lessons for fast and fabulous metal rings. Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen I. Driggs in 7 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to fabricate metal rings in an hour or less. Boost your jewelry-making skills with how-tos for simple overlapped bands, soldered bands made of round wire and half-round wire, and riveted rings. Plus, discover several variations on each ring to jump-start you own designs.
You can fuse metal together without having to solder it. By using a butane torch, you can heat your pieces of metal until they are almost but not quite melted. Once they reach this flashpoint, you can easily fuse the pieces together.