Tuesday, February 16, is the next meeting. This month's topic will be Soldering - What's the Difference?
Led by Janie Clark and Lynette Fisk, they will demonstrate the tools and techniques for two common types of soldering used in jewelry making. The goal: how to attach earring posts to fired PMC earring pieces.
Janie will demo the soldering iron - used in "tinning" copper around glass. This process uses flux, copper foil tape, solder and a soldering iron. But can it attach silver to silver? We don't think so, but we'll see...
Lynette will show other types of solder and flux used on silver (PMC or wire or sheet), using a torch. We know this works to attach items together, but requires more equipment, safety setup, and additional processes, like pickling and cleanup.
If you have a small torch (the creme brulee, butane type) feel free to bring it along, especially if you have never tried it out.
For more info about our location and directions, go to our website at www.kcpmcguild.org.