Soldering Basics & Beyond

Dede Warren, Instructor
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Class Fee: $85.00

Have you wanted to learn to solder but perhaps been afraid of the tools involved? No doubt a torch with a flame reaching 12 inches can be intimidating, as well as learning to create with a tool that reaches temperatures of 900 degrees. There's a lot to learn to safely and easily use these tools. Local Artist Dede Warren will share her knowledge of soldering on a variety of mediums. This workshop will give you a basic knowledge of what you can and cannot solder, the tools and supplies involved and how to use them, and a variety of ways in which to use this skill.

Our focus in this hands on workshop will be the elements of soldering and not project oriented. Dede will supply the materials to create your own soldered chain, a 3 dimensional bezel, and will share how to create a chunk, rough finished soldered 3 dimensional piece, along with using a variety of patinas. This class is rich in soldering techniques, and our focus will be on learning the art of soldering. While we will create chain and a bezel we will not be creating a finished project with either of these. If you have a 3 dimensional piece you'd like to solder, please bring these with you and we will discover and troubleshoot the ways you can solder these pieces. If you want to learn to create a specific project using soldering this might just be the class for you!

Supply to Bring:
• soldering supplies if you have them • tin snips • basic jewelry pliers • metal file
• apron or towel for your lap • old cookie sheet to work on

All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede  Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!