Meet Kate Richbourg, Soldering and Jewelry-Making Instructor

Kate Richbourg jewelry instructorSimply put, Kate Richbourg loves jewelry! She loves to teach it, make it, and wear it. She specializes in soldering and is a micro-torch guru with expertise on many kinds of torches for jewelry making.

Kate’s five-star-rated, bestselling jewelry-making book with a bonus tw0-hour instructional video, Simple Soldering: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making, is available in the Interweave Store. Mater metalsmithing and soldering with all of Kate’s books and videos listed at the bottom of this page.

“When I’m pounding away on my anvil with a hammer or soldering parts together with my torch, I’m in my happy place.” This line, from the beginning of Kate’s book, Metalsmithng Made Easy: A Practical Guide to Cold Connections, Simple Soldering, Stone Setting, and More, describes me, too. “What I want you to know is that I’ve been right where you are,” Kate says in her book. “I’ve made many of the same mistakes and have had the same frustrating setbacks and bewilderment at the variety of tools and materials that are out there. So I wrote this book with you, the home jeweler, in mind, to fire up your imagination with metalworking techniques that work in a small space or studio.

Metalsmithnig, Micro-Torch Soldering, and Other Jewelry-Making Blogs by Kate Richbourg

The Ultimate Torch Guide: Kate Richbourg’s Ode to Portable Torches

Make a Copper Tube Bead Necklace with Kate Richbourg (and Bonus Video!)

Soldering vs. Fusing: Learn the Pros and Cons in Jewelry Making and When to Do Which

Ode to the Dremel: Make a Pendant with Texture and Rivets, No Soldering Required

Metalsmithing Basics: Tips and Tools for Filing and Finishing Metal Like a Pro

Solder Alternative Metals with a Micro Torch: Soldering Copper, Brass, and Nickel

Metalsmithing Basics: Tips and Tools for Cutting and Sawing Metal Like a Pro

Micro Torches 101, Part 2: Torch in Action and Simple Soldering Setup

Micro Torches 101, Part 1: The Which, What, and Why of Butane Torches

Check our this bonus Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry video of Kate showing how to add color to metal.

Kate Richbourg's metal jewelry-making and soldering studio #solderlikealady

A jewelry educator since 1992, you can read more about Kate’s crafty adventures on her blog “We Can Make That at Home” on

Learn more from Kate Richbourg with her instructional resources in the Interweave Store!


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