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Hot Connections: Marriage of Metals

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST

Cdn $100.00 +Kit fee: $60, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will explore the process of creating patterns from four different metals – sterling silver, copper, brass and bronze. Starting with a basic structure, we will progress through cutting and rearranging to make unique designs that will then be transformed into jewellery. You will not necessarily make the pieces shown – yours will be your one of a kind patterns and jewelry. Through this process we will be soldering multiple times, using different techniques. We will also use the flexshaft and various attachments to refine and finish our pieces.

Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Must have taken at least Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

Technique: Combining different types of metals to create patterns, multiple soldering joins, soldering from the stick, working with the flexshaft to clean up pieces.

Bring to class: Glasses and magnification tools (if required), dust mask, patience and imagination!

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.


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December 7, 2019
10:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST
Cdn $100.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Iris Rogers Melamed


Kit Fee:
$60, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
4 pieces of 22 gauge metal, ½ inch x 4 inches, one each of sterling silver, copper, brass, and bronze. Solder (hard, medium and easy). Use of polishing wheels, bristle discs and snap on discs of different grades. Use of the instructor's disc cutters, both round and oval. Earwires, chain and additional metal will be available for purchase.

How to Register:

  • You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration
  • Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
  • For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • Virtual classes: Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
  • In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.