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Snakebite69 2017-10-06 1:08pm

Melting a piece of silver.
 
Hi I went to a bead class and the teacher was telling us something about taking a piece of silver putting it near the torch and it melts on to the bead that is in front of the silver ???? Ant info on this??

Eileen 2017-10-06 1:54pm

Here is one post about it:
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...ht=silver+wire

On that one, she is keeping the silver wire intact pretty much. If you keep heating it, it will separate into tiny balls of silver.

Three Muses Glass 2017-10-06 6:29pm

Or it could mean fuming. You'd put a small piece of silver (or a couple sheets of silver foil) on a piece of boro (usually) and put that in the flame while holding the thing to be fumed farther out in the flame. But it doesn't melt onto the bead/thing...it deposits the silver fume on to it.

ps- you need excellent ventilation for this process.

Eileen 2017-10-06 6:55pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Three Muses Glass (Post 4957688)
Or it could mean fuming. You'd put a small piece of silver (or a couple sheets of silver foil) on a piece of boro (usually) and put that in the flame while holding the thing to be fumed farther out in the flame. But it doesn't melt onto the bead/thing...it deposits the silver fume on to it.

ps- you need excellent ventilation for this process.

That sounds more like the description, good catch!

Croft Eeusk 2017-10-06 7:38pm

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These were beads made by melting silver wire onto the bead as they were made. Dots are a result of hotter melt.


Attachment 165779

Welcome to the addiction ;)

dj

Three Muses Glass 2017-10-06 8:01pm

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Originally Posted by Eileen (Post 4957692)
That sounds more like the description, good catch!

I'm not sure, could be one or the other. 'Melts onto the bead' could mean one thing but 'in front of the silver' could mean another thing.

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