Enter paste solder. I was thrilled to find that flux was included in the paste. (ALthough I still use spray flux when I can.) Solder paste can require more clean-up, and it produces fumes (so religiously wear a mask and use proper ventilation. It is not quite the same color - it is a bit more yellow - as traditional solder after connecting pieces, and yes, it is more expensive. BUT, it is easier for me to use. It doesn't jump around like chips can, and paste solders are available for different metals, not just silver. Because it is easier for me to use with my age-related limitations, I believe it may be easier for beginners and weekend jewelry makers to achieve professional results. Of course, traditional soldering methods should be learned as the jewelry-making journey progresses.
Labeling the plungers of my solder syringes with paint for gold filled and for base metal solders, and words for solder strengths for silver, makes it easier to pick the correct one at a glance for the job I am doing. Just because my hands are no longer as steady as they used to be, and I can't do things in the traditional manner, does not mean I can't still make beautiful jewelry.