Due to popular request, I've added another "Soldering Workshop" date to my calendar! I'm going to host my next "Soldering Workshop" on Saturday, March 27th from 10am - 4pm. It is an "all in one" class - basically a combination of my basic introductory class and my advanced class. After some discussion with previous students, we realized that both classes can be completed within the same day. In the Workshop, we will still cover the same topics and skills that I currently cover in my basic class, but at a much faster pace.
The Soldering Workshop will be held at my home from 10am - 4pm. My home is located in Roanoke, TX (close to both 114 and I35, and Texas Motor Speedway). We'll start out with the introductory soldering class where we will discuss soldering tools, supplies, and the basics of jewelry charm soldering. In this class you will create one (possibly two depending on time) 1.5" charm. All of the tools and supplies you will need are provided in this class. However, you are welcome to bring any custom art you would like to use, should you want to personalize your charms. If you bring art or photos, please make sure that they are laser printed on plain (not photo) paper. Photo paper (matte and glossy) has a plastic coating on it which will melt under the heat of a soldering iron. You will need two images, one for the front and one for the back of your charm.
We'll take a short break (where you're welcome to either eat a lunch/snack you've brought with you or run out and pick something up) and then jump into discussing advanced techniques. In this segment, we'll discuss and I will demonstrate creating bubble charms, working with bevels, shadow box charms, soldering non-glass items, and decorative soldering. Then, we'll work together to create a variety of charms to add to your collection. If you choose to bring art for your charms, please make sure they are printed on laser paper, and are in the following sizes: one sized to 1", one sized to 3/4", one sized to 1-1/2". The supplies and tools are provided for this segment also.
I try to keep the classes small with 6 or less students attending so that everyone is able to receive personal attention and assistance.
If you are interested in attending this class, registering is easy! Simply click on the link below! Seats are only reserved once payment is received. If you pass this message onto your friends, and they register to take the class with you, you will receive a $5 rebate off of your class tuition!