|Metalworking 101 with Patti Bullard
Patti Bullard is a jewelry instructor, the inventor of Wubbers® pliers, and a lifelong artist. Patti has taught wire working and metalsmithing across the United States since 2004, and loves sharing her enthusiasm and techniques with others. Patti’s experience in many forms of jewelry creation has given her a unique insight into the best tools and creation methods, and she enjoys teaching others how to craft unique jewelry pieces. You’ll be amazed how easy Patti makes soldering!
In this DVD collection, Patti Bullard guides you through 6 different jewelry projects covering a variety of skills from soldering to riveting to setting to shaping.
|DVD 1: Earring Essentials
Make 2 different pairs of earrings in Earring Essentials. Learn to solder post earrings and make ear hooks, explore dapping and texturing, and make a wire wrapped dangle. You’ll learn all the basics of soldering, including pickling, quenching, torch safety, and Patti’s little tricks to make soldering fun and easy.
|DVD 2: Geometric Links Bracelet
Shape heavy-gauge wire around Wubbers® mandrel pliers and make perfect soldered joins while making this Geometric Links Bracelet. Discover Patti’s satin-smooth finish secret and find the best tool for the job. You’ll create a dangly, jangly bracelet that is a great gift and will help you practice soldering.
|DVD 3: Mix & Match Stacking Rings
Use special wire and the soldering techniques we’ve practiced to create your own Mix & Match Stacking Rings. Discover how to solder a ring, attach a bezel cup, and set a cabochon in the bezel. Plus tips on finishing the rings and applying patina.
|DVD 4: Mixed Metal Collage Pendant
Step into an art & composition cold connections workshop with this Mixed Metal Collage Pendant. Discover what makes a collage pendant interesting, learn to punch and rivet metal, and make a one-of-a-kind bail. Then turn on your flame to paint with heat patinas! Includes a tracing example and a composition guide.
|DVD 5: Discover Open Back Bezels
Step into an art & composition cold connections workshop with this Mixed Metal Collage Pendant. Discover what makes a collage pendant interesting, learn to punch and rivet metal, and make a one-of-a-kind bail. Includes a tracing example and a composition guide.
|DVD 6: Twinkle Star Bracelet
Stamp and decorate this mixed metal Twinkle Star Bracelet to create a charming link bracelet. Solder and cold connect to create a piece that fits the wrist perfectly and showcases your mastery of soldering techniques.
|Each DVD comes complete with written follow-up directions for each and every project, along with sizing information and even a guide to composition. Total run time for the 6 DVD's is 6h 48m 50s.|