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Soldering Jump Rings
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Instructor: Kate Richbourg
Technique(s): Metalwork
Level: Beginner
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Soldering a jump ring to a stamped blank will never stump you again! In this FREE class, instructor Kate Richbourg guides you every step of the way and soon you’ll be soldering jump rings with confidence. Your pendants will be safe and secure with a permanently closed ring. As an added bonus, Kate also shows you how to create a simple link chain using the same technique. It’s not as hard as you might think, so gather your soldering tools and let’s get started!

This class has a run time of 16 minutes.
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I watched your video class a few times, orded all my supplies and it was wonderful. Thank you for helping me. I nailed it, or should I say I "soldered" it. You guys are awesome.
02/27/2015
Jennifer
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I am really new a this,so I watched this video and am very happy I did. this video was very clear and understandable. The items I will need are also listed, no guess work this is great! Thank-you.
11/14/2015
yoli
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Great class. One comment though. I have been working with some tiny elements in a pair of earrings. To not overwhelm the small scale of the piece, I've used 22 gauge jump rings I made myself. I'd love to see some tricks and tips you might have about using smaller gauges of wire and soldering them well. So far I've been lucky during "practice" thanks to several Beaducation classes and have solid joins and no melted rings, but sometimes gravity and the force of the torch has caused me some problems. I've been practicing with wire and paste solder and I'll bet you can supply a great number of tips to use when working with "tiny" wire gauges in smaller pieces. I could use the help.
Thanks
12/01/2015
Robin
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To Robin (12/01/15): For the thin wire jump rings you made, you didn't mention if you had "work hardened" that metal after you made the jump rings. Doing that may help the jump rings be stiffer and hold their shape. I use a Beadsmith "Wire Whacker" to work harden my 24gauge wire shapes - works well. You can also use a hammer or mallet. HTH - dem
01/14/2016
DM Harmon
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Thank you so much for this very helpful instruction! I have been afraid to attempt to solder anything and now I am confident that I can do it.
01/22/2016
Terry
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I watched the Soldering Jump Rings class today and all I can say is I was "riveted" to the screen. (Or was I "soldered?" - LOL). Great stuff! I'll watch it several more times before I do my first solder. I'm still amassing the proper tools and equipment, so it will be another couple of weeks before I'm ready. That gives me plenty of times to watch Ms Bourg's excellent classes!
02/07/2016
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