We hope your new year is off to a good start! Who has set a resolution to learn a new technique or take your jewelry making to the next level? We have heard from a lot of people who have set this goal for themselves and we want to help.
Soldering is a jewelry making technique that seems just out of reach for a lot of people. It requires new tools and materials and you're literally playing with fire. We want to make soldering more accessible to people because it can really kick your designs up a notch, not to mention it's really fun!
So what is soldering?
Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal(solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal. [Source]
Soldering is used to seal jump rings, create bezels around stones, make your own chain, and embellish any piece of metal. Beaducation is your one-stop shop for all things soldering -- including lessons on how to do it! We offer a selection of butane torches, sheet metal and blanks for soldering to, small solderable accents for embellishing your work, and the solder itself.
Best of all, we have FREE classes that will teach you everything you need to know. Start with the basics: Butane Torch Safety and Setting Up for Soldering At Home. Once you are comfortable with the tools, get started with Introduction to Soldering. Instructor Kate Richbourg will put you at ease as you work with the torch and solder paste. For the more advanced metalsmith, try Soldered Rim Pendant or Soldered Rings and Bezels. All of our classes are free and we invite you to keep learning as your skills advance!
Now is a great time to get started soldering because we have put all of the tools and materials you need on sale! Save up to 40% on almost 100 items, including torches, paste, solder picks, and the safety goggles! We have put together a Soldering Starter Kit that is a great value, and it is an additional 10% off through January 27.
What are you waiting for? Start soldering now!