Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.
(Optional) Items in this Soldering Kit will be provided for use during the class. If you are interested in ordering a kit please click on the image. Kit includes: Butane torch, butane, 1 tube solder paste, fire tweezers, copper tweezers, Sparex, tripod with mesh, flux, soldering board. (Note: kit will be delivered at class. If you require the kit prior to class please contact us to make arrangements.
Used to burnish or smooth the surface of metal. For most projects using this tool you will want at least a 3mm ball. This tool may also be found at your local craft store for use with clay or nail art.
– An optional item for all classes. A honeycomb soldering board with pins is great to help hold pieces in place.
Anything metal with a good point on it would work. But I would prefer that you do not use a soldering pick. A dressmakers straight could also be used, but proves to be a little harder to work with.
– Bead crimping pliers are used with tube crimps to terminate beaded necklaces and bracelets. Crimping pliers give a nice finish to the crimps, however a pair of chain nose pliers will work also. In most classes that utilize beads for the necklace, students will not have time to finish the beadwork, thus you will not need to bring to class but you will need either the crimping pliers or chain nose pliers to finish the project.
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