(Fall19) Workshop-Jewelry: Soldering 101

11/09/2019 10:00 AM - 11/11/2019 03:30 PM ET


Workshop: Soldering 101 with Cecilia Minnehan
Dates: Saturday, November 9th - Monday, November 11th
Times: 10:00AM-3:30PM each day (includes 30 minute lunch break each day)
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee: $350 for 3 day workshop (15 hours), includes all materials.
No previous experience required. Min age 14. *Please see dress code below.

This is an accelerated 3 day workshop over Veteran’s Weekend, bring your bagged lunch! 
In this 3 day workshop with Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs, you will learn everything you wanted to know about hard soldering.

  • How to set up your own soldering station. You will be provided with a jewelry tool catalog and we will review all the absolute minimum tools needed to begin soldering in your own shop.
  • How to manipulate metal: bending, folding, twisting, hammering, piercing sanding filling & how all those pieces will solder together.
  • How to prepare your metals for soldering & how to solder different thicknesses to each other.

There will be a final project you can make specializing in what interests you the most.

Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:

  • Torch set-up
  • Types of solder and their purpose
  • Soldering wires, jump rings, earring posts, bezel wire
  • Annealing
  • Piercing / sanding / finishing / polishing options

We will work with copper, and sterling.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them! Open to students of any level, Beginners welcome! No previous experience required.

For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no sandals), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. Wear a headband or a hat without a visor if your hair can’t be tied back.