Hot Connections: Connecting Components

Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: We have seen how versatile soldering circles is, now let us move on to connecting those circles together and adding other components. The first project will be a pair of earrings constructed from concentric sterling silver hoops. Next we will move on to fabricating and attaching embellishments to stacking rings, and setting posts on earrings.  

In order to create our components we will explore the use of mandrels, bail making pliers, disk cutters, stamps and metal shears. Supplies for additional jewellery (sterling silver wire, gold-filled wire, sterling silver sheet, bezel cups and cabochons) will be available for purchase from the instructor.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Prerequisite: Hot Connections 1 or experience soldering with a micro torch. Introduction to Sawing and Piercing or experience using a jeweller’s saw is an asset but not a requirement.

Technique: Fabricating jewellery that requires more than one solder join

Need to bring: Any metalworking tools that the student likes to work with.  Please wear clothes that can get dirty and bring an apron if you have one. As this is a full day class, please bring a lunch. Coffee and cold drinks will be provided.



Price: 90.00 +HST
Kit Fee: 50.00 Includes: sterling silver wire to make 2 pair of multi-hoop earrings, 8+ earring wires, 3 stacking rings, a piece of sterling silver sheet (1"x 2") for ring adornments and post earrings, a bezel cup and stone for a ring.
Duration: approximately 7 hours

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
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To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Iris Rogers Melamed

Iris began beading about 15 years ago. From there she moved on to chainmaille, wire work, metal clay and ultimately metal work. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to learn more about working with metal to share with her students. Iris has studied with Michael David Sturlin giving her a great foundation in technique and design. She continues to develop her own skills by studying with renowned metalsmiths and jewelers including Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tim McCreight, Pauline Warg, and Cynthia Eid.

Inspired by nature, colours of stones and the malleability of metals, Iris actively records ideas to use in her class.

Iris' advice to others? "I have two favourite saying that continue to inspire me: 'Success is the  ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm' (Winston Churchill), and 'You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.' (Maya Angelou)."

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