Wire and Fire - Ronda Stevens
This class will introduce students to silver soldering using sterling silver wire, a small butane torch and silver paste solder. There will be projects taught in this class that will incorporate round, half round, square and twisted wire so that each student fully understands how to prepare each type of wire for soldering. There will be fabricated bezels and tube settings incorporated into select projects so that stones and cabochons can be added. The lab fee covers material and tutorials for more than 10 pieces of jewelry created in class including rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. The lab fee also covers the consumables, such as copper practice wire, solder, pickle, butane and the use of instructors tools while in class. The instructor will have optional projects available for purchase for completing extra projects at the school if desired. We will go over all safety measures using fire and solder to make sure you are comfortable using your new skill at your home. Eye protection, cotton clothing and closed toe shoes are required in class. If you have not taken a Wire I class at William Holland, please contact me via email to discuss the wire experience that you have. Your questions are always welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. See project samples at www.twistsnturns.com/williamholland-soldering.