Butane fuel, triple refi ned at least, one 1" 22 gauge round silver disk, fine silver bezel wire (width depends on height of cab bead), one ½"- ¾" round lampwork cab bead, one 18 gauge silver split jump ring, 6.5mm, hard, medium, and soft round solder wire, charcoal soldering block, and flux.
SOLDERING: Micro torch that uses butane fuel, soldering pick, and tweezers.
HAND: Flat nose pliers, steel bench block, steel design stamp
such as a swirl, brass hammer, and chasing hammer.
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2010.