Fire! Fire!

by Joy Masters on October 19, 2009

Oh, yes. They let me use fire. Silly of them.

I took my first Silver Jewelry For Beginners class at SVA – School of Visual Arts in NYC – a couple weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. I will be honest though, using the gas fed flame for soldering was a wee bit unnerving at first. But dowsing the hot metal in water had a very satisfying chshh sound.

Chsssh. Nice.

We learned to solder using sheet solder and silver and we madeĀ a bezel and base for a ring. The next class, which is tonight, should be really, really fun, now that I am not as afeared of the flame.

The bezel and the cabochons:

firstsolderm cabsforclassm1

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