Always eyeballing those gorgeous metal stacking rings on Etsy or wishing for a pair of dangly earrings in an out-there shape? Well, pick up the soldering iron and get to work.
Learn the basics of metalsmithing including soldering, pickling, and finishing; go over tools and safety at a jewelry-making workshop at Left Coast Art Studio in Los Osos on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. The workshop fee is $80 and each participant will solder several rings to bring home.
Optional tool kits are available for an additional $80 so you can continue metalsmithing after the class. The kit includes micro torch, butane, soldering block, titanium pick, cross locking tweezers, flux, and solder. Visit squareup.com/store/sweetbella for more information and to sign up.