Metalwork & Jewelry Soldered Ring Objectives: Students will create a ring using metal held together by solder. Vocabulary: Solder: Something that joins or cements. Sweat Solder: Melting solder on one object prior to attaching it to the second. Pickle: A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing. Torch: A portable apparatus that produces a very hot flame by the combustion of gases, used in welding and construction. Fusing: To join together by melting. Flux: A substance applied to a surface to be joined by welding, soldering, or brazing to facilitate the flowing of solder and prevent formation of oxides. Goals: Design a ring that you would like to make using nickel silver. Learn and understand all of the processes involved in ring design including sizing and shaping. Enhance your sawing and filing skills. Learn the basics of the soldering process and the safety considerations. Key Points: Begin by sketching at least 5 possible designs. Your design must include piercing and alterations to at least one edge. Find your ring size. Create a mock-up ring using oak tag. Consider the finish. Polished, sanded, textured, etc. It must look finished and professional!!! Craftsmanship!!! Planning: Sizing? Sketches: 5 possible designs. Mock-up!!! ***You must pass the solder written test and demonstration test in order to use the solder!!!