2 Day Live Workshop
Heat Zone #2
with Helen Blythe-Hart
Saturday - Sunday
April 30-May 1, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
HEAT ZONE #1 students:
Sign up for Heat Zone #2 for a $100 discount!
IMPORTANT! All visitors, instructors, and students will be required to wear face masks at all times while in the building. We encourage social distancing as much as possible and frequent hand washing.
A treasure trove workshop of soldering tips and tricks accumulated over 40 years of a professional Metalsmith's career to help you solder faster, better and neater in most every situation. This demo-packed workshop begins with a refresher on Heat Zone techniques and applies these principles to tricky soldering situations like soldering bezels to heavily textured or curved surfaces, gold bezels/wire/balls onto sterling, dealing with twisted wire, chains, prongs, hinges, beads, blind seams, bails and so much more with little or no clean up. Several types of soldering will be shown like sweat, chip, stick and paste soldering and when to use each of them effectively. Production tips for speed and accuracy will also be demonstrated. Discussions will include torch and fuel selection, soldering surfaces, safety considerations and so much more. A can't-miss workshop to take your soldering to the next level.
PREREQUISITE: Students must be proficient in the techniques shown in Heat Zone 1.
Helen Blythe-Hart has been an internationally collected Metalsmithing artist and educator for over 40 years. She creates strikingly original jewels opulently encrusted with colorful gemstones. Her work is inspired by the fantastical forms of orchids and ethnic adornments which have the magical power to transform and elevate the wearer. Website: http://www.helenblythehart.com
Workshop Artist Assistant
HEAT ZONE #1 students get a $100 discount on Heat Zone #2!
Materials & Supply
Because this is a demo-packed workshop, students will have time to try a few of the most important techniques, but not all of them. Some will be self explanatory. Because we'll be doing several techniques on the same piece, scrap silver can be used if it's available.
- 1" x 2" 22ga sterling sheet
- 3 feet 18ga sterling round wire
- 3" X 1/8" fine silver bezel
- 2" tubing to fit 18ga ID wire
- Scrap silver 1 oz approx.
SOLDER AND FLUX WILL BE PROVIDED BY MAGG
- 6 1/2" medium diamond type inexpensive stainless tweezers
- Bent insulated cross-lock tweezers
- Offset non-insulated tweezers
- Jewelers saw with 4/0 blades
- Joyce Chen-type scissors
- Metal scribe
- Sharpie fine point marker
- Hand or needle files
- -9 and .7mm HB or #2 mechanical pencil lead containers
- Sanding disks for flex shaft -medium plastic backed square center snap-ons and mandrels
- Wire snips
- Masking tape 1"(not blue or green)
MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org
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Cancellation / Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible. A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop. Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund. If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.