James, regarding your question:
Can granulation be done in white gold without the use of a
I don't know about white gold, but you can create electrum 50% 22k
gold and 50% fine silver and granulation is beautiful on it.
We have lots of negative conversation on Orchid regarding electrum
and I am not going there. I happen to love working with the metal and
since we are talking these days about finding your own niche in the
market this stuff works for me.
You can also granulate 22k gold onto electrum, it looks really cool.
I like the metal because it is white, doesn't tarnish, doesn't have
adverse reactions to it (no nickle in it) and it works incredibly
well. You can carve it, caste it, I just can't say enough about it,
it saws well. I just really love working with it.
Contact me if you would like any other on alloying your
own or anything else for that matter.