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Want to learn how to solder your jewelry? Sample several soldering techniques in this 3 hour workshop by Joe Silvera, the author of Soldering Made Simple: Easy Techniques for Kitchen Table Jewelers and Soldering Beyond the Basics.
You'll learn how to make soldered connections using simplified, professional techniques, an easy to use butane torch and a simple home setup. This class will cover soldering tools, materials, fueling and lighting your torch, and more as students solder sterling stack rings with bezel stone settings.
This is a perfect introduction to an important technique for making jewelry. All demonstrations are magnified live on a flat screen tv so everyone can see the amazing transformation of metal as it flows into joins.
No previous experience required. Open to students of any level.
Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:
• Making a ring
• Light forging
• Setting stones in bezels
All materials to make the projects. Each student has a jewelry bench to use during class and tools to use to practice techniques shown.
Please review our COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students.
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Open to students of any level - no prerequisties required. Beginners welcome!
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA