Playing with Fire: Choosing a Butane Mini Torch

Author: Ronna Sarvas Weltman
Published: September 5, 2007

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Mini torches can be ideal for many jewelry projects, including drawing beads, fusing high-karat gold and fine silver, and torch-firing some enamels and precious metal clays. Although mini torches can be used for some smaller-project soldering, care needs to be taken to purchase the appropriate heatproof materials to use with them. This article was written by a contributing editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry. 

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Michelle M.

About Michelle M.

I was the founding editor of Beading Daily (2007-2009) and my now a freelance designer/writer/editor.  My designs have been published in Stringing, Step by Step Beads, Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays, Creative Jewelry, Beadwork, and other magazines. I enjoy stringing, bead embroidery, wirework, metal work, mixed media, beadweaving—pretty much anything that involves beads or jewelry.  I also enjoy exploring new crafts like pottery and felting.  I write a personal blog if you want to see more of my work. 16+ Free Beading Projects: A list of the free projects I created for Beading Daily. Contact Info If you have a question regarding Beading Daily, please contact customer service at or the current editor, Kristal Wick. If you'd like to contact me, you'll find my info on my website:  You can also follow me on Twitter at: Pictured here is a pair of earrings I made for the Spring 2010 issue of Stringing in an attempt to get over my fear of designing with the color orange!