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Old 2010-04-06, 10:35am
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I shape the bead first. Then, keeping the silver out of the flame, find the same sweet spot you do for stringer and get the tip of the silver hot enough to stick to the bead. Then I turn the bead, wrapping the silver around it. A few flashes in the flames to heat it on.... if you leave the bead in the flame too long, the silver puddles up. It's tricky. Expect to use lots of "ppp" til you are comfortable with it.

I don't marver after adding silver. The silver is mostly a surface decoration, although I have encased with clear as well. Depends on what look you're going for.

Others will hop in with great advice....

Sue Walsh
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