Embark on the alchemical journey of learning to materialize precious objects, adornments and artifacts through the elements of metal and fire. Step-by-step, you learn techniques so you can continue to build your craft independently. Create a piece while learning how to bezel set stones, saw out neckpieces and pendants, solder rings or rework broken jewelry.
metal sawing, forging & cold connections | Cold Connections are techniques for creating and connecting the elements of your piece without the use of a torch for soldering. This workshop includes learning how to saw! You will learn to saw out the overall shape of your piece, as well as creating design details in the surface. Methods for forming and shaping your metal,different techniques to texture the surface, metal chasing and imprinting
KIT CONTENTS ⟐ high polish anvil, ball peen and planishing hammers (my fave), the best jewelers saw frame & blades, sand paper and metal files, the best hole punch, brass and copper sheet metal, copper wire, round needle nose and flat pliers, the best metal shears, texturing stamps, practice pieces and all materials needed to create your specific piece.
soldering| the sacred flame. In this one-on-one workshop you will learn how to solder your metalwork usinga torch.You receive the same kit as the sawing, forming and cold connections with the addition of a compact starter soldering kit. This method opens infinite possibilities~ rings, settings for gems, stones and crystals, vessels, melting metal and the list goes on.You will only need an area of about 2 square feet to safely have your soldering set-up. ⟐ages 12 and up are welcome
KIT CONTENTS ⟐ handheld jewelers torch with adjustable flame (the best), solder picks, the best pickle solution, firebrick, the best flux, silver solder in all temps, and tweezers.
Wild Tide Online Jewelry Making Workshops are offered with fully customizable projects ⟐ You have the option to return the tool kit after your workshop for a refund, less a $50 rental & refinishing charge.