Will as reticulate? (After usual depletion guilding.) Also can one
enamel over it, without depletion guilding.....or with depletion
guilding? I'm not going to ask if it will stand soldering with IT
or with eutectic solder without melting; that would be too good to
Tom, I wrote a technical article about Argentium Sterling that was
published by SNAG News. (Every SNAG member receives the newsletter.
SNAG is at www.snagmetalsmith.org
The article is on my website, which is at http://www.cynthiaeid.com/
I recently updated the article, and Rio is publishing it in booklet
form. There will be copies available at Rio Grande’s Catalog in
Motion in Tucson----I’ll be there at the Argentium booth in the
ballroom, demoing, and answering questions about Argentium Sterling.
I would love to meet other Orchidians!
There is also a lot of in Trevor’s blog, which is at
Argentium Sterling does not reticulate anywhere nearly as well as
800/200 alloy, which is sold as reticulation silver.
Currently, Argentium Sterling is difficult to enamel on due to its
lower melting point. Peter Johns and Stern-Leach are working on a
suitable formulation of Argentium Sterling with a higher melting
temperature that will be more suitable to enameling.