- 3 hours
- Learn how to shape and solder sterling silver to create a simply elegant pendant and earring set.
ToolsSome tools will be provided by the instructor. Please refer to your registration.
Bench BlockSteel or Anodized aluminum - Used as a hammering surface for metal stamping or working with metal.
Bezel ShearsUsed to cut metal sheet. There are many available on the market, any of which will work, however they should NOT be serrated. (Tin snips or airplane shears will also work, however, they may be large and cumbersome.) If the project has curves in the design and you own a pair, bring curved bezel shears. This is an optional item for most classes. Shears will be provided for use during classes.
Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.
Helping Hand/Third HandUsed to hold small parts in place while soldering. Instructor will provide to share for every class needed.
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.
Metal Dap SetUsed to dap metal to create a cup shape. 3 sets will be provided during classes to share. If you are bringing a set, please check with the instructor for needed sizes. Usually an entire set is needed for a class, only parts. This will lessen the weight you need to carry.
Needle File SetUsed for filing smaller pieces of metal and tight places. When required, either diamond coated or fine tooth is preferred. Some students may prefer to use smaller files as opposed to the student files for their projects.
Ott Light or Task LampThis 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.
Rawhide/Leather MalletShape and flatten metal without marring it. #2 mallet is a standard size. Instructor will provide for every class needed. A yellow nylon mallet may be used in its place, however a rubber one may not.
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.