Boulder Metalsmithing Workshop, Jewelry class, Sweat Soldering, Silver Peak Studio

Sweat Soldering with the Heat Zone Method

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Add dimension to your jewelry designs by learning how to solder layered metal!  In this one-day metalsmithing workshop, you will earn how to take your own design of a sawn piece of metal and solder it onto a back plate by using the Heat Zone method.

In addition to learning the heat zone method, metalsmiths will learn Michele's tricks (from her years of sweat soldering) about how to properly sweat solder sawn and small pieces!

Class duration: 8 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch.

Prerequisites: students must be proficient in sawing and soldering  

Last day to cancel for a full refund: November 5, 2020.

Tools and Materials: 

Tools will be provided.  You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask for polishing as well as a design that will fit onto about half of a 2" x 2" piece of metal.  Please note: you will need enough metal for the back plate, which will be a little large than your design.

Materials kit fee: (bring check or cash - exact change is appreciated)

  • $45.  Materials Kit includes: 2" x 2" sterling silver sheet, solder, sandpaper, and silver for ear-wire or bail.

About the instructor, Michele Throne

Michele Throne

Michele’s first dip into metalsmithing started with a high school class. She then picked it back up after getting her BFA at Florida State University. She’s been a full time jeweler for 11 years, and has been teaching art since 1998 and metalsmithing since 2012. She has taught workshops in Estes Park, Boulder Metalsmithing Association, and now at Silver Peak Studio.

Her deep love and appreciation for everything outdoors and love for people inspire her to create jewelry focused on nature and the human experience.