Learn how to solder jewelry in this video workshop presented by master craftsman Joe Silvera. With Joe as your guide, you will learn to make soldered connections using his professional techniques, and easy-to-use butane torch, and a simple home setup. It's the next-best thing to being in one of Joe's popular classes!
Get started by learning about tools, flux, and other materials, plus safety, fueling, and lighting your torch. Then Joe teaches the fundamentals of jewelry soldering as he walks you through each step of making a soldered pendant and necklace. A few of the techniques you will see and hear demonstrated include:
- Soldering jump rings
- Melting silver into a ball
- Forging wire
- Soldering near beads
- Using a third hand
Included on the DVD is a PDF with a materials list and step-by-step instructions for making the necklace project.
- 92 minutes for Mac, PC, and home DVD players
- Product size 7.5" X 5.3" X 0.6" Inches (191 X 136 X 14mm)
- Presented by master craftsman Joe Silvera
Soldering made simple shows how you can make professional quality jewelry right at home. The key to author Joe Silvera's approach is a handheld butane torch that is safe to use in any home or apartment. Joe demonstrates how this easy-to-use torch can solder nearly any small-scale jewelry project with success.
About the author: Joe Silvera has more than 20 years of experience in metalworking as a goldsmith, wax model-maker, and jewelry designer. He now devotes all of his time to teaching, passing on the traditions and techniques of his craft and sharing the joy with his students.