By Kate Ferrant Richbourg
Metalworking is usually considered as a ability that takes years of commitment, calls for a wide studio house, and prices handsome profit. thankfully, Simple Soldering proves that doesn't have to be the case. this convenient how-to advisor is whole in its exploration of the craft of making soldered steel jewellery, together with instruments, options, and 20 attractive initiatives that newcomers and fans could make at home.
Author and instructor Kate Richbourg demystifies simple soldering for any domestic crafter, exhibiting easy methods to create subtle, polished, and professional-looking jewellery items via basic soldering suggestions. First, she instructs easy methods to organize a jewellery workspace that matches the confines of your funds and dwelling area. unique step by step directions stroll you thru the fundamental instruments and fabrics you would like, plus how one can use them. A pattern bankruptcy supplies a number of introductory routines that train sturdy abilities, permitting you to check those recommendations on a small scale. ultimately, you will discover 20 entire tasks that come with jewelry, pendants, jewelry, bracelets, and clasps that can additionally contain bead or cord embellishment.
Kate additionally demonstrates tips to mix and layer strategies to attractive impression. She additionally examines universal error, exhibits find out how to right or adapt them, and provides recommendation on whilst it is time to commence over. so much of all, having taught hundreds of thousands of periods on soldering, Kate has a "you can do it!" angle that shines via to assist even the main reluctant jewellery maker fan the flames of the torch with ease.
Paired with an educational DVD, Kate's specialist educating talents may also help tasks come alive, correct on your personal studio.
With Simple Soldering, the paintings of steel operating specific jewellery is now at your fingertips.
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FIG. 04 eleven Solder, quench, and fresh as above. on account that they're very small, there isn't any have to punch holes to vent the warmth as you usually might with higher domes. 12 position the 3 items of excellent silver cord in your kiln brick and warmth along with your torch till they soften and shape granules. thirteen practice small quantities of straightforward paste solder to every of the granules and position them within the dots at the bow and little bit of the main. Solder as above, quench, and fresh. 14 utilizing the smallest (5mm) barrel of the medium Wrap n’ faucet pliers, make a loop out of the bead twine. lower the ends flush along with your flush cutter. Rotate this ring open and placed it during the gap you punched within the bow of the foremost. position the most important upright in a groove on your kiln brick in order that the hoop lies flat at the brick. The seam of the bounce ring might be as faraway from the foremost as attainable. follow a small quantity of simple paste solder to the sign up for. Solder, quench, fresh, dry, and dossier, if worthy. 15 Oxidize in liver of sulfur and varnish with a professional Polish pad. Tube–Riveted Pendants This pendant comprises loads of small items. make sure to have a bowl convenient to maintain them jointly! either one of those pendants are made primarily a similar means with moderate adaptations. i've got incorporated whole directions for making the smaller one, besides the measurements and fabrics required for the longer pendant. instruments everlasting marker Jeweler’s ruler Jeweler’s observed and reduce lubricant Bench pin Power-punch pliers Tube-cutting pliers Bench block Chasing hammer Needle records Flush cutter steel dapping block Brass-head hammer Solder setup heart punch Riveting hammer Medium Wrap n’ faucet pliers Salon board Liver of sulfur seasoned Polish pad Chain-nose pliers (for lengthy pendant) fabrics For small flower pendant 1"×¾" (2. 5×2 cm) clean of 20-gauge sterling silver (or lower from a sheet) 3⁄32" (2. five mm) rivet tube (I used copper. ) 2" (5 cm) of 12-gauge copper cord Scrap of 24-gauge sheet (to punch 3⁄16" (5 mm) discs out of) items of 18-gauge nice silver cord, ⅛" (3 mm) every one 2" (5 cm) of 14-gauge copper cord Rubber cement and paper (for sawing template) challenging, medium, and simple paste solder For lengthy flower pendant ¾" × 1⅝" (2 × four cm) clean of 20-gauge sterling silver (or lower from a sheet) ⅛" (3 mm) rivet tube four" (10 cm) of 16-gauge copper twine (for branches) 9 items of 18-gauge high-quality silver cord, ⅛" (3 mm) every one 2" (5 cm) of 18-gauge copper twine (for leap ring) Rubber cement and paper (for sawing template) challenging, medium, and simple paste solder recommendations Sampler sq. 1, Connecting steel utilizing leap jewelry Sampler sq. 2, Texturing Sampler sq. four, Riveting Sampler sq. nine, One-step soldering Sampler sq. 10, Sawing and soldering a reduce form Sampler sq. 12, Embellishing: Spiral, dots, and granules Sampler sq. thirteen, Forming bails Sampler sq. 14, Shaping and soldering domes STEPS SMALL FLOWER PENDANT 1 commence with a pre-made rectangle clean of 20-gauge silver or reduce your personal from 20-gauge sterling sheet.