Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: soldering

EncaustiCamp Supply List

July is just around the bend. Five more weeks until EncaustiCamp! This year I’ll be teaching Encaustic Encapsulation, a technique I developed combining wax and soldering, as featured in Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s latest book, Encaustic Revelation. I’ve had a few questions from students about the supply list, so thought an expanded version might be of

Intro to Soldering

Making Jewelry Date: August 10, 2013  ****REGISTRATION CLOSED**** Time: 1-5pm Location: Hidden Art Studio, 2926 Campbell St, Kansas City MO 64109 *Examples: your pieces will be unique. Learn the funky art of soldering, and make your own one of a kind jewelry. After receiving instruction, you will be constructing and soldering your own ring and

Confessions of a tool thief: Soldering irons in review

I am a self proclaimed tool thief, but I only steal from one place, my husband’s shop. Often I just borrow his tools until I find my own perfect replacement, but sometimes his things never return. This is one of my favorite acquisitions, the table top clamp/vise. I find this indispensable for soldering jump rings

Winter Soldering Class!

Soldering in the Round: Constructing Necklaces Date: March 9, 2013 Time: 1-5pm Location: Hidden Art Studio, 2926 Campbell St, Kansas City MO 64109 *Example: your piece will be unique. Using handmade glass discs and gems, we will explore the art of soldering objects with rounded edges. Using wavy copper foil, you will learn to make


That describes class yesterday, fabulous. The Soldering Pendants: Skinnies & Baubles class focuses on using sentimental objects or interesting jewelry remnants to build a story and make a grouping of soldered pendants with the remnants. I am enthralled by watching others go through the process, observing the pieces they choose to incorporate, the stories they

Class this Saturday!

Class is cancelled, folks. Soldering in the Round Constructing Necklaces Date: None scheduled at this time. To schedule your own class with a group of friends (min. 4), contact me. *Example: your piece will be unique. Using handmade glass discs and gems from the best marble store ever (and it’s local!),  Moon Marble Company, we will explore

Creative vibe

That’s what was going on here yesterday, one good creative vibe. In this class, Intro to Soldering, we touch on micro-collage. Each pendant and ring tells a story about the creator. My favorite part is getting to know more of the students own stories by their art. Some students come with a plan, others are

Class this Saturday

I’m instructing another Intro to Soldering class this Saturday. A couple seats are open at Hidden Art Studio in Midtown, Kansas City. To register, click the “buy now” button below. If you have questions, please click here to contact me.   Intro to Soldering: Making Jewelry Date: Sat, Jan 28, 2012 Time: 1-4pm *Examples: your

July = Encaustic celebration!

Public School #3 To kick off July in proper encaustic fashion, I will be expanding my Public School series, and experimenting with new techniques before heading to Encausticamp!! Less than two weeks from now, I will be fully immersed in encaustic heaven in beautiful Salem, Oregon. Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, author of Encaustic Workshop and soon

Hungry for more soldering

Another class conquered “Intro to Soldering: Making Jewelry”. What a blast! Soldering is so fascinating. The way it moves and flows, solder really has a life of its own. Occasionally coaxing it with kind words can persuade, but really, solder flows best when the hand and mind are relaxed. I love teaching classes because I