Metalsmithing Made Easy -
A Practical Guide to Cold Connection, Simple Soldering, Stone Setting and More!
by Kate Richbourg
Following the success of her first book, Simple Soldering, Kate walks metalsmiths through the basics and into new territory. In addition to teaching the essentials of soldering, she demystifies rotary tools and introduces different kinds of hotter small-space torches.
Kate lays out a lesson plan of techniques to help readers gain familiarity with soldering tools and methods. In the chapter "The Field Guide to the Rotary Tool" you will learn how to quickly and efficently, with a simple handheld tool and a few select bits, add professional-quality surface effects and finishing to your jewelry designs.
Kate shows you how to use metal sheet, to be worked on step-by-step, helps to hone skills in surface manipulation, stone setting, cold connections and more. Once these skills are mastered in the sampler, you can undertake any (or all) of the fifteen projects included, such as a locket, bail with set stone, prong-set pendant and more.
Kate Ferrant Richbourg has led classes and workshops around the world and online. She has more than 18 years of experience teaching jewelry techniques, including beading, wirework, and metalsmithing. Simple Soldering is her first book.
Check out the classes she teaches here at Beaducation!
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