Gain a toolkit of essential soldering techniques as you create everything from layered pendants to striking bezel settings!
Heat up your handmade jewelry with essential soldering skills! Instructor Gwen Youngblood walks you through the soldering process, starting with how to set up a safe, effective workstation. Then, conquer the torch with Gwen's expert tips and tricks. You'll find out how to hold your torch, control heat levels and use the sweet spot of the flame in a number of fun exercises, including granulation and balling wire. Next, learn how to sweat-solder multiple metals and embellishments to create lovely, layered pieces. Then, dive into a range of bezel fabrication techniques to create the perfect showcase for a cabochon. You'll learn to size and shape your wire, solder a perfectly flush backplate and set your stone securely. Finally, master soldering delicate wire to craft elegant, filigree-inspired creations!
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