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Training Overview

Soldering is one of the fundamental skills of successful bench jewelers. Our five-day classes are taught by master instructors and will place you on the path to success as you gain hands-on experience.

Basic skills that are covered include resizing rings, assembling heads to shanks, retipping prongs, assembling earrings, and assembling jump rings to various jewelry components. You will gain experience using tools and equipment, such as hand torches, saw blades, hammers, mandrels, various chemicals, and more.

Course Price: $1,295

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Training Dates

Soldering Training
July 15-19, 2024
8:45am-5:00pm

In-person

Soldering Training
October 14-18, 2024
8:45am-5:00pm

In-person

All training classes are offered at the Stuller headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Why Should I Attend?

Learn the Basics

Whether you are learning for the first time or refreshing your skills, you will be guided through the fundamentals of essential bench jeweler skills.

Hands-On Learning

You will be directed by instructors with years of industry experience who will then watch you put each skill into action.

Industry Connections

Connect with industry professionals and peers who will be able to share knowledge, experience, and tips with you.

Training Schedule


DAY 1 Course Introduction

8:15 a.m.Shuttle Pick-Up From Hotel Lobby
8:30 a.m.Introduction
8:45 a.m.Training Begins
  • Review bench supplies and what they are used for
  • Review solders and flow temps
  • Review gases used and safety measures taken
  • Begin demos and hands-on learning
  • Size shank down/size shank up using butt joint
  • Prep out ring
12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Training Resumes
5:00 p.m.Shuttle to Dinner
5:30 p.m.
(optional)
Hosted Dinner

DAY 2 Sizing Shank Down and Up

8:15 a.m.Shuttle Pick-Up From Hotel Lobby
8:45 a.m.Training Begins
  • Sizing shank down
  • Size up ring using dove tail method and Preform® Sizing System
  • Prep out ring
12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Training Resumes
5:00 p.m.Shuttle to Hotel

DAY 3 Prep and Assemble Heads

8:15 a.m.Shuttle Pick-Up From Hotel Lobby
8:45 a.m.Training Begins
  • Sizing shank down
  • Prep and assemble heads
  • Retip prongs using solder and Redi-Prongs® 
12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.
(optional)
Factory Tour
2:30 p.m.Training Resumes
5:00 p.m.Shuttle to Dinner
5:30 p.m.
(optional)
Hosted dinner

DAY 4 Jump Rings and Earring Assembly

8:15 a.m.Shuttle Pick-Up From Hotel Lobby
8:45 a.m.Training Begins
12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Showroom Shopping
1:30 p.m.Training Resumes
5:00 p.m.Shuttle to Hotel

DAY 5 Review, Practice & Critique

8:15 a.m.Shuttle Pick-Up From Hotel Lobby*
8:45 a.m.Training Begins
12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Training Resumes
1:00 p.m.Training concludes; shuttles to hotel and Lafayette Reginal Airport (LFT)
*If traveling home the same day training concludes, check out of your hotel before boarding the shuttle. Bring all luggage with you to Stuller for convenient, safe storage. Stuller provides shuttles to Lafayette Regional Airport as needed.

Accommodations

Book your stay at one of our official host hotels for special room rates and convenient shuttle service to and from Stuller.

HOME2 Suites by Hilton® Parc Lafayette

1909 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA

337-706-8610

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Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette South

200 Frem Boustany Dr
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA

337-345-4450

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5/17/2024 Market Prices:
Gold 2402.60 Platinum 1074.00 Silver 29.68