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Micro Torch Basics taught by Kate Richbourg

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Ring
Style Romantic, Classic
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Who is this project for? Women

Masselyn on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Getting the hang of working with a torch - it was really something I was nervous about but the more I work the more comfortable I get with it. I love trying new things, running with an idea and coming up with something really nice in the end.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go with your feeling - I have projects I start that are nightmarish. Something goes wrong, I cut or solder wrong, and I just learn to step back and either try something new or come back later. I guess part of that is also patience, don't rush and it will all come together.

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Masselyn, your beautiful ring here makes me want to try my hand at this asap! Is this expensive to get into?

09/26/2013 Flag

Very talented.

10/04/2013 Flag

Is beautiful

12/19/2013 Flag

how did you add the settings onto the ring? did you buy or make the bezel, and then solder it on? these are gorgeous

12/30/2013 Flag

So very sorry for being absent for so long. I do hand create my bezels, though you can buy pre-made ones. I usually start from scratch with sterling silver sheet (measuring, cutting, filing, etc). Then once the bezel is complete, I solder it to the band (either sitting it on top of the band, or connecting the band at the sides). Thanks for the kind words, I have been trying all sorts of new things and expanding my collection - it's working out real well! :)

02/17/2014 Flag

That's a lovely bezel!

04/21/2014 Flag

Thanks so much, Kate. That is lovely coming from an talented artist like you. Your videos started me on an adventure - now jewelry rules my studio and I love it.

06/05/2014 Flag