Beginner Sterling silver and gold filled rings soldering kit with materials for at least 25 rings and instructions

Sold by PointyPaws
(7)
$275.00
+ $14.95 shipping
$275.00
+ $14.95 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

Features
Handmade
Made in Murchison, Texas

Item details

This kit is really a beginning soldering kit for light duty like the stacker rings that I sell. It has everything you will need. You will need about a 1 foot square area to work.

I have included materials to practice with and you should progress through the learning process on these and end with the sterling and gold filled pieces.
{ I can sell this same kit for less than half the price without the wire, etc.}

The kit may contain things not listed here. Some brands, etc. may change from the ones shown in the picture. The instructions will include pictures and text. It is not on DVD.

BEGINNER RING SOLDERING KIT CONTAINS:
instructions
pencil torch or stand up hand torch
soldering block (charcoal or magnesia)
Plato flush cutters
insulated tool steel hot-pliers/tongs (Or other)
Insulated cross-lock tweezers
fine point tweezers
Liquid self-pickling flux

pickle
copper tongs (I will replace these long commercial ones with some shorter ones that I make if you like.)
acid neutralizer
sterling .925 hallmark stamp - bent for inside rings
ring mandrel with sizes
file and emery
bezel roller
bezel pusher
ring size guide for cutting the rings
leather
nylon hammer
sandpaper roll

WIRE:
16 ga hr 14k/20 yellow gold filled
18 ga 14k/20 GF yellow gold filled
18 ga copper
12ga HR copper
18 ga nickel silver
16 ga nicklel silver
14ga HR Nugold
16 ga Nugold
16 ga HR 925 sterling silver
18 ga 925 sterling silver
18ga 925 sterling silver twist wire

MISC:
925 sterling silver discs - asst
925 sterling silver bezel cups asst
Nic silver discs asst
Nugold Discs & lcup asst

SOLDERS:
Medium silver solder for sterling
Yellow silver solder for 14k gold filled
easy silver solder for Nugold
Copper solder for copper
(this will help you to SEE the differences and know what you like to work with best.)

EVERYTHING on here may vary. Sizes of wire, kinds of findings, brand names, etc. For example, I sometimes substitute silver filled for the nickel silver or copper for brass that I am out of -- things like that.
We make them up as they sell and I use what I have on hand or that I am currently using myself.

If there is something you desperately want to make - let me know what it is. Maybe we can change some of these things to help you get to that. Working on what you really want to make will make it easier to learn and find time to work... and it is more fun!


I have lots of customers who want to learn this and that is what urged me to make the kit. My instructions are not Pulitzer quality!!! I am available by email pretty much every day though. Part of the price of the kit is instruction.

I hope you find joy in the work. I do.

Please contact me anytime.

Thank you for looking in.

The torch is mailed without fuel. I use Ronson or Colibri fuel in mine, but the manufacturer says it is must have Bernzomatic fuel to keep the torch clean. I do not know where that might be available to you locally. It is available on Amazon.

We recommend insurance. Ins can be purchased here:
http://www.etsystudio.com/listing/124102149/insurance-shipping-upgrade-international
or
you can request that it be added to this listing before checkout.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Please contact me before purchase. Your shipping could be less than what is shown.

100% of the revenue will go to rescue and shelter unadoptable animals.



Reviews
Average review
(7)
Great starter kit! The instructions are easy to follow and there is a wide variety of things included. Nita has been wonderful to work with.
Feb 5, 2018 by Neysa Williams
Excellent seller. This kit is loaded with everything you need. I was looking at purchasing each item individually from an online store and this helped so much to get everything at once. Made it so easy! I'm just starting and it's very informative. Appreciate your quick shipment also. Thank you!!!
Apr 17, 2017 by galaxystone
Love this seller and I think it is so nice for her to offer such a great kit even though it may mean that she looses valued customers. Although I purchased the kit, I plan on keeping my supplies business with Nita because of her great customer service and quick turnaround!
Feb 23, 2015 by Katelyn Davis
Amazing! I have been having so much fun with this kit, it is everything you need and more :) thanks so much
Feb 6, 2014 by Lysander
<3
Aug 11, 2013 by A fellow maker

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code

All items are shipped standard First Class Shipping via USPS unless the exception is noted in the listing. You may select a Priority or Express Shipping Upgrade at checkout. If you are using your mobile phone, the shipping upgrade is not available and you will need to add this listing to your order at the time of purchase and select the shipping upgrade you would like.
www.etsy.com/listing/229090145

Shipping schedule:
Since I custom make most of the things I sell, please allow time for that before I ship. It usually takes about 4 to 7 weekdays to complete rings. Bracelets often take a little longer. I do strive to get them out as soon as possible all year. I make them in the order in which they are purchased. I might not be able to start work on yours immediately. If you have a very tight schedule, please check with me before you buy.

RUSH CHARGE:
In some cases, I can push your order ahead and get it out more quickly without putting other customers behind. There will be a charge for working nights or weekends to get your order in the mail earlier. Please contact us before you purchase so we can decide if I can do it. There is a RUSH MY ORDER listing in the upgrades section of the shop.


YOUR ADDRESS:
Please, PLEASE check to be sure your mailing address is right in Etsy. If I forget to reconcile the address with USPS, email you, and change them, you will not get your package and we will both be beside ourselves! - balked - cramped - crimped - defeated - discouraged - crabby -disheartened - embittered - fouled up - hung up - resentful - stonewalled - foiled -stymied - through the mill - discontented - ungratified - unsated - irked - unslaked - driven up the wall - inconsolable - miserable - cranky - ape - bananas - frustrated - disappointed - thwarted
So let's not do that.

My first choice is USPS First Class Mail - Package.
If it gets quite heavy, Priority Mail is more reasonable and I will certainly use a flat rate box if it will save you $.

Shipping FEES: My shipping fees usually include some of the packaging cost and PayPal/Seller fees as well as shipping. All of these are always a guess. If I have undercharged you - Glory! those sorts of surprises are fun aren't they? If I overcharged you - do let me know! I try to keep an eye on it and make refunds but can easily miss them.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
as of 1/27/2013, we have changed the way we ship international packages. USPS has changed it's fees (still reasonable for carrying a package over the ocean half way around the world). We have changed our shipping charges accordingly.
Your package will be shipped with an Etsy label which is a little easier to watch for delivery. It does not allow me to change the customs form to Gift or change the amount of the purchase. We are not responsible for any of your customs fees or other taxes, etc on your end.

I can insure some international packages now that were not insurable before.
If you would like to insure your package, just let us know and we will tell you the charge for that.

We have started to send a few flat items as letters so they will cost less. These will not be trackable or insurable. You must accept responsibility for the item if it is lost.
The ones that have this will be shipped for under $3 and there should be a note included in the listing about it as well. Since it is actually easier for me to ship it with the full shipping and label, PLEASE do let me know and I will change it.

Please note that I don't know your country's shipping fees or taxes. We will not be responsible for paying them and I hope you will look them up before you purchase.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you with this.


LOST PACKAGE:
We are not responsible for uninsured packages lost in the mail unless we have not addressed it as you have shown it in Etsy. (or, in some special cases, as you have requested)

INSURANCE:
If you want insurance on your package, please just let me know before you make your purchase and I will add the insurance to your listing or create a secondary listing for it.
We DO encourage insurance.
I have made a listing to upgrade your purchase to include insurance:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124102149/insurance-shipping-upgrade-international
please search this shop for "Upgrade" and select the insurance upgrade.


So you will know:
We are in the country and our post office is a 40 mile round trip from us. We don't like to go everyday. International packages must be taken to the post office.
Our post office closes it's doors around midday on Friday and reopens on Monday (barring holidays). This means your package will not leave my town from Friday to Monday.

I truly do all I can to make this transparent to my buyers and I hope it does not inconvenience any one of you!


Payments

Unlike many sellers, I actually LIKE payments by mail. I will appreciate a quick convo letting me know.

You pay any way that suits you. We are grateful for your business! (We do, however, already have all the little pumpkins we can use.)


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I am not WalMart.
Most of the items I sell are custom made for you. If I have made something to your specifications or your size, I will not want it back. If you are not happy, I am not happy! If something is actually NOT made as discussed, I will certainly try to replace or repair it for you.

If your package is lost in the mail and you have not insured it, I can no longer be responsible for the replacement. I do put delivery confirmation on the US packages I send. International packages are often not fully trackable past my mailing them. I will have the customs form number on my receipt for mailing the package, but that is really all. In order to track it beyond that, it has to be shipped priority express and insured or by other even more expensive methods. I have been very fortunate so far with my international packages. Only two lost in all the years... so far. Do request insurance if you think you MIGHT need it. :)
UPDATE: USPS has improved this.

I will NOT accept return of used or damaged merchandise.

You will be responsible for shipping.

PLEASE do not buy a large order of handmade things without buying a sample first. I am pretty sure it would hurt my feelings if you returned a whole bunch of them because they were not what you really expected they would be.

CUSTOM WORK:
PLEASE PLEASE do not have me make CUSTOM items for you and then return them because they are not well received by your customers, etc. Your designs and customizations may not be things I will want to try to resell in my shop. At the very best, I will need to develop new listings and explain that this is not a standard piece and that it is only for _n__ many of them. At worst, It will spend the rest of forever in the Can't-Sell drawer in the shop.

I do love custom work. It is frequently more interesting and more fun that standard pieces. I enjoy working to help you realize something dreamed up and stored in your head! It is rewarding. I just don't want it back later. :)

OOPS!
Any item that I make wrong is fully returnable for replacement anytime!

Things that are not custom made ~ (single items and samples )
If I should send you a wrong item or size or if there is something clearly wrong with a piece, please do send it back for replacement or refund! We will be happy to refund the entire amount, or send you a replacement (we would pay the postage too in such a case.)
I have recently gotten complaints about items being not as listed when they were. There is a lot of that going on lately with other shops as well as mine. I will not lie about mistakes I make. I will no longer pay for those I did not make.

STANDARD ITEMS:
If you find that you have changed your mind, found that is not the standard you expected or that you just decide you would rather have the money, do return the item for refund. You will be responsible for all postage and the fees. No other return charges are added to standard stock items like beads, etc. ( there may be a 15% restock fee)

RETURNS:
The return address on the envelope/box we mail to you is the address you should use. (on CR 1104 etc.)
Please PACK the item SECURELY and return it in the condition in which it was received. I recommend using a box with cotton or foam for the item - then put that into a bubble envelope. I will no longer refund on items that are damaged in the mail. ( Too many times, someone has sent a ring back for resizing and put it in an envelope like a letter. It comes to us mangled and flattened.)

Please be sure the postage is paid. (it is a long trip to the post office to pick up a package what has inadequate postage and it costs far more than the full postage will be on most packages.) I will not accept packages with postage due.

We expect that you would not return an item that has been worn/used. Solder or wire will not be accepted for return.
Please do discuss any return before mailing it.

Any item lost in the mail on it's way back to us will be your responsibility, so it would be good to add tracking/insurance.

Please contact me to let me know what, when, why.

*** IMPORTANT *** My mail does not come directly to me. Please include a note with your
Name
Username
reason for the return ( resize, replace, refund, etc)
Exactly what you want done (give the size you want or other specs) EVEN if we have talked about it in messages.
Packages that do not include the note will end up on a shelf.

------------------------------------------Now-------------------------------------
All that said - if you have a ring that breaks in a soldered joint, for example, 2 days, 2 years, 2 decades after you bought it, please do let me replace it or repair it for you!!! There would never be a charge for that kind of thing!

If you still have questions about the return policy, please contact me.
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Criminy! That was a lot of chatter to try to cover so little!

Additional policies

I love custom orders!
Info that would be great is:
What is your target date? Are there any deviations from the norm that you will need (like different size, shape, color).

I am happy with sizes in mm diameter, US number, or UK letter. Here is a little bit of a ring size chart. It is quite incomplete, but may give you a better guess about conversions:

inside mm..... size US.... size UK
diameter...... number..... letter
.. 14.1 ............ 3 ........... F
.. 14.9 ............ 4 ........... H
.. 15.7 ............ 5 ........... J 1/2
.. 16.5 ............ 6 ........... L 1/2
.. 16.7 ............ 6.25 ........ M
.. 17.3 ............ 7 ........... N 1/2
.. 17.5 ............ 7.25 ........ O
.. 18.1 ............ 8 ........... P 1/2
.. 18.9 ............ 9 ........... R 1/2
.. 19.8 ........... 10 ........... T 1/2
.. 20.6 ........... 11 ........... V 1/2
.. 21.4 ........... 12 ........... X 1/2
.. 23 ....... ...... 14 ........... Z3

Thank you so much for wading through all of this!
Nita