All About Soldering Jewelry class at Silver Peak Studio in Louisville, CO

All About Soldering

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Increase your confidence with soldering, no matter what the project!

Many metalsmiths struggle with becoming proficient in soldering. Without proper guidance and practice it is difficult to progress in this very important aspect of creating metal jewelry. This essential "technique only" workshop is specifically designed to foster an atmosphere of support and encouragement.

We will cover:

  • the basic principles of soldering
  • how different metals behave during soldering
  • which solders to use for different pieces
  • practice 7 different soldering techniques: sweat soldering, solder inlay, 3D soldering, ring soldering, wire soldering, and butt-joint soldering

Class Duration: 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch

Prerequisite: None

Last day to cancel for a full refund or credit is January 14, 2023.  After this date, no refunds or credits will be given. No exceptions. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code.  By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code. 

Tools and Materials

Tools needed: You will need to bring your own KN95 or N95 mask to use while polishing.  If you do not have one, we have them for sale for $5 (limit 1 per person).

Materials kit: $25 cash (Exact change please), venmo, or check payable to Silver Peak Studio

About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson

Kenzie Nelson headshotKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.