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Discover some easy ways to recycle your non-coated metal scrap. Don't worry if you don't already have a stash of scrap - we provide you with some to practice with during class.
This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class. Please check this page for times and formats available.
Learn how to melt, forge, and solder the metal and exactly what materials can be used. Use a friendly hand held butane torch to melt your metal and solder it, and design some lovely, simple and sweet organic jewelry components.
• Casting small simple ingots
• Forging ingots into usable shapes for jewelry
• Soldering cast components together
• Fusing sterling silver scrap to make gorgeous new pieces of jewelry
A kit of materials is included with this class.
Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class.
Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below). Feel free to contact us with any questions.
A full color handout is included with the class.
Create your own workbook with the beautiful handout that is downloadable for this workshop. Handouts include instructions for techniques and projects, reference charts and lots of information to support your learning.
Recordings of class.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.
Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)
A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
Torch (A large flame butane torch, like a Blazer Big Shot, or similar)
Titanium or tungsten solder pick
Hammer for forging (a 8 oz or heavier hammer recommended. A household ball peen or similar would be fine)
Chasing hammer or similar for hitting stamps
Charcoal block, hard
Flush cutting pliers
Half round 6-8" file, Swiss cut #2
Set of needle files, Swiss cut #2
Steel block (2x2" or larger)
Third hand with crosslocking tweezers
Your preferred flux for soldering precious metals
Pliers: flat, round and chain nose
Liver of Sulphur or similar silver blackener
Liquid dish soap, like Dawn Blue
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Students should have basic soldering skills, like successful completeion of any Basic Jewelry course at SJS or Intro to Soldering.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA