(Fall19) Jewelry: Soldering 101

01/16/2019 09:30 AM - 12/31/2019 12:30 PM ET


Soldering 101 with Cecilia Minnehan
Day: Wednesdays (5 week class = 15 hours)
Session 1: September 18th to October 16th
Session 2: October 23rd to November 20th
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee includes all materials. 
No previous experience required. Minimum age 14. 
In this 5 week class by Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs, you will learn the fundamentals of soldering and how to set up your own soldering station. You will learn about manipulating metal, bending, folding, twisting, hammering, sanding, filling and how all pieces will solder together, how to prepare your metals for soldering and how to solder different thicknesses to each other. We will work with copper and sterling. 

Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:

  • torch set up
  • types of solder and their purpose
  • soldering wires, jump rings, earring posts, bezel wire
  • annealing
  • sanding / finishing / polishing options

Please bring reading glasses if you use them!
‚ÄčOpen to students of any level, beginners welcome. 
*Dress code: For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy for metalsmithing: 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 if your hair can’t be tied back.