Brooke and Colleen, for the Soldered Pendants Craft Along Night! It was so relaxing to be doing something crafty on a Friday night and a bonus was the wine, cheese, bread, fruit, cookies and to-die-for chocolate covered strawberries.
Brooke and Colleen were such patient and efficient teachers and made it look really easy, and honestly, it wasn't that hard. I even made a necklace and earring set that were round instead of rectangle. These were way harder than my rectangle pendant, but nonetheless, I DID IT!
Being efficient and wonderful teachers, they provided us with some great tips and info on where to purchase stuff:
- Invest in a good solder iron. A cheaper one might seem okay at first, but replacing it often means the cheap cost isn't that cost effective afterall.
- Microscopic slides make great pendants for these projects, and they aren't expensive (another option and an Etsy option ).
- Cutting up old books is okay. Yes, I said it was okay and I actually did it for one of my projects! I cut out words, definitions and some pictures and I didn't go to school or library jail.
- For glass supplies in San Diego, try out Blue Dolphin Glass or Alpine Glass (copper tape or sheets).
- Use lots of flux.
- Other interesting links... Fire and Flowers, Colleen Townend Jewelry, Vintage Valentine's