Formulated by Victoria Landsford, author of the Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: Russian Filigree DVD, this powdered solder begins with a traditional recipe, then is given a touch of flux to better serve the modern metalsmith. The exceptionally fine texture of this powdered solder allows you to use much less to accomplish the same job—it’s especially ideal for Russian filigree and other fine precision work.
Powdered solder is suitable for filigree with sterling frames and fine silver filler wire, 18-karat gold frames and fine silver filler wire, and Argentium® Silver frames and filler wire. The solder flows like an easy solder but, because much of the zinc burns off once it has flowed, in subsequent rounds of soldering it behaves like a medium solder. This feature allows the same solder to be used in multiple rounds of soldering on very fine wire with no risk of collapse in previously soldered areas.
To use, tip a small amount into the lid or a small cup and mix in a few drops of distilled water until the desired consistency is achieved.
Sold individually; each jar contains 3/4 ozt. of powdered solder.
• Solder with confidence; all solder sold by Rio Grande has been cadmium-free since the late sixties, when the health risks of this element became known.