copper bead soldered with copper paste solder and copper wire solder
I found some of the copper metal paste solder at Lowes and tried it. The solder has a very low melting temp---about 450 degrees which makes it hard to work with since it easily catches on fire and also will unmelt when you use a higher melting temp solder such as the copper wire solder that I have been using. Nevertheless with many attempts I was able to create this bead pictured above. I also made a couple more but am not sure I will use much more of that low temp paste,. Turns out you could use charcoal grill lighter as a heat source and it would melt. Maybe that is the way to go with it after using a higher temp solder for some of your other attachments. It does seem to make a good strong bond, as the package claims it will do.
Another metal bead soldered using the copper metal paste and copper wire solder
This is the product I purchased from Lowe's and used with the copper solder wire. Again, it has such a low melting temp that it can catch on fire with your torch so you need to be very careful. Not recommended.
My next attempt will be with regular solder sold in hardware stores. My husband had an old kit lying around so I am going to try it and meanwhile will send away to Rio for some copper solder wire. I will let you know how I do. Hopefully I can still get the bronze age look.
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