JUNE 5-10, 2022 WILLIAM HOLLAND
BECKY PATELLIS - 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 called “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. The school has soldering irons and rheostats for student use, or you can bring your own. Students will also need to bring a pair of chain nose pliers or a third-hand (that they don’t care gets used with heat), safety glasses, assortment of cabochons and beads, some wire working tools, mask, and non-latex gloves. Instructor will supply patina and patina brush, polishing compound, some cabs (for purchase at very reasonable prices), and additional assortment of wire. Class fee includes lead-free solder, copper foil, paste flux, flux brush, sal ammoniac (cleaning block), tinned copper wire.