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11 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. Reticulated Star Pendant - learn how to texture silver with your blowtorch

      3:03
    • 2. Reticulated Star Pendant - materials

      1:16
    • 3. Reticulated Star Pendant - equipment

      2:20
    • 4. Reticulated Star Pendant - soldering equipment

      5:15
    • 5. Reticulated Star Pendant - depleting the silver

      18:42
    • 6. Reticulated Star Pendant - reticulating the silver 2

      12:48
    • 7. Reticulated Star Pendant - sawing the star

      12:11
    • 8. Reticulated Star Pendant - filing

      7:02
    • 9. Reticulated Star Pendant - soldering the bail

      5:32
    • 10. Reticulated Star Pendant - burnishing

      4:49
    • 11. Reticulated Star Pendant - final thoughts

      3:24

About This Class

Learn how to texture silver using your blowtorch! Smooth shiny silver is beautiful, using a rolling mill or hammers to add patterns to your silver is lots of fun - but have you tried using a blowtorch to create a random rippled effect across your silver?

Reticulated patterns are great fun to produce as you can never be quite sure what you're going to get! The technique essentially requires you to melt the surface of the silver and allow it to cool down again, but the key is in the preparation of the surface. This class will take you through everything you need to know, and as I've used my piece of reticulated sheet to create a simple dainty star pendant I will also give you a refresher on sawing techniques.

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The Reticulated Star Pendant class is part of a series on Intermediate Silversmithing. As you progress through the series I will help you build on the skills covered in the Silversmithing for Beginners series, encouraging you to create more complex projects. I will always take you through everything you need step by step, and include troubleshooting sections where appropriate too. We will be covering soldering, various methods of stone setting, etching and more. This class is an intermediate class as it assumes that you already have good torch control and have soldering experience.