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with Kate Richbourg
Online Class

Micro Torch Basics

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Butane micro torches are a compact and efficient heat source for soldering, firing precious metal clay, finishing enamelwork and other projects. They're inexpensive, safe and easy to use. In this five-lesson class, best-selling author and teacher Kate Richbourg shows you how to fill, light and adjust your torch and use it to shape, secure and finish metal jewelry. You'll learn how to size rings perfectly and how to choose the right materials. Then Kate shows you her signature stack ring set and a perfect band ring made from half-round silver wire. Get fired up!


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h17m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!

Welcome to your free Craftsy class.

2. Introduction

2. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Kate Richbourg, and learn why it can be so fun and easy to work with micro torches! Then learn about Kate's background in beading and metalsmithing as you prepare to start your first project.

3. Know Your Torch

3. Know Your Torch

Working with torches might seem scary at first, but Kate takes all the fear out by comparing different micro torches and explaining how they work. Using the Blazer and Max Flame models, Kate shows how to fill them with butane, fire them up and adjust the flame to the best length.