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Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making Paperback – November 27, 2012
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"Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making, by Kate Ferrant Richbourg is a complete course in soldering... It is taught with all the clarity and enthusiasm for which the author is famous. I was knocked out by the method of learning devised by the author. I have never seen anything like it. It is wonderful... Each project has the charm of artisan style. The hand crafted look is very evident and completely appealing. None of the designs are anything less than keenly beautiful. Kate Ferrant Richbourg is not only one of our greatest instructors, she is one of our greatest designers." --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry
About the Author
Kate Ferrant Richbourg is the former Director of Education for Beaducation and has led classes and workshops around the world and online. She has more than 16 years of experience teaching jewelry techniques, including beading, wirework, and metalsmithing. Simple Soldering is her first book. Kate lives in California.
Top Customer Reviews
The book itself is also easy to follow along and has brought me to a level of comfortable beginner after completing the sampler. Now I'm ready to try some more advanced projects.
If you have ever given thought to soldering jewelry, please do not hesitate to purchase this book/DVD combo. I can't praise it highly enough.
Once I overcame my fear of the torch, I moved confidently through the rest of the sampler and into the projects. The projects themselves are lovely, and they are open-ended enough that I'm able to adapt them to reflect my own esthetic (and my budget -- as another reviewer noted, they do contain a lot of silver).
My computer's player is kaput, so I haven't been able to watch the DVD yet, but I was inspired to buy this book by watching one of Kate's online video tutorials. Right away I knew her light-hearted but no-nonsense approach would get me over the hump, and that turned out to be the case. I simply can't recommend this book highly enough, especially to beginning jewelers (or jewelers with overgrown phobias, lol).
Her personality is super, she's funny, easy going, calm, words she uses also fun and energetic. She's a total package... love love her. I am now trying to see if she have more books on the market. I can say, I loveeeee her. I can read her books and watch her video over and over again without getting bored.
Everyone who's trying to learn Soldering and more other technique should own this book. Worth every single penny, let me tell you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love her work! Simple instructions, easy to follow and so much information. I cannot wait to get started on my projects.Published 19 days ago by Marci S.
I am new to silversmithing and this book helped me get comfortable working with metal and using a propane torch. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy Hassall
I recommend this book for beginning soldering. It come with a DVD which is almost entirely necessary since the melting of solder on jewelry happens very fast and is a visual... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip Stolze
Helpful information to fill in some gaps on various details that include not only soldering, but riveting and how to hand-make many things needed for jewelry purposes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Monty R. Hughes
Great price on this book. Came quickly, though USPS damaged back corner, so maybe suggest seller add a stiff backer. Book is a comprehensive guide. Lots of good information. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathryn K russ
Good for beginners, easy to read. Covers beginning level soldering and ring fabrication skills. This would help someone get a head start on a class and get an idea of supplies they... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Molanlabe