Besides heart and soul, the basic supplies of a silversmith studio include a torch, grinder/polisher, drill and lots of hammers, pliers, and tweezers. Oh, and most importantly a bluetooth speaker for the music.
Flux and solder are both used for sterling silver, but fine silver simply fuses together. Sterling silver is great for earrings, creating style without a lot of weight. Fine silver makes wonderful pendants, with a heavier quality. Both are equally fun to work with to create one-of-a-kind jewelry art.
By incorporating other materials, such as Swarovski crystals or stones, designing is only limited by the imagination.2