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Simple Beginnings: Soldering Jewelry: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings & Moreby Suzann Sladcik Wilson
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Welcome to the World of Custom Soldering If you've never picked up a soldering iron, then you haven't even begun to unlock your potential for making beautiful custom jewelry! Soldering is a fun easy-to-learn craft that allows you make professional quality jewelry at home. Jewelry artist Suzann Sladik Wilson starts at the very beginning, and teaches you everything you need to know to solder unique pendants, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings. She provides step-by-step guidance on basic techniques, illustrated with hundreds of color photographs that show exactly how to make your own beautiful soldered jewelry. Learn to solder as you create memorable gifts like Feeling Green pendant, Ancient Glass necklace, Ants Go Marching bracelet, Golden Glam earrings, and more. Projects are included for beginner, intermediate, and advanced craft enthusiasts, assuring that you will always have an inspiring new challenge on hand as your skills increase. Inside you'll learn: - Safe and Easy Soldering Techniques - Buying and Selecting Materials - Storing and Taking Care of your Tools - Assembling Jewelry, Using Copper Foil, and Applying Solder - Adding Elements to your Soldered Projects - Creating Custom Designs
Beginners will learn safe and easy techniques for soldering to create custom pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings and more.
Soldering is a fun craft that can produce beautiful custom pieces from jewelry to picture frames, but if you've never had the chance to pick up a soldering iron, the process can seem a little daunting. Where can you find the tools you will need? What do you do with them once you have them? And what materials should you work with? In Simple Beginnings in Custom Soldering, renowned artist Suzann Sladcik Wilson will put all these questions to rest. Wilson will take you to the very beginning of the soldering process and teach you about the tools you will need and the materials you should buy. Then, she will take you step by step through the basic soldering techniques you will need to know to create your own woks of art. Projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced craft enthusiasts are included, ensuring that you'll always have something new to inspire and create as your skills increase. Use this book to make pendants, bracelets, earrings, frames, and more, all in your own unique, creative style. Get started today!
About the Author
Wilson has been published in Bead Style, Simply Beads Magazine, Bead Trends, and in the books Four Seasons of Beading and Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!. Wilson has been a guest on Military Mom Radio and Motherhood Talk Radio, each show reaching 60,000 listeners. Additionally, Wilson has been a substitute host on the Her Insight Radio Network. She is also a Professional Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association, and in January 2011 received the coveted Craft and Hobby Association Designer Press Kit award for an innovative necklace design. She attended Loyola University of Chicago, earning her bachelor’s degree in education.
Table of Contents
Intro Chapter 1: Tools and Supplies Chapter 2: Project Materials Chapter 3: Beading 101 Chapter 4: Simple Steps for Making a Pendant (SBS) Chapter 5: Simple Steps for Soldering (SBS cont'd) Chapter 6: Jewelry Designs (Pendants, Necklaces, Bracelets, Other Jewelry) Inspirational Ideas Appendix Soldering FAQs
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