Workshop: Using Soldering Investment to Position Small Parts for Soldering

Workshop:  Using Soldering Investment to Position Small Parts for Soldering

Diane Falkenhagen, Instructor

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost $85.00
Location: Glassell Studio of Art Jewelry Studio
2450 Holcombe Blvd. #2
Houston, TX  77021
(Parking tokens will be validated at the school.)

Soldering investment is a plaster-of-paris-like material used to hold small metal parts together in precise positions until soldering is complete. In this one-day workshop students will prepare, assemble, invest and solder the parts for a simple tube setting with prongs. Most materials provided, including extra investment to take home. Some soldering experience helpful.

Diane Falkenhagen is a Galveston jewelry artist and former jewelry instructor at Alvin Community College. Find out more about Diane and her work at

Students should bring:
   Dust Mask
   X-Acto Knife (Standard type with No 11 blade)
   Silver Solder (Hard, Medium and Easy)
   Solder Pick and Flux Brush
   6″ or 8″ Flat Hand File, Medium Cut
   Brown Bag Lunch (There is no Saturday food service on campus.)

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  1. Amy Chandler says:

    Is this course a beginning level course??

    • Houston Metal Arts Guild says:

      This is not a beginner-level workshop. The instructor explains while the class is designed to address a specific soldering setup, and she would be willing to help you through the soldering part, you may not be able to repeat it on your own with little or no soldering experience. You are welcome to attend; however, if your expectations are to be able to solder, she is not sure you would consider it worthwhile.