Again! Stackable Rings Workshop: An Introduction to the Basics of Soldering

My last workshop for stackable rings was so popular it over flowed with sign ups, so much so that we decided to go ahead and schedule another class for this month. Keep in mind that this class is already 75% full due to the overflow of the last class, so don’t dilly-dally about signing up. Claim your seat today by calling Patty at Danish Princess Beads and Jewelry at (850) 490-0310.

This is the perfect workshop for the aspiring jeweler who is ready to venture into the world of metalsmithing. This four hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of soldering which will open up a whole new world of design possibilities for you. In the workshop you learn a variety of skills designed to lead you into the world of metalsmithing.

r mixed stack 1

R flower stack 1

Techniques Covered in this Class:
Using a torch
Cutting and filing metal in preparation for soldering
Annealing metal
Soldering metal
Stretching a ring band
Adding textures
using a flex shaft
adding embellishments

Be sure to reserve your seat because this is a class that is going to fill up FAST! Seats are limited and already going quickly.

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My Six Ton Jewelry Press has Arrived!

I’ve been coveting the Potter USA and Bonny Doon presses for some time. The problem is that both are out of the price range of my humble studio at the moment, but I found the economical answer to my prayers. 🙂 This is the six ton jewelery press from JewelryPress.com. It’s much more affordable running just under $300 (compared to $500 to $1000 or more) and it covers all of the basics needed in my little studio. See the video below: