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« on: July 09, 2011 08:34:48 PM »

Okay, so I don't know the terms, but I want to make some butterfly wings for a hairclip out of wire. And "fuse" it to a metal hair clip. Nothing bigger than 3 inches.

My dad bought me a butane torch with a removeable soldering iron tip and after that a different butane torch.
What else would I need and what is the best wire out there?  Huh

Or should I just blow it off and buy the expensive metal clay.


Thanks for help in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011 02:35:14 AM »

You can do it.  You may need some solder, and flux.  I have not soldered with a butane torch.  I used a versatool with a soldering tip.  Try making the butterfly, with  the metal wire ends tight, no gaps.  Make sure your metal surfaces are clean.  Wherever you want the joins to be, add a dab of flux, and add the solder by melting it at the join with the soldering tip - the flux helps the solder to flow.  Same with joining to the metal hair clip.

  This probably a bit more clear

http://www.ehow.com/how_8488430_solder-jewelry-using-soldering-iron.html

Again, not sure the differences with the torch.
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