"Introduction to Soldering"Tuesday May 16, 2023 10:00am - 3:00pm
Knowing how to solder can dramatically expand your jewelry making skills, but many people are a little leery of using a torch. Julie will give you the choice of making a pair of earrings or the Foxie ring. You will learn how to join sterling silver pieces by soldering the metals together. We will discuss the different types of solder, how to select which solder to use, safety issues to consider, how to set up your workspace, tools needed when using a torch and other related issues.
"Introduction to Soldering"
Instructor: Julie Boudreaux
Date: Tuesday May 16, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Skill Level: All Levels
Age Limit: 14 and Over
Maximum Class Size: 4
Class Fee: $ 90.00
Kit Fee: No additional cost.... Included in Class fee
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:
Julie began creating jewelry over fifteen years ago. She is talented, creative and qualified to teach just about anything: all types of metal and silversmithing, Precious Metal Clay (PMC), wire works, sheet metals, wire wrapping, fused glass, lampwork glass, wire and beading techniques. She has studied at the prestigious William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, at Rio Grande, and she is a certified PMC artisan. Her work can be seen at Gallery 782 in Biloxi, MS
Soldering is a technique used in making and repairing jewelry where two pieces of metal (in this class sterling silver) are joined using heat and by adding a lower melting metal called solder. The solder is used to bond the two pieces of metal together. Solder comes in hard, medium, easy and extra easy and it can be purchased in the form of chips, paste, and wire.
You will choose your own design for your earrings or you may choose to make the Foxie ring and Julie will teach you when to use hard, medium, easy and extra easy solder and in each step what works best chips, paste or wire solder. There are several fun soldering steps in this project. The information in this class will be invaluable for advancing your jewelry making skills and you will learn how much fun using a torch can be.
You will Learn:
Expand your jewelry making skills, how much fun using a torch can be, soldering sterling silver, (and other metals copper and brass) together, learn different types of solder (hard, medium, easy, extra easy) how to select solder to use (chips, wire, paste), safety issues, setting up your workspace, tools needed, using a torch, annealing metal, quenching, pickling, cutting, texturing, forming, shaping, cleaning, finishing techniques, what gauge metal works best for the earrings, Learn how to make decorative ear-wire. This class is so informative when it is over you will be able to use the knowledge to solder rings, pendants, bracelets and many more earrings.
Expand jewelry making skills, fun using a torch, soldering sterling silver, (and other metals copper and brass), different types of solder (hard, medium, easy, extra easy) selecting solder to use (chips, wire, paste), safety issues and tips, setting up workspace, tools needed, torch soldering, annealing metal, quenching, pickling, cutting, texturing, forming, shaping, cleaning, finishing techniques, what gauge metal works best for the earrings, and make decorative ear-wire.
None...Students will use Studio tools.
What to Wear:
You will be using a torch so please wear closed toe shoes and old clothes. Apron, latex gloves, safety glasses and mask will be provided if needed.
Kit To Include:
Everything need to complete this project
SAS by Design Studio
6170 Larkwood Ln
Long Beach, MS 39560
One seat per person per class. Space is limited so please do not bring any guests or children with you to class.
Classes will start on time.
No refunds are provided if you cannot attend your scheduled class. You may send someone in your place if you let us know to expect them. We reserve the right to cancel a class at anytime. If that happens, for any reason, you will receive a full refund. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class or give a full refund.