A few years ago, I started working with fine silver wire, using a fusing process that does not require the use of solders. 12 or 14 gauge wire is coiled, cut, and fused into rings, then hammered for texture. The finished rings or compositions are tumbled to add strength. Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver, and tends to discolor less than sterling silver.
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