This jewelry tutorial through a comprehensive guide and easy to follow steps shows you:
- - Making disks
- - Soldering techniques
- - Joining locator pins
- - Making locking mechanisn
- This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
- - Metal : silver or gold or other
- - Round gemstone
This button bayonet clasp is very secure, yet it remains easy to operate for the wearer. It has a flat and smooth surface, so as to not hook on clothing. The shape of this catch is complimentary to pearls, round beaded necklaces or any necklace / bracelet with round metal disk shapes. It is also recommended to be used for heave chunky necklaces.
This jewelry tutorial is suited for beginner to intermediate level with some general knowledge of metalsmithing techniques and the basic bench tool set-up.
The Animation GIF Image illustrates the solder preparation on a flat surface ring before soldering takes place onto a plate.
For a longer clip of this soldering technique watch the Jewelry Tutorial Making a Coin Ring Video on our YouTube Jewelry Making Channel.
Placing pieces of solder and with a circular motion heating up the metal until the solder just melts.