Hello all, this is my first time to post a question, actually I have
two questions. First, how does one go about twisting a square wire of
14kyg approx. 14" in length, 12 guage, and keep the “twist” even
throughout the length of the wire?
Second, what is this “soft solder” I’ve seen other jewelers using? It
looks like lead solder to me but they tell me it is “silver
bearing”.Some jewelers are using it to solder ss charms onto ss charm
bracelets and repair costume jewelry. Another has used it to solder
14kyg bezels(w/dias set in them) to 14kyg wheat chain. The customer
changed her mind and now wants the bezels to slide free on the chain,
how do I remove this “soft solder” from the chain? Is it contaminated
or is this the latest in soldering and I’ve just missed the boat?