What to do with your Scrap Sterling Silver? This amazing jewelry artist has the answer! // Super! #must read http://pickleandflux.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/using-up-scrap-sterling-silver.html #jewelrymaking
Using a potato as a heat sink - protect stones from heat. Instead of frying your gemstones, try frying a potato. A cool and biodegradable heat sink for your bling. Place the stone upside down into the cut potato for soldering. See site for details.