Metalsmithing

Demystifying Soldering  

Saturday
Feb 25 and 26
Beginner | Beyond Beginner
9:30 am – 4:30 pm (30-minute lunch break) 
Instructor: Caryn Hetherston
Members: $120
Non-Members: $145
This is a class for beginners as well as students who have taken some basic metalsmithing classes and still have trouble soldering with success. We will cover the science of why it works and why it does not. There will be demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together. You will learn how to make a strong solder connection with a minimum amount of solder and mess. We will discuss what soldering techniques are appropriate for different applications.
Supply List
  • Various gauges (20 – 24) of sheet and wire sterling silver  
  • Favorite hand tools