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Soldering 101

Rochelle Gaukel
9:00 - 4:30
Sun Aug 11

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$ 185  

In this workshop you will learn the techniques and tricks of soldering glass charms. First part is designing the charms and then we will solder out hearts out. You will learn how to solder those charming scallop bumps, as well as how to antique the shiny silver to an aged patina look.

We will be using rhinestones, buttons, glass glitter, vintage book pages, images, rubber stamps for stamping words, etc. The list goes on and on of what you can make inside your charms.

When you discover how easy these are to make, you will want to sit down and make hundreds more! This workshop is a great class for the beginner soldering student. 


Materials Fee $35 cash paid at beginning of class includes:
Glass, copper tape, papers, book pages, images, vintage papers, rhinestones, buttons, words, glass glitter, small bits and pieces, jump rings, patina. (I will have glues, clear caulking)..

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

Cookie sheet for your solder station
Soldering iron (WELLER 100 WATT/Model W100PG) - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/weller-w100pg-heavy-duty-soldering-iron-with-ct6f7-tip-700-degree-tip-100-watt/
Soldering iron stand - https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Pro-Soldering-Iron-Stand/dp/B004BNBQV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_mod_primary_new?crid=2H6V7WE0NFWL8&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Wid_3t99MnWMssi5J0Ga34lQZSgBK4qNRMq4VVx8Rlb6qHzLANs0YitZSTDLS9wAVlsKl3ksGz_HGLiOqzlStuxY1aznWoTI4k25im1mW4eHQGx6RpbWZJ8anb3sX2qI5NDjLp0t66-mvBruQlMt1RBWcO8pIE8KI_AdPoFqlEAx832KijwOFIjhA6o4gSG1HattrMB5qTGpqAPAYOQB1A.G_IZ1xtjKVqRb4Fe8BxmV4PjNfkwTZdqFqy1xgX_2Cw&dib_tag=se&keywords=studio+pro+soldering+iron+stand&qid=1707886401&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=studio+pro+%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1
Spool of lead-free solder - https://www.nwartglass.com/product/tournaline-solder-lead-free/
Flux - https://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Water-Soluble-Lead-Free-Flux-1UYJ9
Sal Ammoniac block - https://www.amazon.com/Large-Sal-Ammoniac-Tinning-Block/dp/B0051KK252/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=T2Z6XI5FA78F&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DbEEdY8zAUjdt4WtQQRREtiauUgeDG6geaiPO1JmiUKij_HGXa_p2Kwo0UYDO2CncWacWnFjKR1FcDW0ylQjneL_8FIZ8W7G52DNVhST1gw.n6k2uDqmXSsP7T1Yyk5riKpCZUrZcIsnpYa0Nx7E410&dib_tag=se&keywords=salamoniac+block&qid=1707886476&sprefix=salamoniac%2Caps%2C267&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1&smid=AKCXQPPQ1G8EO
Jewelry pliers set
Rag or towel

Optional items:
Any bits and pieces you would want to personalize in your glass charms.

Click here for a printable page

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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