So, I'm taking a class for using heat in jewelry making.... I think they described it this way to make sure that it would be accessible to everyone, because basically this is an introduction to metalsmithing, which I'm really excited about. Using the torch was intimidating at first, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. I've posted a picture of my first attempt at soldering rings together, I'm quite pleased with the results.... This is pre-pickle, pre-filing or any type of cleaning. So once I get better at this, hopefully, I'll be incorporating all of this into my jewelry and you'll see it in the shop.