[Welcome] New Members for October 16, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Aaron McKee
Covington, WA. USA

I am relatively new to jewelry fabrication which I picked up in 2012
as something to do to contribute to my wife’s jewelry store.
Initially she wanted to “do some etching”, so I researched the best
way to go about doing that and after much trial and error have a
pretty good process down now. After doing that I wanted to try my
hand at doing some silver soldering (using copper initially as it is
much cheaper to learn with). My first attempts were fairly poor and
I was very frustrated with the whole process. Later I learned that
for copper you need more heat and that it oxidizes more than any
other metal practically. So. I tried my hand at some silver and fell
in love.