Kim St. Jean | Chip-Pick-Stick: Soldering Trifecta | Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Sheet, Wire or Paste… Chip, Stick or Pick… Hard, Medium or Easy. All winners in the case of successful silver soldering, but which one do you use. Well, all 3. In this class I will discuss and demonstrate the different types of solder, their application and their uses. You will be given the opportunity to experiment with all, being given constructive instruction and guidance while making a sterling silver chain, charm and toggle. After this class you will leave with a better understanding of silver solder, its use and function so that you will be ready for any task or class instructors’ preference you may encounter. 

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Instructor: Kim St. Jean

Class: Chip-Pick-Stick: Soldering Trifecta

Date of Class: 02/08/2020

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Level: All

Type: techniques-oriented with a finished project 

Class Fee: $165

Kit Fee: $60* (payable to instructor at class time)

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Kit Fee Includes

Hand outs 

sterling silver wire solder 

sterling silver sheet solder 

sterling silver paste solder 

sterling silver wire 

sterling silver sheet 

all consumables needed to complete this class. 

Instructor will have the following for use in class: 

Protective work surface 

Torch and fuel 

soldering board 

soldering pick 

cross locking tweezers 


flux applicator 

crock pot/ pickle 

quench bowls/water 


Flush Cutters 


paper towels 


magnetic tumbler 

Paper & pencil 

Student Supply List

None required. OK to bring own tools if desired. 

Optional Supply List

worklight and extension cord

optivisor or other magnifiers

Additional Class Comments: 

This class is beneficial for all levels as we will delve into the pros and cons of each type of solder as it applies to various applications. We will not only demo and discuss, but you will have the opportunity to experiment with all three methods. 

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Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
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    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!