Kate Richbourg
Craftsy Instructor

San Mateo, CA

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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.

Kate's Craftsy Classes

Micro Torch Basics

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.

 

Free!

Metalsmithing at Home

Solidify your jewelry making skills by learning to solder copper, brass and silver into industrial chic adornments in Metalsmithing at Home. You'll instantly take a shine to Kate Richbourg's edgy style and warm instruction as she guides you through the detailed properties of jewelry making metals, soldering safety and four unique metalsmithing projects. Whether you want to create curvy copper earrings or chunky silver stack rings, you'll walk away knowing how to manipulate your metals with heat, a wide variety of tools and fun finishing techniques. Fire up your micro torch today and enroll in Metalsmithing at Home!

 

$19.99 $39.99

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