Learn to Solder and Fuse while Making these Bracelets with Alison Lee

Learn to Solder and Fuse Metal and make these Bracelets

Instructor Bio: 
115 minutes

Join me, Alison Lee, and learn how to solder and fuse silver! Watch and see how easy and fun it is to add this skill and expand your jewelry making techniques.

Watch close-up and discover the tips and techniques you need to get perfectly solder joints every time, as well as how "The Right Wrong Way" can create your unique style.

The confusion of which solder to choose will be revealed while learning how to make these fun, organic bracelets -- you’ll want to make an arm full!

Once you know the rules, it’s time to break them!

Watch the BONUS video on how to go “rogue” and create abstract looking pieces that you will love to stack on your wrist

Don’t miss this special presentation.

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

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • choosing the right solder
  • fusing fine silver
  • soldering jumprings
  • making granules
  • torch safety
  • torch types
  • soldering bezels
  • annealing wire
  • dapping metal
  • cleaning metal
  • finishing techniques
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • fine silver sheet 22 and 26 gauge
  • fine silver sheet bezel wire
  • scrap silver
  • sterling silver wire 8 or 10 gauge approx. 6”
  • variety of solders
  • flux
  • pickle
  • tweezers
  • solder pick
  • butane torch
  • bracelet mandrel
  • rawhide hammer
  • needle nose pliers
  • charcoal block
  • non-asbestos fire tile
  • scissors
  • 3rd-arm tweezers

Included in your purchase a PDF with notes and online resources.

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

Join the discussion!

What kind of torch?

Hi Linda, You can use a butane handheld or an acetylene torch.

Hi Alison, Love your site! Watched your lesson on soldering. That was so fantastic! You have actually allowed me to begin soldering without fear. Marking the solders with Sharpie colors was genius! I just did that on my first hard solder. Thanks for all you do to inspire. Sasha