Solder Like A Lady with Darlene Armstrong

Ladies, have no fear! You are in control of your torch, and once you learn to use it for soldering and torch-firing metal clay or enamels, nothing will stand in your way of creating fabulous metal jewelry. Learn how metal clay artist and metal jewelry-making instructor Darlene Armstrong overcame her fear of the torch to […]

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What a treat! Jewelry artist, expert, and Bead Fest instructor Kate Richbourg is back with  a look at her top six portable jewelry torches for soldering jewelry. Read on to find the torch (or jewelry torches!) best for you, your space and the kind of work you want to make. —Tammy An Ode to Portable […]

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Are you ready to jump even further into the world of micro torches? In part one, I shared the basics of how micro torches work. This time we are going to move beyond the basics and get those torches fired up for soldering and more. First, let’s discuss the setup that you need to use […]

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Welcome to the world of butane torches! Also known as micro torches, or even crème brûlée torches, butane torches make creating simple soldered jewelry a breeze. I am excited to share my favorite jewelry tool with you. Using a butane micro torch can be intimidating to the novice. My goal is to share tips and […]

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