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Jewelry Torches

Updated on August 9, 2012

Understanding Jewelry Torches

One of the most challenging things to learn when creating jewelry is how to use a torch to solder metal. Soldering is an intricate part of creating jewelry. It is one of the most important tasks that has to be mastered to produce professional looking handmade jewelry.

The first time I used a torch I was really nervous. It takes time and experience to feel comfortable working with fire. The best way to learn to solder correctly is from an experienced instructor who also covers the precautions that should be taken when working with torches.

Once I understood how to handle a torch correctly and even enjoyed working with it, I wanted to purchase one that I could use at home. There are several torches available in various sizes and fuel requirements.

Before I could make a decision on what torch I wanted for my home, I had to find a room to put it in with enough space for not only the torch but also the accessories required to use it. There is much more to soldering than just the torch.

When I decided to have a jewelry studio in my home, I never realized how much equipment I would need and how many rooms it would take up. Creating a soldering studio was going to add the basement to the two rooms I already occupied, because the basement was the safest and largest space I had available for this purpose. It was also close to a sink, an absolute necessity.

Photo by the author.

acetylene torch
acetylene torch

Choosing a Torch

Not an Easy Task

Torches come in a variety of sizes, some with tanks some hand-held. In my jewelry classes they use an acetylene tank that can support four torch stations. No way was I going to have a highly explosive tank in my soldering studio.

I could purchase a smaller propane tank with a torch from a hardware store. Some propane tanks have to be returned to the store for refill or for a replacement tank when the propane runs out. The propane tank is also awkward to move around, especially when it is attached to the torch or the tube is not long enough.

Torches with separate tanks were just not going to work for me. They required too many safety precautions, higher insurance costs and sleepless nights.

There was only one torch for me and that was a butane hand-held micro torch, which I could use to solder silver and other metals. The temperature for some of the micro torches can reach 2600F, high enough to solder medium or not too large metal pieces. Since a micro torch uses butane lighter fluid, I would not have to worry about running out of fuel, taking a tank back to the store or figuring how the gauges work on separate tanks.

Micro Torch - Works Great for Metal and Precious Metal Clay Jewelry

There are numerous micro torches, which run on butane lighter fluid. They are also known as creme brulee torches, because they can be used in the kitchen for various flaming dishes. Micro torches do almost any jewelry soldering job without difficulty and last a long time.

Euro Tool ALL-PURPOSE LARGE BUTANE TORCH, MPN SOL-310.00
Euro Tool ALL-PURPOSE LARGE BUTANE TORCH, MPN SOL-310.00

This is a great torch for soldering all types of metal jewelry. It can reach a temperature of 2450F, which is high enough to do a great job on some fairly good size pieces of metal.

The torch is easy to hold, controls are simple to work, even with one hand, and the flame is adjustable from low to high. The small attached tank is very simple to fill with butane lighter fluid. Micro torches are much less expensive than acetylene or propane torches.

This particular micro torch has a removable stand that offers great support.. The stand allows the torch to sit solidly on the table even with the flame on. This is great if both hands are needed to quickly move the metal without turning off the torch.

The best part about micro torches is their light weight makes them so easy to maneuver around a piece of metal. This torch also has a safety lock so it cannot be accidentally turned on.

The torch tip is metal, which is important since high flame can quickly melt plastic parts. It holds up extremely well under high heat and long use. These torches are portable and can be easily carried from place to place without taking up much room.

I purchased two of these torches, so I would not run out of fuel while soldering. I just pick up the completely filled second torch and continue heating without interruption.

 

Additional Micro Torches on Amazon

Precautions When Using a Torch

Ventilate the Room

Remove Anything Flammable

Keep Children Away

Tie Hair Back

Protective Goggles Recommended

Keep Clothing Away from Flame

Keep a Fire Extinguisher Nearby

What Torch Do You Use - Including Your Creme Brulee Torch

Torch Flame
Torch Flame

There are so many different types of jewelry torches, each one has its own benefits and drawbacks. I am curious to know if you have ever used a torch, which one do you use?

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What Type of Torch Do You Use?

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Metal Folding Table
Metal Folding Table

Supplies Needed to Use a Torch

The Necessities for Soldering Metal

In order to use any torch, it is important to have the right equipment. The first item is a table, one that is not likely to catch fire. I use a six foot metal folding table. Metal tables are not easy to find, because many have padded or plastic tops. It is almost impossible to buy one at a local store, so internet shopping is a must for this one.

Also needed is something to put the metal pieces to be soldered on that is fireproof, such as a charcoal block, a solderite board, or a magnesium block. I have all three. I prefer the magnesium block because it allows me to place pins in it to hold my pieces in place. The solderite board is solid and the charcoal block is messy and breaks easily.

Flux is another item that is essential for soldering. It makes the solder flow and keeps the metal from forming too much oxidation, so it is easier to clean after it is soldered. Flux comes in liquid or paste and both can be used for a variety of soldering techniques.

Solder, which is usually silver, comes in easy, medium and hard. The reason for this is to solder several metal pieces on to the same base, it is necessary to use solder that melts at different temperatures The three types of solder allow for a lower temperature to be used with subsequent soldering so the heat will not melt the previous solder joint.

Other essentials are long tweezers, a metal pick in case solder chips move around, and a turntable to allow soldering around the piece without having to move it. Turntables usually come with stone chips. These chips won't burn so the metal can be placed on them while soldering.

A tripod is useful to bring the metal close to the torch. This eliminates the need to bend over to solder. Eventually, bending over can become very uncomfortable and hard on the back.

crock pot
crock pot

Torching and Oxidation

Crock Pot

The final step in soldering is the pickle. Not the kind you eat but the liquid kind used to remove oxidation on metal. There are specially made products for this purpose, such a Sparex or sodium bi-sulphate, which can also be found among swimming pool supplies in hardware stores where it is much cheaper.

An inexpensive crock pot is used to heat the pickle solution. The pickle should be hot to do the best job of removing oxidation left on metal after soldering.

A less caustic and more environmentally friendly approach to create a pickle solution is to mix vinegar with water, one cup to one tablespoon ratio with a little added salt. The vinegar and water solution is heated in the crock pot just like any other pickle solution. This combination does not work as fast, but it does work as well if the piece is left in it for about ten minutes. Don't forget to turn the crock pot off after pickling.

I have two crock pots, one for silver and one for copper. Silver cannot be placed in a pickle that has cleaned copper or it will plate the silver with a copper finish. I am not fond of copper plated silver.

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Crock Pot for Pickling - Do Not Pay A Lot for your Pot

I would never use an expensive crock pot for pickling purposes. There is no need to spend the money to get the job done correctly. This Rival crock pot has just the right amount of settings to do the job needed to clean the oxidation off soldered metal.

Never use a crock pot that has served as a pickle pot for cooking. I know no one would ever think of doing that, but I just wanted to mention it.

Crock-Pot 38501-W 5-Quart Round Smart-Pot Slow Cooker, White
Crock-Pot 38501-W 5-Quart Round Smart-Pot Slow Cooker, White

This Rival crock pot can program the time, which means more freedom from watching the clock. If the pot is not shut off as soon as the cleaning is completed, the heat turns lower making it less likely to dry up as quickly as a pot that stays hot. I still do not recommend leaving the pot unattended for longer than needed, but it is a safety device that helps if the pot is accidentally left on too long.

This crock pot has a surface that resists sticking. Even though sticking is not usually a problem, there is a film that develops around the top of the water that is hard to clean if the pot doesn't have some resistance to sticking.

The pot is light weight, easy to move around,and has a removable inner pot for cleaning. It also has a clear glass lid, to view what is happening to the metal.

Best of all this crock pot is inexpensive and is eligible for free Amazon shipping.

I've used this crock pot and thought it worked very well. My current Rival crock pots do not have the programmable option. Although they work fine for pickling, I once forgot to turn one off. Since it remained hot, the water dried out and a crust formed on the inside of the pot, which was very hard to remove. I would rather not repeat the experience. A programmable crock pot could help avoid this situation.

 

My Soldering Studio - It Takes More Than a Torch to Make a Studio

Soldering Studio
Soldering Studio

This is my soldering studio in the basement of my home. It is on a vinyl floor, so no worries about a spark setting the floor on fire. It is also near windows, just in case there are any problems that require ventilating the area. I have lights set up beside the soldering table, since it helps to see what I am doing when soldering small pieces together. There is a bowl for water, which is needed to cool the metal after soldering and, of course, my two micro torches and a can of butane lighter fluid. Notice the paper towels. In the photo they are closer than I like them to be when I am soldering, so I move them to the back of the table next to the bowl of water.

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Soldering Supplies on Amazon - Getting Started

Here are few of the items needed to begin soldering. Solder is used in many professions. Make sure when purchasing solder or flux that it is the kind used for making jewelry.

Lens of the Day
Lens of the Day

This Lens Won Lens of the Day

And My First Purple Star

I hope you enjoyed learning about torches. Give them a try to you won't be disappointed.

Thanks so much for making this lens a Lens of the Day. May 4, 2012

And a Purple Star

And a Purple Star
And a Purple Star

Soldering is essential to making unique and professional looking jewelry. There are other ways of attaching pieces to metal, but soldering is the most rewarding and most professional way of doing it. Once you learn, you will enjoy creating jewelry and feel like a true metalsmith at your soldering station. Happy soldering!!

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      burntchestnut 

      4 years ago

      Even though I probably won't ever make jewelry, it's still interesting to learn what's needed.

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      Snakesmum 

      5 years ago

      This is a very helpful lens, and I'm impressed with the level of safety you recommend. If I ever take up jewelry making again, I'll invest in one of these torches, and accessories! Blessed

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I sometimes need to use my BenzOmatic micro torch while working on clock movements. This gives me some useful information I was unaware of. Thank you.

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      Boroot 

      5 years ago

      Couldn't find it anywhere else on web.. well, at least not plain and simple as here. Great lens! Thank you!

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      Ardyn25 

      6 years ago

      You gave such awesome instructions, and made it look so easy to do. Thank you.

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      Srena44 

      6 years ago

      great lens

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      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      Nicely done. My husband's metalsmith daughter also wears a respirator unless she's soldering outdoors.

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      Margaret Schindel 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I popped back to bless this lens (now that I can). ;) SquidAngel blessings to you!

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      alina nicoleta92 

      6 years ago

      I never used one of these torches but i think I will try some day. Great lens and keep up the good work.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      I never use a torch so it is all new to me, Thanks for great info you provide in this lens.

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      UKGhostwriter 

      6 years ago

      Excellent resource - well done!

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      kmyangel 

      6 years ago

      You have a lot of talent and patience ! Thumbs up !

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      MerandaJade 

      6 years ago

      I'm not crafty enough to make jewelry, but it looks like you are great at it! I didn't know how very involved this art was... thank you for enlightening me.

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      trendydad 

      6 years ago

      great review on jewelry torches

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      very nice lens thank you very much

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      EnjoyLens 

      6 years ago

      Very nice lens! thumbs up!

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      blessings and congratulations for winning the LoD and the purple star trophies.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love working with my torch!

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      yayas 

      6 years ago

      I had no idea that a torch was needed in creating jewelry. I was thinking 'bout learning to make jewelry, but I think I will consider something a little less intimidating. I truly enjoyed learning so much from you.

      Also wanted to congratulate you on your Lens of the Day. Very impressive!

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      MissionBoundCre 

      6 years ago

      I love making jewelry.. Never heard of a jewelry torch.. Would love to see a video demo?

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      MuhammadAliMuneer 

      6 years ago

      Hi, I have a jewelry website :http://buyingpower.bravesites.com

      this is great work you do ,My mom use to do sandblasting on glass at home and I know how much place it takes ,not to mention time and energy, but her engravings and sandblasting work was great ,like yours ,women of today are to be saluted. If you don't mind i would like to add this link to my website ,I will put it and if you have any objections just email me and i will remove it.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great info on choosing the correct torch for soldering .

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was engaged as I had been wanting to use a torch but just never had the courage to do so.

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      kerilovesadeal 

      6 years ago

      It was fun to read your jewelry torch lens and I learned a lot. Thank you!

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      seemarahate 

      6 years ago

      good technique of creating jewelry

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thanks a great article.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      congrats on your LOTD, nice lens! :D

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      brendajoy 

      6 years ago

      This is an excellent lens. I feel like I could do this. You have prsented really well. No wonder you are LOTD. Great job!

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      najem lm 

      6 years ago

      nice lens. It makes me burn things in secured enviorment :)

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      This was an interesting lens. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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      im1337mi 

      6 years ago

      Nice stuff, thanks for sharing!!

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      KateHonebrink 

      6 years ago

      I think it's best for everyone if I leave the soldering to others more suited to the task. But I did learn so much about the ins and outs of soldering - great job writing and illustrating this article!

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like making jewelry but, have not gotten to the point of using a torches yet.Great info and tips.

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      jayceehaynes 

      6 years ago

      nice lens

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      SquidooMBA 

      6 years ago

      Great lens with something really new to me. Thanks!

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      elizabethknows lm 

      6 years ago

      good info

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      radkoaleks 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      fish-oil-expert 

      6 years ago

      Wow, never tried to make jewelry, but sounds like a lot of fun.

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      Svdharma LM 

      6 years ago

      I just found a prestolite blow torch at the swap meet for $10. Excellent jewelry torch but you must observe the rules for acetylene cylinders. Much hotter than propane with a smaller focussed flame.

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      spilledpolish 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for this! I will share it with my sister :) She just started making jewelry recently, but is focused right now on making resin pendants. If you want to see her stuff, you can find her on etsy :)

      www.etsy.com/shop/calliopekitten

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      spilledpolish 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for this! I will share it with my sister :) She just started making jewelry recently, but is focused right now on making resin pendants. If you want to see her stuff, you can find her on etsy :)

      www.etsy.com/shop/calliopekitten

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      productsandreviews 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting lens about jewelry torches. You are right when you say that soldering is an intricate part of creating jewelry.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 

      6 years ago

      I use a creme brulee torch. . .when I'm finishing Creme Brulee! This is a wonderful article-Congratulations on Lens of the Day AND Purple Star!! I'll be back!~

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      PennyHowe 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Lens of the Day award! This is a very interesting lens and I have never used a torch before. Thanks for the heads up. I would have like to see some of your jewelry being made or is that for another lens? Thanks again and have a great day!

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      hotbrain 

      6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Amazing resource for people looking to buy a jewelry torch and find out how to use it safely!

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      Cindy 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      Love your information and thoroughness about soldering and using torches. Congratulations on this article receiving lens of the day!

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      hotbrain 

      6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Amazing resource for people looking to buy a jewelry torch and find out how to use it safely!

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      hotbrain 

      6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Amazing resource for people looking to buy a jewelry torch and find out how to use it safely!

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      Cindy 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      Love your information and thoroughness about soldering and using torches. Congratulations on this article receiving lens of the day!

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      Johnwiese 

      6 years ago

      Great information.Congrats for LOTD

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      cleanyoucar 

      6 years ago

      Well deserved for the LOTD. Very informative even for a guy :D

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      tslizzy 

      6 years ago

      congrats for LOTD. Very informative

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      Marika 

      6 years ago from Cyprus

      Great explanation of torches. I have a few as well, use them in jewelry making and love them. I've even used a bigger one in making glass beads, but for that you need a huge torch (and expensive too). Blessed.

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      Barbara Walton 

      6 years ago from France

      This is just such a good, informative lens. Going to see if I can find your work.

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      seemarahate 

      6 years ago

      Great information, I like it

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      linkreggie 

      6 years ago

      great lens, thanks for sharing informative lens. I really liked it in the since that I am a jewelry designer

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      jammarti 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens! Very informative. Congrats on being LOTD!

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      pheonix76 

      6 years ago from WNY

      You have some great information here! Thanks for sharing and congrats on LotD. My sister creates jewelry, so I will be recommending this page to her. :) Cheers!

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      Clairissa 

      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Wonderful lens! Very interesting to learn about torches. Blessed!

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      Clairissa 

      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Wonderful lens! Very interesting to learn about torches. Blessed!

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      SteveKaye 

      6 years ago

      It's always useful to read about how people make things. This was very informative. Thanks.

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      arcarmi 

      6 years ago

      Cool topic!

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      Sher Ritchie 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on winning LOTD - I love your lens!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Very informative lens.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I took a class and learned to solder. You touched on everything needed. Well done!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I took a class and learned to solder. You touched on everything needed. Well done!

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      jinggaberseri 

      6 years ago

      wonderfull

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      KittySmith 

      6 years ago

      I have used all the torches you mention and another one, Mapp gas for glass beads. The Little Giant Propane/Oxygen was my favorite setup, but I will be using Butane when I get started making jewelry again. I used to do modeling/casting and make hand woven rope chain. Soldering chain was fun once I got the knack for it.

      Great lens and congrats on LotD!

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      dekorasyon 

      6 years ago

      Good tips, hope you write them to.

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      dekorasyon 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens Harriet! Good to see a JET member here ...

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      dekorasyon 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens Harriet! Good to see a JET member here ...

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      Margaret Schindel 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens, Harriet! Congratulations on being today's LotD!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD. Angel Blessed!

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      Emily Tack 

      6 years ago from USA

      I am a jeweler, and a jewelry store owner, by trade. I use propane and oxygen, with a mini-torch, and have for 14 years. I used to use acetylene, but it is very, very dirty. The propane is great. We used it for custom designs, mainly for gold, occasionally for platinum. Great Lens!

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      jewelry24seven 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens Harriet! Good to see a JET member here ... Congrats on LOTD!

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      gypsiedream 

      6 years ago

      A great article. My jewelry studio is not in a place that I could do soldering, but I have always wanted to!

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      jholland 

      6 years ago

      I always wondered how this was done at home. Thanks for sharing.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Great lens - and congrats on LotD! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      OctavioMelesio 

      6 years ago

      Great Info... thanks for sharing

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      GaelicForge 

      6 years ago

      I've been a metal worker my entire life and have done plenty of soldering in cases such as electronics and soldering/brazing metals together with acid core solder. Jewelry soldering is much more precise and a completely different animal. It takes skills not learned in my chosen profession and I must say that it has been a challenge to develop those skills. Loads of good stuff here!

      Thanks!!!

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      karateempire 

      6 years ago

      Nice info.

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      agoofyidea 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! This seems like a fun thing to master so that the jewelry looks professional.

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      Silverstar2154 

      6 years ago

      You have some great ideas here. I took some jewelry making courses in college and believe me learning how to solder was the hardest part of all.

      I have contemplated one day setting up a home studio for that but I knew the torches would be the most intimidating and expensive part (outside of purchasing the metal). However I absolutely love your suggestions for the hand torches. Those seem much less intimidating to use and would be great for someone like me. Great lens!

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      Silverstar2154 

      6 years ago

      You have some great ideas here. I took some jewelry making courses in college and believe me learning how to solder was the hardest part of all.

      I have contemplated one day setting up a home studio for that but I knew the torches would be the most intimidating and expensive part (outside of purchasing the metal). However I absolutely love your suggestions for the hand torches. Those seem much less intimidating to use and would be great for someone like me. Great lens!

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      jwcooney 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, very detailed and useful information about choosing and using torches for fine tasks like jewelry.

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      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I didn't realize how involved jewelry making was. It looks like you have quite a nice shop going. I look forward to seeing your other lenses.

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this topic with us, very informative.

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      purpleslug 

      6 years ago

      Congrats! Such great information! Thanks!

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      hessa johnson 

      6 years ago

      Excellent resource - I have been looking for a good torch. Will bookmark, for sure! Thanks.

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      Tea Pixie 

      6 years ago

      Yup - this is great info. I had my own little in-home studio for a couple of years. It was fun. I was always looking for the least toxic approaches: citric acid (a candy ingredient) makes a great pickling solution, while boric acid makes a great flux. To create a fire-safe base I had a glass covered bench table that I lay a very large floor tile over and then build up from there. Perhaps the greatest challenge is the ventilation - it can get cold just leaving a door open!

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      Gayle Dowell 

      6 years ago from Kansas

      Congrats on lens of the day. I love my micro-torch and use it all the time. I'm amazed at all that it can do. I've got a bigger oxy-acetylene set up out in my husbands shop. I'm waiting for him to teach me how to operate it.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      How interesting this is -- congratulations on the well deserved Lotd! :>)

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      Robin S 

      6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations, this amazing lens has been chosen as LOTD today! You can read all about it here: http://hq.squidoo.com/lotd/jewelry-torches/

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      Fushi LM 

      6 years ago

      I have never used jewelry torches and have never heard of this wonderful things before I came across your lens. But i was impressed by the way you present the boring technical stuff in an artistic way.

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      Fcuk Hub 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, but perhaps making jewelry is not for me. Congrats on LOTD.

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      miaponzo 

      6 years ago

      It is a dream of mine to create my own jewelry... this kind of put me in the know more! :) Blessed!

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      dann7trdro lm 

      6 years ago

      nice lense and beautifully created

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      Lynda Makara 

      6 years ago from California

      A very informative lens. Good job!

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      Dimplefree 

      6 years ago

      Good lens, I recently got a torch, it's so useful.

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      thememorybooksh1 

      6 years ago

      Nice Lens and congrats on getting lens of the day!

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