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Beginning Soldering for Jewelry Making

with Bonnie Heras

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About The Class

add complexity and sophistication to your handmade jewelry.

Basic soldering skills open up a world of creative possibilities. Learn how to solder a silver or copper pendant for a necklace in Beginning Soldering for Jewelry Making with Bonnie Heras.

Bonnie has been making metal jewelry for more than a decade. In this class, she’ll teach you essential techniques for joining metal components together through soldering. You’ll learn:

  • Beginning sawing and texturing
  • Butt-joint and sweat-joint soldering
  • Best practices for finishing a soldered pendant

Let Bonnie show you how to add complexity and sophistication to your handmade jewelry with this informative class.

Check the bonus materials below for a complete product list of the tools and supplies you need to finish this project.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Transfering the Design & Sawing the Metal

    17:24
  2. 02

    Annealing the Metal

    08:55
  3. 03

    Creating Texture on Copper

    02:17
  4. 04

    Soldering

    18:17
  5. 05

    Shaping & Attaching the Bail

    10:19
  6. 06

    Finishing with Patina

    10:50

Meet Your Expert

Bonnie Heras

Bonnie brings over 14 years of dedicated study to the design and fabrication of her fine jewelry and sculpture as well as nine years as an instructor. With an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, her extensive work in ferrous ... read more

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  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Beginning Soldering Supply List.pdf
  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Soldered Pendant Pattern.pdf

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    July 2016

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