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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2013 08:17:40 PM »

oh WOW!!!! Cheesy  That's so awesome!!! Cheesy  I've never heard of this before!!!  And you did a great job!!! Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2013 09:28:28 AM »

Very cool!  And sounds like an intriguing process.  One question, though - if it's pure silver, isn't it really soft and so easy to bend/mess up after it's done?  I would hate to put so much work into something only to have it get messed up after it was all done, ya know?

Good question! Fine silver is softer than sterling, but like all metals, it can be tempered which makes it much stronger. Dead soft is the best to work with as it's easy to manipulate, but once you throw a finished piece in the rock polisher or chase it, it becomes very strong.
And just wrapping dead soft silver wire around a form to make jump rings will harden it some. The more it's handled in the process of making jewelry, the stronger it becomes.
.999 silver is very wearable and pretty strong. I wouldn't make clasps for bracelets with it (a sterling clasp is the best option), but I'd make the rest of the components with it and not think twice. Hope that helps!

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2013 03:58:02 PM »

Wow, that is so beautiful, it is my goal to work with pmc, but I'm so scared. You did a wonderful job, congrats!

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