Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Old Ring

'Just finished this ring with an ancient Roman coin in a rustic bronze setting. I have to admit the soldering gave me fits since the supplies I had on hand were from a non-US source, and the solder is super-hard and quite reluctant to flow.  I'll fix that, by purchasing something better from my favorite supplier, Unkamen Supplies, on Etsy.


  1. there;s different hardness solder that will flow at different temperatures. you just need to get the one that works best for what you're making :)

  2. Yup, I have in the past staged pieces from hard to soft with the first and ensuing joints to prevent the first joints from failing as the piece progressed -- but that was with silver solder. Never used bronze before, but now I know! Life is gonna get easier quickly.