Who is this project for? Other What advice would you give someone starting this project? First attempt at "real" soldering (I've done jump rings before) and I found the most important thing is to get the ends absolutely flush. In using the 12ga wire instead of 14ga I found the flush cutters distorted the cut a little bit so there was some filing to do to get the ends flush. So the next time I do this (tomorrow I think) I'll use my jeweler's saw for the cuts. Problem solved, I hope! Also, I didn't try to get all the fire scale off because I love the patina it gives to the rings.