I have been working in Sterling Silver for years, creating jewelry and miniature sculptures, when I discovered the stained glass  method for jewelry making (and other things), which uses copper foil and lead-free solder. The latter method calls for a soldering iron instead of an open flame, thereby making it possible to incorporate nearly any material, due to low heat: a jeweler's torch reaches temperatures of about 4500 F, while a soldering gun reaches about 1000 F. I'm all for more possibilities. 


 

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