Part 3 of the Intro to Metalsmithing Series will focus on the ring making and soldering wire. You will learn how to size and form a ring and will learn a more advanced soldering technique called pick soldering. Letter stamping, textures, and patina will also be covered in this class.
- Lesson 1: Welcome and Ring Sizing (6:16)
- Lesson 2: Measuring and Cutting Ring Band (13:08)
- Lesson 3: Letter Stamping and Texturing (12:15)
- Lesson 4: Annealing and Ring Forming (6:51)
- Lesson 5: Soldering and Reshaping Ring Band (5:19)
- Lesson 6: Polishing and Patina (8:55)
- Lesson 7: Forming Stacking Rings (10:09)
- Lesson 8: Soldering Stacking Rings (6:59)
- Lesson 9: Shaping, Texturing and Polishing Stacking Rings (11:20)
- Class Handouts
- Supply List
Chains made using pick soldering.
Thanks for checking out KP Studio! My name is Michelle Moyer and I am the owner of KP Studio and the artist behind Michelle Haumont Jewelry.
I began my adventures in metalsmithing in 2011 when I took my first metalsmithing class at a local studio. I was immediately hooked and spent all of my free time in the studio exploring and perfecting my craft. I quit my job in 2012 to pursue my craft full time. In 2013, I began teaching beginning and intermediate jewelry. I was fortunate in 2016, when the stars all aligned allowing me to open KP Studio. Continuing to grow and learn is important to me and in 2018, I took a comprehensive stone setting class with Blaine Lewis at New Approach School For Jewelers in Arlington, Tennessee.
When I opened KP Studio my goal was to create a community of metalsmiths. I wanted it to be a place for people to come to learn the craft. Not just from our instructors but also from each other. I wanted everyone who walked through the door to feel welcome in a friendly and non-competitive environment where we all support one another. I feel like I have watched this dream become a reality and I am so grateful to everyone who has played a role in giving my dream life.
I often get asked about the name. Family is and always will be my top priority. Kenneth was my dad and Pierre was his dad, my grandfather. I lost them within 4 months of eachother about the time I was starting my jewelry line and their deaths were what propelled me to follow my dreams. KP Studio is a shortened version of Kenneth Pierre. And as a sidenote, the purple in my logo and on this site was inspired by my stepdad, Merle, whom passed away the year I opened the studio. Purple was his favorite color. He would have been so very proud of this studio.
I am really excited to be taking our classes online so that we can welcome even more people into our jewelry community.