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I just want to solder silver jumprings

I've searched, and the information is overwhelming. I just want to know: can I solder silver jumprings closed with a soldering iron? If so, what kind of solder do I need? And if not, what is the cheapest possible way to do this? The jewelry store will charge me like $10 per, and this is unacceptable for my purposes. This is for small silver charms. Doesn't have to look perfect, but I also don't want to poison myself. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Sep 8, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me find someone to make simple, stamped metal pendants.

My cousin was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was given a pair of stamped metal tags, and I would like a pair to match to show solidarity, but have had no luck. I reached out to his friend who gave him the original but didn't get an answer. Here's a photo.
posted by Kimothy on Dec 9, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me wear my ring!

My mom recently gave me a ring that she's had for a while. It's a star sapphire with 2 tiny diamonds, set in a 10k white gold band. Therein lies the problem: I have a nickel allergy, and thus can't wear 10k gold. What do I need to know/what can I expect with regard to getting the stones set in a new band? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Boneyology on Mar 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Custom metal casting - Need help with the summoning ritual

I have a wax model (a small buckle). I'm interested in getting 500 or so brass or bronze castings made of it. Does anyone have any experience with a contract casting house? Who? How were they to deal with? What were prices like?
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Jan 30, 2014 - 1 answer

How can I go abut learning metalsmithing for jewelry making?

How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Feb 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Maybe it's just burning me when I look at other women.

Are there localized metal allergies? I think I may have one. [more inside]
posted by mkb on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Will acetone nail polish remover damage gold?

Removing nail polish from a diamond & white gold engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Dec 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Black metal suggestions? (for jewelry, not listening)

Looking for a black, matte-finish metal for a durable men's ring. Ideas? Things to avoid? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Apr 10, 2006 - 18 answers

Metalsmithing, jewelry -- how to?

I want to make jewelry! Like, real jewelry. Read: metalsmithing, not putting manufactured beads on wires. What tools should I buy? What books would you recommend? Do I need to take a class or not? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Dec 16, 2005 - 17 answers

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