Metalsmith Essentials: How to Solder Jewelry Volume 2 Online Workshop with Lexi Erickson

Join soldering expert Lexi Erickson and expand your jewelry soldering skills with lessons in multilayer soldering, creating fused rolled edges, making hollow beads, attaching reticulated pieces, soldering brass to copper, and more!
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If you want to boost your jewelry-making skills with a comprehensive lesson in advanced soldering techniques, look no further. Artist and experienced metalsmith Lexi Erickson will teach you everything you need to know to improve your fabricating skills and create truly memorable pieces. Expand your soldering repertoire with how-tos for multi-layer soldering, creating fused rolled edges, making hollow beads, attaching reticulated pieces, soldering brass to copper, and more!

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • a quick review of safety considerations
  • an overview of melting points for different metals
  • multilayer soldering
  • soldering small balls to a metal surface
  • how to create a soldering bun

Lesson Breakdown:

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started: Safety, Tools, & Materials
  • Torches & Melting Points
  • Soldering Overlays
  • Make a Soldering Bun
  • Drawing a Bead
  • Soldering Balls onto a Plate
  • Rolled Edges
  • Soldering Bails
  • Creating Hollow Beads
  • Soldering Reticulated Pieces
  • Soldering Copper to Brass

Workshop Includes:

Extras: A PDF download of melting points for metal, a soldering tutorial, and sample project from Lexi

Discussion Board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the Online Workshop content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Optional Quizzes: Short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons.

Video Lesson Run Time: ~ 133 minutes

About the Instructor:

Lexi Erickson is a Contributing Editor forLapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Lexi has a master’s degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication and has studied with some of the leading teachers from the US and Canada. Known as the "Queen of Soldering," she has taught high school through university level jewelry courses for 30 years. Appropriately, her favorite quote is “A day without soldering is a day without sunshine.” She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her family and a large menagerie of puppies and kitties.

Materials Needed:

  • Safety glasses
  • Torch, torch heads, and fuel canister
  • Wire and sheet solder
  • Fluxes
  • Solder picks
  • Tweezers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Wire-wrapping pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Metal shears
  • Dapping block and punch
  • Sandpaper
  • Charcoal block or fire brick, and fire-proof surface
  • Small crockpot 
  • pH Down (from a swimming pool supply store)
  • Copper tongs for pickling
  • Brass brush for finishing
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU Q0519
Product Type Online Workshop
Author/Designer Lexi Erickson
Runtime 131 minutes
Technique Soldering
Difficulty Level Intermediate
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