We all love working in sterling silver, don’t we? The bright, white silver finish, the classy look, the ease of soldering and the option of oxdizing. But the price can be a reality check! The higher, volatile price of Sterling Silver has caused many customers and myself to seek out alternatives. Here I will outline SEVEN!
1 – Non Tarnish Silver Plate
This is a wonderful pick for pieces that will get light-to-medium wear such as earrings or necklaces. It is non tarnishing and easy to work with due to the copper base. It has a slightly warm tone, so is not a perfect match, but is one of the least expensive options.
2 – Half Hard Fine Silver with a Copper Core
This Fine Silver Wire is a great substitute for sterling silver wire. Why? It has a thicker silver plating, several times thicker than “German Style” wire or any…
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