Spirited Circles

Spirited Circles

Details

Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

Project Overview

Learn the basic concepts in soldering and metal stamping while making rings. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints and stamp metal. Students will have time to make at least 2 rings. Students who work quickly will be able to finish 3 rings.
 

Tools

  • Bench Block (steel or anodized aluminum) - Used as a hammering surface for metal stamping or working with metal. 

  • Household hammer – Any hammer that is at least 8 oz. or heavier to be used with metal stamps. It does not need to be brass. 

  • Tool Magnifier or Optivisor

    Magnifier or Optivisor – For almost all classes this is listed as an “As Needed” tool. If you have sight challenges it is recommended that you are properly prepared. For advance stone setting classes this is required! If you decide to use reading glasses consider better than 2.5x. 

     

  • Tool Ott Light

    Ott Light or Task Lamp - This is optional item that is listed for every class. It is up to you to determine whether or not you will need to have one depending on your vision. 

  • Tool Ring Sizers

    Ring Sizer – Optional, used to measure your ring size. Several sets will be provided to share in class.

  • Optional Soldering Kit

    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. 

  • Ring Mandrel, Steel – Used for shaping and forming metal into rings. A plastic one will not work in its place. Instructor will provide to share (1 for every 2 people) for every class needed. 

  • Wood Ring Mandrel – Used to brace rings for polishing; this will save your hands. However, I also use a wood ring mandrel for project where I have to drill into the ring, this way you do not ruin your steel ring mandrel. Wood ring mandrels will be provided to share in classes.