Instructed by Christy Sears February 9 – 10, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $275 member | $310 nonmember $25 material fee Ready to tackle a brand-new skill or take your current jewelry arts to the next level? This class was created so students may become comfortable with a torch. (Yep, a torch! But don’t worry! There’s nothing to be nervous about) The curriculum covers the “how” and “why” of jewelry soldering by combining an overview of the tools, techniques and process + hands-on practice. Each student will use 2 different metals to fabricate textured stacking rings. On Day 2, we’ll take those Beginning Soldering skills and build on them to create beautiful and professional pieces for securely capturing a flat-backed gemstone. An inexpensive cabochon will be provided to you for your first attempt. You’ll learn the entire process from fabricating and joining the components, to the finishing processes with various compounds and tools. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a sophisticated addition for your set of stackers!