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2016-01-12 04:54:09 Post No. 928905
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Hey guys. I have run into a bump in my attempt to make a pendant. I am basically just trying to solder together the silver wires shown in this pic using a oxy/propane jewelers torch. It is a very delicate process and I am not able to use the torch next to the gemstone (labradorite). My plan was to use clay/paste that I could mold into the shape of the gemstone, set up the wires on the clay/paste replica where they need to be, and then solder the joints using silver solder. I bought some high temp firing clay and tested my torch on it. The clay started shooting dried up chips into the air and could not hold its shape due to thermal shock.
I need something that is
1 - moldable
2 - can resist at least 1500 degrees
3 - does not catch fire/melt/explode
anyone know of any material that could do that?