Silver Soldering by Andrew Berry – Jewellery Repair Bench Tips Techniques Part 1

In a New Series, Andrew Berry, a professional jeweller for over 20 years, demonstrates the basic principles of Jewellery Repair and Jewellery Manufacture. This is the first part of the Techniques Explained Series which shows the principles of silver soldering.
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22 Responses to Silver Soldering by Andrew Berry – Jewellery Repair Bench Tips Techniques Part 1

  1. TaintedMiko says:

    This was extremely interesting, thank you for sharing. I look forward to your other videos.

  2. crumpitt says:

    Nice video! I so appreciate you taking the time to put videos like this out there for newbie smiths (or wanna be smiths!) like me! I’m dying to get into jewelry making and working with metal. I’ll definitely check out your website and will probably watch all the vids in the next few days thanks so much! and wish me luck! XD

  3. lucycescon says:

    this is an excellent video.Thank you! I wish you’d make more around the problems of soldering complex pieces.
    Lucy

  4. boobogart13 says:

    I want to make lockets. Slightly weighted and very detailed.

    what would you say I need for work like this?
    I know possibly dapping will be use. Really interested.

  5. 1949OceanParkway says:

    It seems borax is commonly used in the UK. I was unfamiliar with this as a flux. I suspect it’s better for you physically, and the environment in general, than hydrochloric acid, and some of the other fluxes. Is this correct?
    Also, wondering what kind of pickle you use. I think I saw somewhere that you said you use a “safe” pickle.
    What wonderfully educational videos. Thanks.

  6. 1949OceanParkway says:

    It seems borax is commonly used in the UK. I was unfamiliar with it. I suspect it’s better for you physically, and the environment in general, than hydrochloric acid, and some of the other fluxes. Is this correct?
    Also, wondering what kind of pickle you use. I think I saw somewhere that you said you use a “safe” pickle. THanks.

  7. VCArtisanOriginals says:

    Hi! I am so grateful for your videos. I found a link to them in a copper wire jeweler group’s website that I joined and I’ve since recommended you to my friends. I’ve never gone beyond making ball headpins but I plan to try soldering jump rings very soon. I’m excited!

  8. AndrewBerryJewellery says:

    @skattio1 make it easy on yourself and use some easy silver solder and some borax for flux.

    Glad you liked the tutorials.

    Why not visit AtTheBench . com

  9. skattio1 says:

    hi, great video Andrew, if you were soldering, say a silver coin to a cufflink back then what type of solder would you use??

  10. AndrewBerryJewellery says:

    @Knorrette Thanks for leaving a message regarding my soldering video on YouTube.

    If you want to watch more of my films then why not visit AtTheBench . com where there are over 100 films available to watch.

    Once again, thanks

    Andrew Berry

  11. Knorrette says:

    Thank you – that was far easier to follow than the books I bought. 🙂

  12. yoopermary says:

    Priceless information. Thanks. I don’t have three types of solder for making dollhouse items but here’s what I do for items that may involve a dozen joints; I brush toothpaste over the completed joints and go merrily on my way to the next one. The toothpaste somehow insulates the first joints. However, so far I’ve only soldered copper and brass and used a butane torch.

  13. BBBaxter5 says:

    Thank you sooo much for the tutorials, it’s hard to find good instructions on soldering. I am making my first earrings with posts and messed up, I could not find the answers why it didn’t work..well because of you now I know. Again thanx soo much

  14. menukiman says:

    Andrew, Don’t you use a firecoat? I dip everything in a boric acid/alcohol solution before heating it. I use premixed flux (Batterns) at the solder joint. I prefer a hoke torch but will use a minitorch from time to time. I notice that you do alot of things exactly the way I learned them though.

  15. TheMissWee says:

    what is the surface that you are soldering on? Do you recommened a charcol block? I really enjoy all your clips, i have been watching them over and over, they are really informative and clear. Thank you.

  16. Castalis011 says:

    I wish I was you! I love making jewelry but I have never tried soldering. How did you get started?

  17. Janetofalltrades says:

    I have been teaching jewelry classes for many years and making jewelry for over 30 years. You are saying exactly what I teach my students, with the exception that here in the states we purchase the flux mixed in a jar. Fantastic instruction.

  18. scotaland says:

    Really clear and easy to understand video. Very helpful.

  19. AndrewBerryJewellery says:

    No, there is no need. Just use a fine paint brush to brush the borax paste on the joint to be soldered.

  20. iL0veMy says:

    hi with the borax when its mixed into a paste with the water do you dip the solderd item into it?

    good videos

  21. AndrewBerryJewellery says:

    Will upload one, in a day or so. Not much to say on it though as the preperation is the same. Subscribe to my videos to be notified when the new vids are uploaded.

  22. supafrisk says:

    Great videos and very informative, are you doing a demonstration on how to use the paste variety of solder as well?

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