Dating back to the Egyptians and the Etruscans, this technique involves placing tiny spheres of gold or silver on a base sheet and fusing (which is really a technical way of saying melting) them together. The method I prefer uses sterling silver and/or 18K gold. The copper in each of these alloys melts first and joins spheres to sheet in a diffusion bonding process. I often use wire in this same technique. It looks like filigree, but differs in that there is no solder joining it to the base sheet.
Watch Victoria do this technique on HGTV's show, That's Clever
Learn Victoria's method for sterling and 18k granulation with this online class
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