Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1


Curious about building your skills and learning to solder a large piece of jewelry? In this class you will learn wire soldering techniques while creating a wide cuff (1 ½”) out of sterling silver with rails to thicken the edge. We'll give you a foundation for fabricating—future embellishments are up to you.



The Materials Kit is in addition to tuition and is payable to the instructor. Kit includes : Flexshaft cleanup tools, handouts and other materials needed to complete project. 



Students are responsible for bringing the following tools & materials

  • Any jewelry tools you currently have in your toolbox 


    •  2x6" strip Sterling silver sheet, 20ga
    • 14 or 16 ga Sterling Silver Round wire (16" minimum)
    • 20ga Silver Wire solder, Hard, 20" minimum (Rio 101704)
    • Soldering Pick
    • jewelry metal files 

      — coarse (instructor likes #00 flat)

      — medium (instructor likes #2 flat)

      — fine (instructor likes I like #4 flat-1/2 round)

    • Jewelry saw and blades (I like 2/0)
    • Flex shaft tools for cleaning jewelry
    • Flat nose pliers
    • Needle nose pliers
    • Safety glasses
    • calipers
    • Fine Tip Black Sharpie
    • Cash or a check made out to Chapin Dimond for the materials kit


    Contact hours 8


    Fabricating a Cuff with Rails: Sun, Oct 30

    SKU: 020747
    • Metalsmithing 1