I love using fine silver. If you have my book ‘Fuse It’, you will find some tricks and tips in there. The silver can react with some glass. After all some glass colors are coming from different metal additives. Enclosing silver between layers of black, crystal clear and transparent blues and greens seem to work very well. Opalescent glass, reds, yellows and oranges seem to react. If I’m using any of those colors for a base, I cover the silver with a piece of dichroic on black.
Where ever the silver touches the shelf I place a small piece of fiber paper (1/16" thick) under the silver and make sure that you don’t place the other glass to close to the silver
Don’t give up the fine silver – it makes the piece a real jewel.