with Kate Richbourg
Online Class

Metalsmithing at Home

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Overview

Solidify your jewelry making skills by learning to solder copper, brass and silver into industrial chic adornments in Metalsmithing at Home. You'll instantly take a shine to Kate Richbourg's edgy style and warm instruction as she guides you through the detailed properties of jewelry making metals, soldering safety and four unique metalsmithing projects. Whether you want to create curvy copper earrings or chunky silver stack rings, you'll walk away knowing how to manipulate your metals with heat, a wide variety of tools and fun finishing techniques. Fire up your micro torch today and enroll in Metalsmithing at Home!

Details

  • intermediate
  • 11 episodes
  • 6h49m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
7m

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Kate Richbourg, and learn about the projects and techniques she'll teach over the course of this class.

2. Metalsmithing Tools
48m

2. Metalsmithing Tools

Learn what tools are necessary and what tools are just plain fun! Discover the best ways to set up your work space, select the best torch for the job, saw and cut your materials, and use other various pliers, hole punches, filing and hammering tools. Kate shows you efficient and inventive ways to use each tool while keeping safety a top priority.

3. Materials
32m

3. Materials

Explore the various types of jewelry making metals and their various properties before Kate explains when each one should be used. You'll learn which oxidation techniques are best for which projects in addition to practicing your hand at soldering and finishing each project.

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

2. Metalsmithing Tools

2. Metalsmithing Tools

3. Materials

3. Materials

4. Safety & Setup

4. Safety & Setup

5. Earrings

5. Earrings

6. Soldering Your Earrings

6. Soldering Your Earrings

7. Stack Rings

7. Stack Rings

8. The Bangle Bracelet

8. The Bangle Bracelet

9. Flower Pendant with Tube Setting

9. Flower Pendant with Tube Setting

10. Conclusion

10. Conclusion

11. Bonus - Earring Wires

11. Bonus - Earring Wires

Recommended with this class

    • Butane torch and fuel
    • Soldering surface (kiln brick, Solderite board or charcoal block)
    • Flame-retardant solder surface (metal sheet, jelly roll pan)