Soft Solder



The art of translating Tiffany style stained glass soldering into jewelry. We will be using a soldering iron instead of a torch to get similar looks.  Sometimes call “low-tech” soldering.  This technique is especially good for those who do not have an appropriate place for torch work, or just don’t like working with fire.  Students will use copper foil around cabochons, beads, or just make wire structures to form their individual designs.  Instructor will supply:  patina and patina brush, polishing compound, sponges, steel wool, an assortment of wire for use in class.   Some cabs, copper blanks, and extra soldering supplies will be available for purchase at very reasonable prices.

Lab fee:  $225 – In-class tools/supplies and take home kit includes:   Hakko 601 soldering iron, brass sponge for cleaning soldering iron tip, heavy duty stand (for soldering iron), 1-lb lead-free solder, copper foil, paste flux, flux brush, pre-tinned copper wire, black patina, finishing polish. 

Est. material fee:  $0 - $150 (depends on extras you might purchase to take home)

Prerequisite: None



Becky is the owner of Naturally, a wholesale and retail company specializing in semi-precious stone jewelry to compliment the wardrobe. Her experience in jewelry design and production started in 1985, with a background in apparel. Becky started teaching at William Holland in 1997. Becky is also a regular instructor for Beads by Design, Marietta, GA., Cobb County, GA Senior Services, Cobb County, GA Gem & Mineral Society, where she serves as dealer chair for the annual gem/mineral show, and is a trustee for the society. She also teaches private and group classes in her studio. She has also taught for Beadfest, sponsored by Lapidary Journal and Step by Step magazine and has been published in Bead and Button Magazine where her Kumihimo with Beads design Simple Exchange was chosen for the Best Of 2009 hardback book. Her jewelry can be found in several galleries in Georgia and North Carolina.