Instructor: Becky Burt

Dates/Times:Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 28, 29 and 30, 2011


This course focuses on working with a torch to join metal via soldering (sweat, paste, stick), and fusing, and when each technique is appropriate. Students will learn to make and solder jump-rings to form a chain as a means of practice and control, and will also learn to make toggle clasps as findings for their chains. Additional assignments will include a pendant and students are encouraged to bring cabochon stones to be incorporated into the finished piece.


Materials required to bring for class:Materials required to bring for class: Jewelers saw frame, cabochon stone for setting (at least 8 mm round), Saw blades, hard/medium/ez solder, Curved burnisher, 16 gauge copper or sterling round wire, Bezel rocker, Fine silver bezel (if working with sterling), Solder pick, 22 gauge copper or brass or sterling sheet, Dividers, 18 gauge copper or brass sheet, Sharp nose tweezers, Jewelry pliers (flat, round, and chain nose), Cross lock tweezers
Class price $180.00
Materials fee $15 plus bring your own tools listed above. Additional materials will be available for purchase from instructor.
Class size: Minimum 3, Maximum 10

Note: This course involves the use of chemicals as well as fire. Students should wear closed toed shoes and wear old clothes or bring an apron.