Online Class

Micro Torch Basics


Let Kate Richbourg introduce you to what she calls "the best gateway drug for serious jewelry making" with this FREE Craftsy mini-class!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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. Get fired up!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!
Welcome to your free Craftsy class.
2. Introduction
3. Know Your Torch
4. Safety & Set-Up
5. No-Fail Stack Rings
6. Perfect Band Ring

Taught by

Kate Richbourg
Kate Richbourg
Kate Richbourg is the popular instructor of three Craftsy classes. She has led jewelry-making workshops around the world for twenty years, and her designs have appeared in numerous publications, including Bead & Button, Art Jewelry and Beadwork. Kate is the author of Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making, as well as the Design Team Lead at Gaston Collective.
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