Circles with BLING: How to Fuse, Solder and add a Tube Set Gem with Alison Lee on CraftCast.com

Circles with BLING: How to Fuse, Solder and add a Tube Set Gem

Instructor: 
Duration: 
85 minutes

Join me Alison Lee, your host at CRAFTCAST.com, and learn how to create some fun and unique jewelry using some basic soldering and fusing techniques plus add some tube set bling! Creating with repetitive shapes like circles is a fun and creative way to make some impressive jewelry pieces plus adding tube settings adds sparkle just where you want it.

Watch and learn how to cut, form and solder a variety of circle sizes and thicknesses. Then see how to start embellishing by creating textures and finishes. Learn the tips and tricks to join your shapes and add bling where you want.

Watch close-up and learn how to do a simple tube setting in sterling silver so you can add faceted stones to your pieces, even embed them in polymer clay! Then see how-to finish your piece with textures and patinas.

BONUS Ms. Lee will show you how drill your own custom tube settings using silver tubing.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • wire cutting and measuring
  • soldering silver
  • fusing fine silver
  • tube setting faceted stones
  • surface texturing
  • adding patinas
  • chain weaving
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • fine silver wire, 20, 18 and 16 gauge
  • solder
  • flux
  • torch
  • sterling tube sets and setter
  • faceted stones
  • ear wires
  • circle templates
  • mandrel
  • jeweler’s saw or clippers
  • 3rd hand with cross locking tweezers
  • basic tweezers
  • chain nose pliers
  • flat nose pliers
Bonus: 

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.

Please note: PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

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