Course Description

RISD CE jewelry design course: Soldering for Professional Practice

In this introduction to soldering you will learn how to set up a safe soldering station in your home studio. You will learn jewelry and small object soldering techniques as practiced in a professional studio. You will learn to construct a pendant with hollow elements and a suitable chain to suspend it from, as well as a pair of earrings to complement the pendant. We will cover simple forming and construction techniques for the pendant and precision soldering to assemble the chain. The goal is to understand the appropriate method to create a solid and functional piece of jewelry.

Note: Students should have a work area sufficiently ventilated for soldering and torch work. Your work area should allow for the safe operation, use, and storage of soldering materials during and after remote instruction through the program.


  • Winnie Chu

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jan 08, 2024 to Feb 18, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $455.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 07, 2023 to Jan 03, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 08, 2024 to Feb 18, 2024
  • Winnie Chu
Necessary Supplies
For this course you will need a variety of art supplies and equipment. You will need to purchase equipment to set up your studio that will cost up to $400 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.
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