Fall 2012

Simple Soldering
A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making

Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes
years of dedication, requires a large studio space,
and costs a lot of money. However, Kate Richbourg,
seasoned instructor, proves that’s not necessarily the
case. Simple Soldering is complete in its exploration of
the craft of creating soldered metal jewelry, including
tools, techniques, an instructional DVD, and 20
beautiful projects that beginners and enthusiasts can
make at home.
Simple Soldering demystifies basic soldering for any
home crafter, showing how to create sophisticated,
polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces
using basic tools and techniques. Kate also examines
common mistakes, shows how to correct or adapt
them, and gives advice on when it’s time to start
over. Most of all, having taught thousands of classes
on soldering, Kate has a “you can do it!” attitude
that shines through to help even the most reluctant
jewelry maker fire up the torch with ease. With Simple
Soldering, the art of metalworking one-of-a-kind
jewelry is now at your fingertips.

Kate Ferrant Richbourg 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.

ISBN: 978-1-59668-550-5

Page Count: 160

Format: Paperback + DVD

Trim Size: 8½ × 9

US Price: $26.95

Release Date: December

Canada: $26.95

Season: Fall 2012

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Simple Soldering