If you are on this page it means you are ready for call #2! WooHoo!
In this call we will be putting your new tools to good use TOGETHER! I will start by showing you how to properly use your jewelers saw and your torch. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as you think! I will show you all the basic soldering techniques as well. This call will be 3-4 hours.
We can build a simple pendant or ring (or both but additional fees will apply to cover time)
What we will cover:
- How to use your jewelers saw
- Cutting out small pieces
- Building bezels
- Adding borders
- Cleaning your pieces
- Polishing your pieces
- Setting your cabochon stone
What you will NOT learn
- How to engrave
- How to build brand rings
- How to build anything specific to another maker or myself (please don’t send me another makers work hoping to build it)
This class is simply to teach you the basic skills that you need to get started in your silversmithing journey.
Disclaimer: I am not saying this is the best way or only way to do things and I am not claiming to be a professional who knows everything…We all know that’s not true! I am learning new skills and techniques daily. However, I do know what works for me and what tools and tricks have helped me get to where I am. I 100% encourage you to continue learning and taking advice and classes from other makers as well!