Micro Torch Basics »
InstructionsAn awesome introduction to torching!!! I am a die-hard wire worker, bit I am definitely looking to combine my newly learned techniques with my wire work!!
Check out my great torching surface I found in my garage
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Mod, Traditional, Casual, Romantic
Sterling Silver pattern wire
What was your inspiration?
I bought a great little micro torch ages ago - played with it a bit with less than successful results, and put it away. I ran across Kate's free class moseying around Craftsy, and took a bash. I was so tickled to learn it's not near as hard or complicated as I thought it would be. I can't wait to get more time to practice, and have also gotten her next course Metalsmithing at Home. Now just need a 36 hour day :))
What are you most proud of?
I did do a couple of the stacking rings successfully, and jumped right into using the pattern wire. The ring turned out great!! I have to honest though, the fact the pattern seam is almost perfect was an accident - a really happy one, but I didn't plan it ;p
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to try torching. You can add some really great design possibilities, skills and techniques to your repertoire without burning down the house :))