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Micro Torch Basics

with Kate Richbourg
Let Kate Richbourg introduce you to what she calls "the best gateway drug for serious jewelry making" with this FREE Craftsy mini-class!

Butane micro torches are a compact and efficient heat source for soldering, firing precious metal clay, finishing enamelwork and other projects. They're inexpensive, safe and easy to use. In this five-lesson class, best-selling author and teacher Kate Richbourg shows you how to fill, light and adjust your torch and use it to shape, secure and finish metal jewelry. You'll learn how to size rings perfectly and how to choose the right materials. Then Kate shows you her signature stack ring set and a perfect band ring made from half-round silver wire.


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Lesson 1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!

  • Welcome to your free Craftsy class.


Lesson 2. Introduction


Lesson 3. Know Your Torch


Lesson 4. Safety & Set-Up


Lesson 5. No-Fail Stack Rings


Lesson 6. Perfect Band Ring

"Thank you Kate. I have been super reluctant to do anything that involved torches and making rings. This class gave me the confidence to forge ahead (...) I love the way you talk directly to me as you go through the steps. I am pleased that you define the terms that you use. You have taken the hesitation out of my jewelry journey. My husband has asked me hundreds of times to make him a ring. I think that I could do that now."
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