Learn proper metalsmithing techniques with Bernadette Denoux Art Jewelry & Instruction in Miami, Florida. If you think you cannot learn how to solder, I can tell you that with the right instruction, it's easier than you think. Sure, you might melt something once in a while, but if you're not doing that, then you are not practicing.
You don't need much as far as equipment is concerned. I can teach you to solder small pieces with a butane kitchen torch.
With this beginner’s course, you will learn how to solder small jump rings with two different methods. From there, you can learn how to solder bezels on to a back plate to be able to set a stone. This is a lot of fun, and you'll be soldering in no time with my tips and tricks.