Renowned metalsmith and Rio Grande instructor Victoria Lansford shares trade secrets from 25 years at the bench as she teaches you granulation techniques for gorgeous jewelry. First, hone your torch control as you form granules from sterling silver and learn how to fuse wire and granules to sheet metal. Discover the visual cues that indicate when your piece is fully fused, then tackle fusing larger designs. Follow along as Victoria guides you through fusing stacked, 18K gold embellishments as well as perfectly symmetrical granulated earrings. Then, learn how to craft impressive, granulated ring bands. Add intricate fused details to a blank, and shape and solder the band plus, discover essential techniques for finishing your ring with decorative granules, a bezel and a perfectly set stone!
Let renowned metalsmith Victoria Lansford demystify the ancient art of granulation! First, learn how to cut sheet metal and wire to create organic or uniform granules. Then, Victoria shows you how to ball your snippets into granules and easily sort and store them by size for different projects.
Put your torch to use as you learn about the fundamentals of fusing wire or granules to sheet metal! Discover which visual cues will let you know your project is fully fused and learn how to achieve the proper type of flame with your torch. Plus, create the frame for a granulated charm!
Finish your charm by fusing granules inside the wire frame. Learn what type of flux will keep your granules in place and see what an over-fused piece looks like to avoid melting your projects. Give your piece a professional finish with Victoria's soldered rim technique!
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