15-14vec Colossal Links – Intro to Basic Soldering

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Learn silver soldering while creating an eclectic linked bracelet. We will twist and bend wire to form fun shapes using fun wire. For those who don’t wear bracelets you can use the links for earring or even a necklace

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time: 2pm - 6pm (CST)

Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Kit:  enough material for 1 mixed metal bracelet (SS stock, bronze casting grain)

Tools Needed: 

Flush cutters (ultra preferred)
• Flat nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers 
 Round nose pliers
Heavy duty side cutters
Nylon nose pliers
Metal Student files
 Bench block 
Rawhide mallet
• Round bezel mandrel or Mini step mandrel (at least 6mm)
Metal ruler
Soldering set-up (torch, tripod with mesh, solder board, fire tweezers, pickle and pickle pot, quench bowl, solder, flux)
Solder pick 
Brass brush
Wood dowel rods

Fine Tweezers (optional) 
• Tumbler with stainless steel shot
• Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed