Posted 10 years ago
This Kiddush cup was made from very thin material. I reshaped the torn area which extended 3/4 of the way around the stem. I then brought together both sides of the split and pulse arc welded (read about the tewchnique here: http://www.hermansilver.com/pulse-arc-welding.htm) them together. All voids were filled by welding with sterling wire for a perfect color match. I straightened the stem and leveled the bottom and top rims. I then removed the dried polish and performed a very light hand polishing.