Join jewelry educator Kate Richbourg and discover the answers to your metalsmithing questions and challenges! Start with an exploration of metals, and learn how to choose the best materials for your projects. Then, wield jewelry hammers with finesse as you discover a variety of ways to add unique texture to metal. Next, add curved shapes to your repertoire as you find out how to use a dapping block to take your work from flat to fully dimensional. And, add foolproof cutting and refining techniques to your skill set, for a professional-quality finish that will last for years. Finally, find out the secret to achieving rainbows of stunning patinas on your designs with organic compounds, flame and even inks! Master metalsmithing for beginners, and embark on your future designs with confidence.
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!
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.