My question is a consequence of leaping before I looked. I have made
an enameled large pendant with two holes for jump rings. Once the
piece was “finished” I added the jump rings and with a little
manipulation and a whole lot of luck I was able to solder the ends
together. My intention was to put a silk cord through the rings, but
after having done so, the piece still unfinished. The piece itself
seems to be OK because I have received compliments on it. Hence I
have decided to add an element at the top so that the cord goes
through it. The element in turn is then attached to the pendant. I
have done this with other pendants and seemed to create something
My worry/concern is that if the ends of the jump ring are not on a
surface, I won’t be able to solder them together because of heat
loss from radiation.
Do you have any suggestions? Also other design solutions are
Finally would a drawing, followed up by a mock up, say in paper,
reveal my design flaw?
Why such a large piece? Because one afternoon walking home from work
I got to chatting with a large women after complementing her on her
gorgeous coat. We got to talking and after a while she
commented/complained to me that very little jewelry is made for the
large women, at least here in Victoria. I got me thinking and
Sorry for the essay, (a man of many words when just a few will do).