many combination gold and silver pieces with my
Prestolite w/o any problems.
I tried using a no.3 tip and proceeded to melt it to
14K is harder to solder to sterling than 18K or 22K. If you must
use 14K, use a lower melting temperature solder, like easy, or
maybe medium, but not hard. There is so much copper in the 14K
that it wants to combine with the silver to make solder - and
will! if you overheat it. Try heating your piece from underneath
with the gold bezel sitting on top and you shouldn’t have a
Also has anyone done the acc alternative show in baltimore?
Got any tips for an enamelist jeweler?
I have done the Baltimore Alternative Show. What do you want to
know? Can you be more specific?
Hope this helps.