Last week I made a palladium wedding band and decided to take a few photos while I was soldering so I could share the process with you....
Palladium solder beads are placed in the joints.
Beginning to heat up the joints...
Metal is up to correct temperature and solder flows! Approximately 2300° F
That is HOT metal!
Palladium requires very high temperatures and the metal glows brilliant orange. As a result you must wear rated No. 5 or darker welding lenses for eye protection. (Making jewelry is not as glamorous as wearing it!)
All polished and pretty! Fin.
♥♥♥Congratulations to Jocelyn and Curtis!♥♥♥