Soldering a Jump Ring & Silver Chain to an End Cap by Terri McCarthy

Terri McCarthy, local artist, instructor and metalsmith from Grafton, WI visited Cool Tools to show us an easy way to finish your next project. In this video Terri solders jump rings and solders chain to an end cap. All pieces are sterling silver.

The tools and supplies used in this video are listed below.

 

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