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Simply put, Kate Richbourg loves jewelry: to teach it, to make it, to wear it. A teacher and designer since 1992, she appears at national shows, bead societies and bead shops, and has been published in a variety of jewelry magazines including "Bead & Button, Art Jewelry", and "Beadwork". Kate's first book, "Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making", is forthcoming from Interweave Press. View profile »
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with Kate Richbourg
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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Kate goes over a suggested set of tools in this class, including a butane-fired micro torch, wire cutters, ring mandrel and bench block; chasing, texture and riveting hammers; tweezers, soldering block and plastic or rawhide mallets. She also shows you how to substitute household items for many specialty tools.