Welcome to Stormflight Designs


If you've always wondered about how jewelry is made and fine craft is done, this is the blog for you! Our intent is to show you the step-by-step of creating jewelry from a silver-smith's and lampworker's point of view. We'll throw in some other interesting craft-work too. Consider this a "tutorial-light" blog in a way. You'll get to see the creative process from start to finish. Sometimes it may take a while to get to the finish, so please be patient! We often have to wait for the muse to strike--sometimes in the middle of a different project!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bumblebee - Step 6

So I have continued to add the filigree wires one by one. When I finished that I had to do the tricky part--soldering it without melting the delicate wires (like that has ever happened...). But you've got to get the solder on first.

The solder I use is a special blend of metals and flux made by Victoria Lansford. You want it just in the right spot...not too much or then it looks blobby, not too little or then it won't hold the wire intact. But, its better to have too little because you can always go back and fill more in. A pain, but better than trying to file solder off.

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