I was quite surprised with the number of entries for last week's giveaway of a Craftsy soldering class. I was expecting far lower numbers for Gwen Youngblood's Soldering: Basics & Beyond workshop over on Craftsy.  But evidently, many of you were keen to move on to a new technique and a few had the equipment but needed someone to guide them.  One such reader is Linda who said, "I haven't had much luck soldering with my butane torch."

Chrissi also made a very good point, "Although I went to silversmithing classes at college I like to take lessons from other tutors, just to see how other people work, you can pick up tips and they may even work in a way that is better fitted to you."  I couldn't agree more!

Although lots of people solder - like for electronics - it is better to learn from a jewelry making instructor if jewelry is to be your end product!

I numbered all the eligible entries and got the random number generator over on random.org to pick the winning number. This number was assigned to Denise Kruz!  Congratulations!

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