You can make your own too. Watch the videos for this technique on this lively discussion page. (Link above). When you reach the page, scroll down until you find the videos about a third of the way down.
Propane Torch Work - Cheapest Torch in All the Land
My first torch was propane because I really wanted to learn how to solder, but I wanted to learn on the cheap. I'm pretty DIY and impatient too so I tend to learn by books rather than take classes. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot out there to teach you how to use propane to solder so I was a little scared at first.
Luckily, this nice man made some videos showing exactly what to do. I got over my cold feet by watching these propane torch videos.
Would I recommend using a propane torch if you can afford better? Not on your life! But, that said, it does give you a cheap way to start. (And it's not that bad, really... I just love my Blazer so much more.)
I love forging. I'm not sure why but whacking at metal with a hammer always makes me feel good inside. Click here to take a look-see at some ring band forging action.
Resin Jewelry Making Videos
Resin is next on my list of materials to experiment further with. I've used it to coat furniture in the past, and I love the glassy smoothness of it. Now that I'm into jewelry I want to play with it some more.
How to Make a Simple Wire Loop - The secret to making a simple loop, perfectly formed, every single time. In this video I share 7 secrets to making simple loops. If you've been having trouble mastering this pesky but fundamental technique, here's the answer to your loop forming prayers!