Soldered Alchemy: 24 Jewelry Projects Using New Soft-Solder Techniques

Join author Laura Beth Love and expand the use of solder with 25 beautiful projects that feature soft solder as the focal.
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Stop thinking about soldering as an afterthought and put this technique in the spotlight. Learn new techniques for using soft solder as an artistic material from Laura Beth Love in Soldering Alchemy. Explore 24 gorgeous projects with detailed directions that walk you through the basics of decorative solder, solder sculpting, bridging wire with solder, adding copper or vintage patinas, and much more! Craft all projects with soft soldering which uses a soldering iron -- no torches required. Start exploring new, creative ways to make soldering the star of your jewelry designs.

Order your copy of Soldering Alchemy today to:

  • Learn all about soft soldering with important steps and directions for tinning wire with solder, creating three-dimensional drops with solder, and bridging wire with solder.
  • Explore a detailed material and tool list for effective soft soldering.
  • Discover 24 beautiful pendant, ring, bracelet, and necklace projects that shine the light on soft soldering.
  • And much more!

About the Author:
Laura Beth Love is a self-taught artist who is most known for her jewelry made from broken vintage china, incorporating her signature style of soft soldering and beaded solder details. Her first book, BoHo Chic Jewelry, teaches readers to recreate some of Laura's most popular pieces. Her work has been featured in Country Living Magazine, as well as in numerous other print and online publications and blogs. Her work can be found online at www.laurabethlove.com and www.dishfunctionaldesigns.com.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU T5659
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 128
ISBN 13 9781440243523
Author/Designer Laura Beth Love
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Customer Reviews (2)
Great book, clear instructions, and can't wait to try the projects.
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I have been making jewelry with a soldering iron for several years and the projects in this book are ideas I haven't seen before and so unique. I cannot wait to try them. I found the instructions very clear. I have learned from my own experience that it is necessary to have a soldering iron with a rheostat (my iron has one built in) when trying to make the balls in the projects. The trick is using a lower temperature so the balls don't splay out. Review by Jennifer (Posted on 3/10/2018)
Not for Beginners!
I wish I had done a little more research before purchasing this DVD. Part of the design utilizes decorative solder balls. After countless attempts, I have given up on adding these to my piece. I went to her Etsy site to purchase the book format and read that it "takes years" to master this design element. That caveat should be added to the DVD description. I would not have purchased the download if I had known that it was essentially for those who are much more experienced. Review by Janney (Posted on 3/13/2016)
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