Your Beginning Silversmithing DVD set includes 7 full screen high quality videos and 1 computer data disk with lots of resources. The index for the set is below the slideshow.
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The 20 projects are :

Two Leaves & Flower
Leaf & Flower
Four Balls
Three Leaves
Rectangle Contemporary
Diamond Contemporary
Hummingbird Part
Three Feathers
Random Balls Pendant
Single Band Ring
Stud Earrings

Embellished S Clasp
Ball Embellished Clasp
Twisted Wire Rope Clasp
Fancy Head Pins
Southwest Spiral
Triangles & Squares
Chain Chain Chain
Squiggles
Squiggle Flower
Multi-loop Clasp

DVD Index

Intro, Safety & Tool Information
  1. Introduction
  2. General Safety
  3. Tools You Supply
  4. Unpacking Tools
  5. Table Cover
  6. You Use You Buy
  7. Repacking Box For Return
  8. Basic Tools Overview
  9. Ring & Bracelet Tools
  10. Pickle Preparation
  11. Pickle Disposal
  12. Flux Preparation
  13. Flux Bottle Problems
Copper Exercises
  1. Copper Preparation
  2. Soldering Animations
  3. Soldering Exercises
  4. Solder Preparation
  5. Metal Characteristics
  6. Fluxing
  7. Understanding Fire Scale
  8. Bezel Creation
  9. Back Plate Texturing
  10. My First Bail
  11. Its Solder Time
  12. A Silver Solder Flow Example
Ropes, Balls & Embellishments
  1. Bezel Types & Pointers
  2. Cutting and Sizing Bezel
  3. Inspecting Bezel Joint
  4. Soldering Bezel To Plate
  5. Making Rope
  6. Annealing & Preparing Rope
  7. Soldering Rope to Bezel
  8. Creating Balls
  9. Preparing Embellishments
  10. Two Leaves & Flower
  11. Leaf & Flower
  12. Four Balls
  13. Three Leaves
Rectangle & Diamond Contemporary Pendants
  1. Materials Kit
  2. Classic Hammered Finish
  3. Soldering Bezel
  4. Rectangle Clip Bail
  5. Setting Cabochon
  6. Polishing
  7. Materials Kit Modification
  8. Patterned Hammered Finish
  9. Triangle Clip Bail
  10. Polishing
Bails & Polishing & Hummingbird Part 1
  1. Removing Excess Material
  2. Spider Hold Down
  3. Preparing and Soldering Bail
  4. Setting Cabochon
  5. Polishing and Ring Clamp
  6. Hummingbird
  7. Cabochon to Loose
  8. Positioning Bezel
  9. Preparing Embellishments
  10. More Balls
Hummingbird Part2 & Three Feathers
  1. Soldering It All Together
  2. Remove Excess Material
  3. Patina & Polish
  4. Rope Bail
  5. Three Feathers
  6. The Bezel
  7. The Rope
  8. The Balls
  9. Trim & Grind
  10. Design Change
  11. Fabricate & Attach Feather Loop
  12. Attaching The Bail
  13. Set The Cab & Polish
  14. It's Feather time

 

 

Things That Can Go Wrong & Special Bonus Single Band Ring
  1. Moving Solder Bumps
  2. Bad Flux Symptoms
  3. How Not To Mark Your Piece
  4. Solder Flowed Into Bezel
  5. Dressing The Charcoal Block
  6. Fix a Split Bezel
  7. Torch Running Out Of Butane
  8. Ball Making in Depth
  9. Removing Balls
  10. Removing Bails
  11. Moving Soldered Bezels
  12. Straightening Wire Rope
  13. Adjusting a Bail
  14. Why I Lay My Torch Down
  15. Torch Striker Repair
  16. Bezel Boo-Boos
  17. Replacing a Bezel
  18. Polishing Marks & Pressure
  19. Removing Cabochons
  20. Single Band Ring
Bonus Projects
  1. Stud Earrings
  2. Embellished S Clasp
  3. Ball Embellished Clasp
  4. Twisted Wire Rope Clasp
  5. Fancy Head Pins
  6. Southwest Spiral, Triangles & Squares
  7. Chain Chain Chain
  8. Squiggles
  9. Squiggle Flower
  10. Multi-loop Clasp
  11. Random Balls Pendant
Your Intermediate Silversmithing DVD set includes 6 full screen high quality videos and 1 computer data disk with lots of resources. The index for the set is below the slideshow.
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The 20 projects are :

Two Leaves & Flower
Leaf & Flower
Four Balls
Three Leaves
Rectangle Contemporary
Diamond Contemporary
Hummingbird Part
Three Feathers
Random Balls Pendant
Single Band Ring
Stud Earrings

Embellished S Clasp
Ball Embellished Clasp
Twisted Wire Rope Clasp
Fancy Head Pins
Southwest Spiral
Triangles & Squares
Chain Chain Chain
Squiggles
Squiggle Flower
Multi-loop Clasp

DVD Index

Intro, Safety & Tool Information
  1. Introduction
  2. General Safety
  3. Tools You Supply
  4. Unpacking Tools
  5. Table Cover
  6. You Use You Buy
  7. Repacking Box For Return
  8. Basic Tools Overview
  9. Ring & Bracelet Tools
  10. Pickle Preparation
  11. Pickle Disposal
  12. Flux Preparation
  13. Flux Bottle Problems
Copper Exercises
  1. Copper Preparation
  2. Soldering Animations
  3. Soldering Exercises
  4. Solder Preparation
  5. Metal Characteristics
  6. Fluxing
  7. Understanding Fire Scale
  8. Bezel Creation
  9. Back Plate Texturing
  10. My First Bail
  11. Its Solder Time
  12. A Silver Solder Flow Example
Ropes, Balls & Embellishments
  1. Bezel Types & Pointers
  2. Cutting and Sizing Bezel
  3. Inspecting Bezel Joint
  4. Soldering Bezel To Plate
  5. Making Rope
  6. Annealing & Preparing Rope
  7. Soldering Rope to Bezel
  8. Creating Balls
  9. Preparing Embellishments
  10. Two Leaves & Flower
  11. Leaf & Flower
  12. Four Balls
  13. Three Leaves
Rectangle & Diamond Contemporary Pendants
  1. Materials Kit
  2. Classic Hammered Finish
  3. Soldering Bezel
  4. Rectangle Clip Bail
  5. Setting Cabochon
  6. Polishing
  7. Materials Kit Modification
  8. Patterned Hammered Finish
  9. Triangle Clip Bail
  10. Polishing
Bails & Polishing & Hummingbird Part 1
  1. Removing Excess Material
  2. Spider Hold Down
  3. Preparing and Soldering Bail
  4. Setting Cabochon
  5. Polishing and Ring Clamp
  6. Hummingbird
  7. Cabochon to Loose
  8. Positioning Bezel
  9. Preparing Embellishments
  10. More Balls
Hummingbird Part2 & Three Feathers
  1. Soldering It All Together
  2. Remove Excess Material
  3. Patina & Polish
  4. Rope Bail
  5. Three Feathers
  6. The Bezel
  7. The Rope
  8. The Balls
  9. Trim & Grind
  10. Design Change
  11. Fabricate & Attach Feather Loop
  12. Attaching The Bail
  13. Set The Cab & Polish
  14. It's Feather time

 

 

Things That Can Go Wrong & Special Bonus Single Band Ring
  1. Moving Solder Bumps
  2. Bad Flux Symptoms
  3. How Not To Mark Your Piece
  4. Solder Flowed Into Bezel
  5. Dressing The Charcoal Block
  6. Fix a Split Bezel
  7. Torch Running Out Of Butane
  8. Ball Making in Depth
  9. Removing Balls
  10. Removing Bails
  11. Moving Soldered Bezels
  12. Straightening Wire Rope
  13. Adjusting a Bail
  14. Why I Lay My Torch Down
  15. Torch Striker Repair
  16. Bezel Boo-Boos
  17. Replacing a Bezel
  18. Polishing Marks & Pressure
  19. Removing Cabochons
  20. Single Band Ring
Bonus Projects
  1. Stud Earrings
  2. Embellished S Clasp
  3. Ball Embellished Clasp
  4. Twisted Wire Rope Clasp
  5. Fancy Head Pins
  6. Southwest Spiral, Triangles & Squares
  7. Chain Chain Chain
  8. Squiggles
  9. Squiggle Flower
  10. Multi-loop Clasp
  11. Random Balls Pendant

 

Videos Review

Eddie F., November 20, 2013

I always wanted to try silversmithing.  I got hurt on the job and can't work and needed something else to do.  I liked working with tools and metals so making silver jewelry came to mind.  I tried other well known Silversmithing videos I found on the internet but didnít get much out of it.  Silversmithing studios were  is too far away for me.   I had heard of Dave Smithís classes so I decided to try his videos.  Daveís program was fascinating.   It cuts to the chase.  The videos are excellent and very detailed.  Dave showed how to fix problems and how to handle the tools properly.  It helped me immensely and got me going.  I bought the silversmithing kit and have used all the tools. I have other kinds of torches but since the butane torch does not have a hose it is the easiest to use.  It was like double security to be able watch the video in addition to reading the directions for using the chemicals.  I have used the index a couple of times to look at a bracelet project again but the basics stuck in my head and it comes naturally.  I have made pieces of metal into beautiful things.  I have more to learn so I will pick up the next set of videos.  I have sold a few pieces and will open at a store in December.

 

 Corey Webb,  Sacramento, CA July 7. 2014

Thank you, Dave, for teaching me how to silversmith. Your Beginner Silversmithing kit has changed me from a jewelry admirer to a jewelry creator- and I'm loving it! My friends and peers are being amazed when I show them the pieces I've created and they learn that I've made them myself! I want you to know that I'm taking these opportunities to describe your product and give my good recommendation for it. I've never taken a class, no one has taught me or showed me how to do this stuff- I'm purely educated by your Beginning Silversmithing DVD set, and now I am a confident silver (and copper) jewelry builder, with confidence in my work station, tool selection and use, chemical and fire use, safety and design. You've even addressed the subject of selling my final products! I'm just very thankful for this new part of my life - I've got a handful of pieces under my belt now, and I am very excited to explore my creativity and hone my jewelry-making skills as I build more. Thanks again, Dave, and God bless you in all your endeavors.

 

 

Devon C., June 15, 2013

Hi Dave, I just wanted to thank you for making this so easy for me. I have been wire wrapping for a couple of years and wanted to expand my abilities somewhat when I ran across your class advertisement on Facebook. Your classes were not going to be anywhere near me in the foreseeable future so I was really reluctant until I talked with you on the phone. I bought the video and a couple of hours in you made it look so easy that I decided to buy your box of tools also and got started. I really felt like you were sitting there beside me. About three hours into videos and after doing the copper exercises and making a couple of pieces I was not afraid to work with the silver. My pendants turned out great and I am excited now to start on a ring. PS I just ordered the Hummingbird Kit and the intermediate videos. Thanks Again, Devon.

Marty C. October 12, 2013

Dave, I wish I had bought your videos first. I was ready to give up. I spent over $1500 online for videos, tools and materials and spent 20 hours trying to do what a bunch of people on you tube told me to. I failed every time. After seeing your videos I realized that my torch was way to hot and was causing me to melt everything.  I especially liked the way you showed me how to control the solder flow. I thought the projects  would be redundant with so many pieces that looked similar, but your method of introducing a little more information on each one was very helpful.  I have already used several of the tips and tricks and made a few of the bonus projects.

Judy S.,  July 21 2013

I have been selling beaded jewelry at craft fairs for the last three years. Some of the little shows have had as many as ten booths out of thirty that are also selling beaded jewelry and many of them the Chinese stuff that looks very much like mine. I wanted to expand into some of the more upper scale shows but didn't feel like my beaded pieces would be enough. I got your videos and WOW! I was making beautiful professional quality rings and pendants in less than a week and even sold one to my neighbor before it was finished. I have never felt like I could learn something like this from a video. Thanks so much, Judy