Hi, I'm a newbie and am trying to learn all I can about metals and jewelry making. I've done simple things off/on for years, but am trying to educate myself and dig in deeper, much deeper, these days. I've worked in wirewrapping and bead stringing previously. I'm starting to do soldering, pmc, and other metal manipulations lately. I'm also 38 and the mother of 2, married for 17 yrs to a wonderful guy who puts up well with my obsessions.