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Monday, March 29, 2010

Do you solder?

I just learned how from Charlene @ My Heart's Ease & I LOVE it! I learned how out of a desire for the charms, not thinking that I would actually enjoy the process but playing w/ liquid metal is fascinating! Bet I can talk hubby into making some charms w/ me too. ;o)


It's a lot easier than I thought it would be too. I am not mechanically inclined but was able to pick up the technique fairly easily...though it was probably more of a testament to Charlene's teaching skills than my soldering ability. ;o) Now all I need is practice, practice, practice. And a soldering iron, stand, glass casings etc. LOL

This was my first charm to create. Charlene thinks the first project is easiest if it's not an inchie & she's right. Isn't the image she provided just gorgeous?


After, doing teh above beveled piece, I created the little cherub inchie below. Not bad for a beginner if I do say so myself.


What a fun craft! No wonder everybody is doing it!

9 comments:

Dorthe said...

Love your soldered pieces, they looks so sweet and great.
I do a little solder myself, but not enough, just bought 1 kg. solder without lead in, so it is just to start--together with all the other things I want-and have to do, having a shop....
Happy easter.
Dorthe

Kim said...

Those look GREAT! I would have never thought that you are a beginners. Very pretty choices for images, too.

Cindy said...

How cute and what fun! That is something I would love to learn how to do :)

Linda said...

These are charming! I'd love to learn to do this!

Diane said...

They're beautiful! So delicate and precious!
Have you used mica yet instead of glass? I just bought some mica from Stampington and can't wait to use it. I'm still thinking about what kind of project!
Diane

Janie aka Jane, Juana said...

Took a class a couple of years ago, have all the equipment but don't feel confident enough. With all my other hobbies it's been sitting in the back of my mind.

Charlene said...

You were a GREAT STUDENT!!!!!!!! It was so much fun to get together. Sorry I am late on getting to this post. Hubby & I both had a terrible cold last week & I have just not been around much. HUGS! Charlene

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lookie how pretty they turned out! You are a natural. And Charlene is a wise teacher, the itty bitty ones are really hard to master, especially for a new learner. Reckon you're hooked now? ~ Angela

Romeo said...

Cami, those are fabulous!!!! Who would have guessed you hadn't been doing it for some time?!? Not me!