Last week I started a new course to extend my skills and so far its everything I'd read about and wanted to have a go at. Entitled "Introduction to Jewellery making" it starts with metal working and progresses building on the basic skills. So far I have been using a jewellers saw, and had a go at soldering and pickling (much more fun than reading about it. Currently we are using copper or brass but later it will be silver (I'm looking forward to that). Today I soldered a copper ring. Next week I get to finish it.