Pumice Is Our Friend

By on March 23, 2016
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tip for March 23rd 2016

Pumice is our Friend

by Kim St. Jean

Today we have a couple of quick tips from Kim about using Pumice when soldering.

Kim Says:

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Use a pumice pan when annealing rather than a solder board or ceramic block. The pumice does not retain heat as long as a either of those, thereby becoming less of a fire hazard.

Pumice can also be used for a third hand in many instances. The ability to infinitely position your pieces in the pumice allows for precise placement and alignment. An added bonus, it does not become a heat sink as a traditional third hand can.

7 Annealing Pan with Pumice

7 Annealing Pan with Pumice

Our 7 inch soldering pans rotate 360 degrees with easy access. The heat reflecting pumice is perfect for supporting your project in any position – flat or embedded. Each pan includes pumice.

PUMICE- 2.0 LB BAG||SOL-522.00


Great for use with annealing pans when soldering. Heat reflecting for uniform heat – 2lb bag.

Additional tools you might need:

Butane Gas Jewelers Torch

Butane Gas Jewelers Torch

Butane Gas Jewelers Torch – New Micro torch-Great for soldering, welding or use with pmc clay or art clay.

Single Third Hand with Tweezer

Single Third Hand with Tweezer

Single third hand features 6-1/2″ pointed tweezers mounted on a weighted base to hold items stable and secure in any position while soldering. This item enables you to have both hands free while working on a multitude of projects.

Basic Soldering Kit

Basic Soldering Kit

Starting an at-home soldering workbench can be confusing! That’s why we have gathered all of the basic soldering tools into one place in this one-of-a-kind kit. With the Basic Kit you will have everything you need to start soldering.

This Basic Kit Includes:

  • Butane Torch Head
  • 6×6 Solderite Soldering Board
  • Soldering Pick
  • Curved Copper Tongs
  • Stainless Steel Cross Lock Tweezers
  • Aqua Flux

I hope these quick tips helps get you on the road to easier soldering!

Happy Wrapping!

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One Comment

  1. avatar

    Sandra Robbins

    March 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I love Kim – she is smart – talented – and knowledgeable. I also love her DVD’s. She is an excellent teacher. Thanks for all your tips and tricks Kim.