Online class Soldering 101 Bohemian Illumination-soldering for newbies Online workshop #onlineclasses
The quickest way to access the course is here:https://www.artsybohemian.com/soldering-101-sales-page This is an online course and there is no kit included in the price. This course was designed for beginners and intermediate students. Do not buy this course if you have many years of experience in soldering, unless of course you want to. Have you always wondered how to make those pretty little charms with metal around them? Well, let me illuminate you! With over 10 years of teaching this fun craft you’ll finish class with a basket full of techniques and a beautiful project (FYI this sun catcher has been pinned on Pinterest close to 500,000 times and counting)! Expect to make dozens of charms including how to solder a glass vial, flat back marbles and charm sandwiches! Even though this class is geared toward making the sun catcher it really is a lot more than that. All of the techniques I teach will start you on your way to make your own artisan jewelry and ornaments to sell if you wish. The first part of the video series we’ll learn what soldering equipment I use and the safest materials for this type of soldering. You will also learn the following: *How to drill holes into the drift wood and attach head pins to hang the chain and samples of other things you can use instead of drift wood. I’ll also demonstrate how to attach the hanging wire. *How to prepare “simple” charms using game pieces, dominoes, “hole” less objects, small rocks and more with copper foil tape. *How to solder the simple charms and attach jump rings in an efficient way (my exclusive jump ring secrets). If you’ve ever soldered and quit because you couldn’t attach the jump rings I’ll get you over that hump. *My one simple trick to make sure your soldering tip will always be tinned and you’ll never have to use toxic sal ammoniac to clean it! *Once you’ve mastered the simple charms (games pieces, small rocks etc) we move onto charm sandwiches (2 pieces of glass with something sandwiched in between) and all the variations of charm sandwiches and ephemera to use inside them. * How to solder small glass vials and 3 different ways to solder them. I’ll show you how to make a wire “basket” handle along with 2 other secrets to enclose the lid. *How to patina your charms to age them (optional). *How to avoid common mistakes with regards to soldering and what to do with the “bad” charms. *How to wire wrap the charms and make your own jump rings to attach to the chain. We’ll finish by attaching everything to the driftwood. Why should I take a class with you? Here is what I can offer: 1. Short cuts and tips, from over a decade of soldering and jewelry design. 2. A library of tested resources, 3. Detailed step by step instruction. 4. High definition video presentation that you can watch over and over again from the comfort of your home. 5. The experience imparted in one course from me is worth thousands of dollars and countless hours because..... All the soldering and jewelry making mistakes I’ve made are your victory. Meaning you probably won’t make the same mistakes I did because I’ll show you how to avoid them. Even if you do make mistakes I’ll show you how to make it pretty! I eat, live and breath my craft, every day. Decades of accumulated knowledge, teaching and making. It’s what I do and now I’m going to show you that you can do it too. Who is this course for? Anyone and everyone, beginners to advanced, with a sense of adventure and a can do attitude. Anyone who wants to start a new hobby or brush up on skills to the serious artist wanting to make a living selling artisan products from skills learned in my class. Who this course is not for: If you have many years under your belt with this type of soldering or don’t think you can learn anything new or you solder consistently this class may not be for you. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s): I’ve never soldered before can I still take this class? YES! I cater to newbies and seasoned solderers alike, plus you can re-wind any segment a zillion times until you get it! Will there be an online forum to ask questions? YES! There is a Facebook group for all of my online classes to share successes and concerns. I want to buy supplies so I’m ready when the course starts is there a supply list? YES! Once you purchase the class I will send an email with all the resources to purchase materials and tools and everything you’ll need to start. I’ll also have recommendations for online and brick and mortar sources. I’ve never taken an online course how does that work? When you sign up for class you’ll receive a password within 24 hours that will allow access to the classroom. Think of it this way, when you take an in person workshop, you drive (or fly) to the workshop location and enter the classroom, sit down and take the class only for this class you don’t have to fly or drive anywhere and you can turn on your device or computer in your jammies and eat cereal while you watch the instructional videos! If you know how to turn on your computer or phone or ipad and are familiar with the internet or have bought things online or have any social media you should be able to take a course online no problem. Will you have kits? YES! They can be purchased separately in my store and are not included in the price of the class. Each one will be a little different but equally fantastic! The kits include 1 piece of drift wood (approx..12-15 inches long), 15 chandelier crystals, chain, 2-3 game pieces, 3 flat back marbles, wire, 20 head pins, some shells and beads, 6 pieces of pre-cut glass for charm sandwiches, 14-20 new and vintage simulated pearls and a few buttons. **** Please see the listing in my store for kits.***** If there are no kits it means they are sold out. Contact me to reserve the next re-stock. This is an online class. Your receipt will be your paypal or credit card invoice and access to the class will be your paypal email unless specified otherwise. After you purchase the class you will receive an email with in 24 hours (usually a lot sooner) with access to the classroom. All pictures above are class samples and for example only. FYI you will need a computer or device that is connected to high speed internet or wi-fi to view this course.