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Metalsmith Essentials How to Solder Jewelry Volume 2 DVD

Metalsmith Essentials How to Solder Jewelry Volume 2 DVD

Take your soldering to the next level!

The highly anticipated sequel is here with advanced soldering how-tos!

Boost your jewelry-making skills with a comprehensive lesson in advanced soldering techniques. Join artist and experienced metalsmith Lexi Erickson in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to take your soldering to the next level.

Expand your soldering repertoire with how-tos for multi-layer soldering, creating fused rolled edges, soldering on reticulation, soldering brass to copper, and more!

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Create stunning finished metal jewelry with expert tips for soldering on bails.
Take your pieces to the next level with interesting rolled edges.
Discover how to create a soldering bun to heat your pieces from all angles.
Make the perfect bead with tricks to soldering metal halves together.
Add intrigue to your designs with how-tos for embellishing with soldered balls.
Advance your skills by incorporating reticulated metal into your soldered pieces.
And more!

Watch 127 minutes of exciting soldering secrets on your own time. This ultimate soldering resource allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal jewelry-making class you can watch again and again!

Metalsmith Essentials How to Solder Jewelry Volume 2 DVD

Metalsmith Essentials Artisan Bails: Handmade Findings to Enhance Handmade Pendants

Metalsmith Essentials Artisan Bails: Handmade Findings to Enhance Handmade Pendants

Bail yourself out of any design crunch!

Learn how to create the right bail for every pendant

Join metalsmith and popular instructor Lexi Erickson for this jewelry-making DVD that demonstrates how to thoughtfully craft bails for your pendants. Learn the fundamental considerations for creating functional and beautiful pendant bails for every type of necklace design including chain, cord, bead, and fiber.

Explore Lexi’s studio secrets for success as you discover how to create dynamic bails from flat metal sheets using very simple tools. You’ll learn soldering tips, how to construct a bail that is appropriate to both the design and function of your work, and secret tips from this studio pro. Skip the guesswork with detailed material lists, up-close shots, and step-by-step directions from crafting your pendant to finishing it!

Create beautiful individual pendants as you:

Get Lexi’s expert tips and tricks for preparing the metal and annealing properly.
Harmonize your pendant designs as you learn where to best position a pendant bail.
Discover how to hand-finish and patina a pendant to add style and character.
Create several different bail designs from a tiny wire bail to a larger southwestern style.
And much, much more!
Don’t miss out on this informative jewelry workshop that explores design and construction of custom artisan bails for jewelry. This in-depth jewelry making class lets you start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Grab your sketch book and get ready to pump-up your jewelry designs and begin crafting one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

Metalsmith Essentials Artisan Bails: Handmade Findings to Enhance Handmade Pendants

Simple Soldering eBook + Digital Download Bundle: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry

Simple Soldering eBook + Digital Download Bundle: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry

Simple Soldering eBook + Digital Download Bundle: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry
You’ve got no excuse to skip soldering! Download this ultimate resource eBook from author and teacher Kate Richbourg.

Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes years of dedication, requires a large studio space, and costs a lot of money. Fortunately, Simple Soldering eBook proves that does not need to be the case. This handy digital download eBook explores of the craft of creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and 20 beautiful projects that beginners and enthusiasts can make at home. Plus, now you can skip the wait time and shipping fees!

Author and teacher Kate Richbourg demystifies basic soldering for any home crafter, showing how to create sophisticated, polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces through simple soldering techniques. First, she instructs how to set up a jewelry workspace that fits the confines of your budget and living space. Detailed step-by-step instructions walk you through the basic tools and materials you need, plus how to use them. A sample chapter gives a host of introductory exercises that teach solid skills, allowing you to test these techniques on a small scale. Finally, you’ll discover 20 finished projects that include earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and clasps that may also include bead or wire embellishment.

Kate also demonstrates how to combine and layer techniques. She also examines common mistakes, shows how to correct or adapt them, and gives advice on when it’s time to start over. Most of all, having taught thousands of classes on soldering, Kate has a “you can do it!” attitude that shines through to help even the most reluctant jewelry maker fire up the torch with ease.

Paired with an instructional video download, Kate’s expert teaching skills will help projects come alive, right in your own studio.

With the Simple Soldering eBook + video download, the art of metal working one-of-a-kind jewelry is now at your fingertips and with you wherever you go.

Simple Soldering eBook + Digital Download Bundle: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry

Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Started
-Setting Up a Workspace
Chapter 2: Materials
Chapter 3: Tools
Chapter 4: Soldering and Fabrication Skills
-Cutting Metal
-Soldering Metal
-Finishing and Polishing Metal
Chapter 5: Creating Your Sampler
Chapter 6: Projects

Appendix
Glossary of Essential Beading and Wire-wrapping Techniques
Helpful Measurements
Glossary of Soldering Terms

Kate Ferrant Richbourg is the former Director of Education for Beaducation and has led classes and workshops around the world and online. She has more than 16 years of experience teaching jewelry techniques, including beading, wirework, and metalsmithing. Simple Soldering is her first book. Kate lives in California.

Simple Soldering eBook + Digital Download Bundle: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry