Wire Fusing & Other Micro-Torch Techniques

21 Apr 2010
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Denise Peck shares wire-fusing and micro-torch-fusing expertise. Watch as she melts scraps of silver into tiny balls, perfect for accents in your jewelry designs, and then uses one of the small silver balls to embellish a toggle clasp--all without the use of a large torch and solder.


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ECee wrote
on 20 Jan 2011 10:58 PM

Hello and thanks for this video. I'd love more of the same type.

QUESTIONS

I've been learning soldering (in a beginning metalsmith/jewelry making class) and I also went to a class on making a fused silver ring.  In both techniques, we used flux--to promote solder when it's used and to protect the silver from oxidation. I understand that fine silver doesn't need it.  In your lesson on the video here, are you using fine silver? And if not, why don't you need to flux it?

Also, I was wondering--but afraid to ask in the class--why people don't fuse more for small pieces, like your little balls here in the video, rather than using solder?

I look forward to your answers.

Lmary wrote
on 28 Mar 2011 7:57 AM

Hi Denise,  are you using fine silver or Argentium? Thanks for the demo.

ANNEMACLEAN wrote
on 18 Apr 2011 12:29 PM

would like to know the answer to ECee's quesion too!! it seems as if it would be ALOT simpler to not have to solder all the fine pieces of silver (instead of all the soldering) little wires etc. ?? instead of wire wrapping everything?

thank you!!

lucy gomez wrote
on 17 Jun 2011 9:21 AM
Ms.Susan wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 9:37 AM

Hello, Denise,

Enjoyed this video!  What is the name of the torch you are using. It looks light weight and very portable.  Also, where can I purchase one?

PS............Why are there no answers to the questions asked?  Some have been on here since January of this year.

Thanks so much.

 

Ms.Susan wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 9:37 AM

Hello, Denise,

Enjoyed this video!  What is the name of the torch you are using. It looks light weight and very portable.  Also, where can I purchase one?

PS............Why are there no answers to the questions asked?  Some have been on here since January of this year.

Thanks so much.

 

BuddhaLizzy wrote
on 29 Aug 2011 7:33 AM

does anyone ever answer the questions in this website?  i'm new here but I see that several questions have gone unanswered (all the way back to January of this year) and i find that rather disturbing.  just asking.

Sweetpea@11 wrote
on 28 Oct 2011 1:49 PM
Sweetpea@11 wrote
on 28 Oct 2011 1:55 PM

What is the purpose of the comments section if none of our questions ever get answered? It makes me question whether I would ever order anything from this site due to maintenance and security issues. Do you have someone oversee this site?

I am curious as to how long it will take someone to respond to our inquires and questions!!!!!!

dberklite wrote
on 30 Apr 2012 10:55 PM

Try the "email comments to me" to the right of the video. I didn't have a question so don't know if it works. Just happen to see it.

 

asfriedell wrote
on 19 Oct 2012 10:45 AM

Thanks so much.  I am losing my mind trying to learn to solder...

on 2 Jun 2013 9:40 AM

That was so neat. I want to make these right now.

 

Mainsq wrote
on 14 Aug 2013 3:03 PM
I was just loving your video when about the 6:24 mark the sound stopped...I tried everything but to no avail...anyway to find this video and more of yours else where...also do you always need to use the type of paper you used to place the glass onto or do you even need the paper?? thank you K Wilson
judystwin wrote
on 10 Nov 2013 1:39 PM

this video is the first one I have watched and listened to that I could fully understand . So thank you ,

Denise Peck, you are a great teacher...joyce