Melting silver to repair jewellery
Iam a disabled pensioner living in Australia. I have a few pieces of silver jewellery where links have opened, and require "soldering".
A jeweller has quoted me $40 each repair.
I have a 3 inch square of silver sheet left over from a jewellery course I took years ago, and want my husband to melt it on the links for me.
He has tried a hand held soldering iron and also a blow torch, neither worked. Please can someone advise us what else to try ? They are only minor melts required, but we cant make the silver molten in our garage.