My New Obsession-Stamped Solder Jewelry

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My newest jewelry making technique and obsession involves stamping molten silver metal solder onto a brass or copper backing. Once the silver solder is heated to liquid it is then stamped. Once cooled it is then hammered to add more texture and dimension.

 

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These are two examples of quite different themes. For both pieces vintage brass findings were riveted to the pendants. Can’t wait to try some more!

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4 thoughts on “My New Obsession-Stamped Solder Jewelry

  1. I have tried doing this but can’t seem to get it right. my stamps keep melting. I even purchased a tutorial off craftsy and I follow it with the same supplies and it’s just not working for me. Do you have any suggestions? I really want to master this, I love how your’s has turned out.

    • Perhaps the solder is too hot or maybe it is the type of solder. I have only had one melt and I had heated the solder too much. I get my stamps from cooltools. They are gray and used for metal clay.

  2. Probably should only use the red rubber mounted stamps. These are created using a high temperature process so should not melt. I think the clear stamps would be the ones prone to melting.

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