Tricks of the Trade

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Working with Argentium® Sterling Silver is not so very different from working with traditional sterling silver. It is important, though, to know about the differences.

Do you have limited bench space? Do you find your tools and supplies constantly invading your work area? Stop the madness and try some strap-ons!

Use cable ties to strap-on containers, such as jars or medicine bottles, to lamps with extension arms and posts throughout the shop, filling them with pens, pencils, rulers, Q-tips, etc. This offers quick access to the items you use most often.

Granulation On Enamel Joanne Conant

Here’s a quick way to make granulation beads in various sizes is to use different gauges of fine silver wire.

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