Silver is the most common of the precious metals. It’s used in jewelry, electronics, medical supplies, and a number of industrial uses. Until the end of the nineteenth century, silver was also a major medium of currency throughout the world. As a result, silver is abundant in our world. As an abundant precious metal, people today like to work with it for a number of reasons. However, while silver is attractive and is a good metal for beginners to start with, melting any metal is a relatively complicated thing to do if you have no experience. Fortunately, Angelos is an expert with years of experience and knowledge and has all the supplies he needs to melt and cast silver in his jewelry studio.
Sneak peak – Melting and casting silver
If you ever had the time to watch the background video we’ve put in Angel K. Jewelry’s homepage, then you have an idea of how Angelos creates his jewels. But if you ever wanted to know how his melting and casting the silver, we took a few pictures in his smelting workshop the other day.
The problem with pouring the molten silver into the mold
The thing with pouring the molten silver into the mold is that you have to be very, very, very careful. Angelos tried to molt the silver into the mold two times before he got it. We asked him what it’s like and here’s what he told us:
Once you’ve removed the crucible from the furnace, and sat it next to your mold, you should quickly pour the molten silver into the mold. You need to do this quickly while the silver is still liquid. Don’t move too quickly, as you don’t want to spill the silver or hurt yourself. If the silver does begin to firm up into solid state, just put it back into the furnace to heat it back up.
Don’t try this at home!
We took a few videos and pictures and we’re going to publish them in our social media pages in a few days, so stay tunned for more to come!
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