Book & DVD: Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making by Kate Ferrant Richbourg
Simple Soldering is a complete how-to guide for creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and twenty beautiful projects.
Author and teacher Kate Richbourg cheerfully demystifies basic soldering, showing how to create sophisticated, polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces using basic tools and techniques. First, she instructs how to set up a work space and offers step-by-step instructions for the basic tools and materials. A sampler chapter gives a host of introductory exercises that teach solid skills. Finally, twenty gorgeous projects include earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and clasps.
Kate also explores how to combine and layer techniques and how to correct common mistakes. Having taught thousands of classes on soldering, Kate has a "you can do it!" attitude that shines through both the book and DVD, helping even the most reluctant jewelry maker to fire up the torch with ease. With Simple Soldering, the art of metalworking one-of-a-kind jewelry is now at your fingertips.