To solder silver, clean the metal, apply the flux, heat the solder, and finally cool the piece in water. The soldering process is simple, but it does require certain safety precautions.Continue Reading
Because you are working with a torch, a safe work area in a well-ventilated room is important. Place a large ceramic tile on the table with a fire brick on top. Turn on an overhead lamp. Keep all of your tools at hand: solder, flux, a pickle pot, copper tongs, a cup of water and a small paintbrush.
Place the silver into the pickle pot for a few minutes to remove any grease or oils that may have accumulated. Remove the metal with copper tongs, and set it on the fire brick.
With the small paintbrush, apply the flux to the area that is getting soldered.
Place a small piece of solder onto the area that is getting joined.
Turn on the torch. Keep the flame above the silver and the solder. Do not apply the flame directly to solder. Let the heat from the torch melt the solder into the joint. As soon as the solder runs, turn off the torch.
With the copper tongs, pick up the silver piece, and place it in the cup of water.