Vesuvianite 8mm round
As its name suggests, this gemstone was discovered near Mount Vesuvius in Italy, found in and around the lava flows there. This clear green stone, also called idocrase.
This has been a life saver. Simple, easy, straightforward, you can’t go wrong with this.
Tried it with a large pendant that needed all the heat I could give it with my butane torch. This axis system is perfect. Also used the hold down arm which would have been a difficult solder any other way. Super sturdy, collapsible, brilliant.
I love the fact that it is a raised system that turns. Make soldering easier. I make statement pieces, so having the height is great for heating up the back plate. Being able to turn the piece while soldering is a added benefit. Great Tool!
Basket soldering templates
Have not been able to open container yet
Will let you know when I find something that will open the container