« Eagle Claw Snap-On Floats Assortment, 12 Piece (Red and White, 1-Inch/1-1/4-Inch/1-1/2-Inch/1-3/4-Inch) Lionel Polar Express Remote Train Set – O-Gauge » 3 thoughts on “Simple Soldering: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making” 73 of 73 people found the following review helpful Everything you need to know about soldering!!, November 12, 2012 By joann K. hayssen (andover, ma USA) – This review is from: Simple Soldering: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making (Paperback) I took a soldering class from Kate this past summer and bought her book to have on hand as a reference. It is simply fabulous!! If you’ve never soldered metal to make jewelry, you can pick up this book, get your tools and supplies in order and get started. Kate begins with the very basic step of setting up your soldering space. Every tool or supply you will need is listed, along with a clear picture of each item and a description. This style is continued throughout the book, with detailed instructions and clear pictures for each step. Her pictures truly show what you need to know and do, from the perspective of a person attempting to make a piece, not all that easy to accomplish. I love that she’s set up “sampler squares” that show specific techniques that are later referenced in the projects. These go beyond the basics of soldering and include extras like sawing, riveting, forming domes and more. If that’s not enough, a DVD is included for we visual folks. This is an awesome book for learning and to use as a reference – I highly recommend it!!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 42 of 42 people found the following review helpful I Love It, December 7, 2012 By Cookie – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Simple Soldering: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making (Paperback) I don’t often get excited about a book, enough to say I love it, but this is one of those books. In addition, it comes with a DVD of Ms. Richbourg walking you through some of the projects in the book. I knew I liked her teaching style after seeing her demonstrate the micro torch during a free lesson on Craftsy. She is like having a good friend with you showing you the ropes. The book itself is also easy to follow along and has brought me to a level of comfortable beginner after completing the sampler. Now I’m ready to try some more advanced projects. If you have ever given thought to soldering jewelry, please do not hesitate to purchase this book/DVD combo. I can’t praise it highly enough. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 45 of 48 people found the following review helpful Great photos, December 30, 2012 By Tina – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Simple Soldering: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making (Paperback) This book has great photos with clear, well written instructions. I just wish it didn’t use so much silver. I teach high school and we only use base metals (copper, nickel, brass) so a lot of this isn’t as applicable as I’d like because silver acts so different. But if you want to use silver, it’s a great book! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.