Thursday, January 27, 2011

Can I do that?

I have always wanted to make a solder glass pendant.  I've forever seen them in various magazines.  I've actually had all the supplies for an entire year but just now got around to trying it out.  So, what do you need you ask.  Here is a list of my materials: appropriate size art, 1"x1" glass squares (got Memory Glass by Ranger @ Michael's), jewelry jump rings and beads, copper foil (got from Hobby Lobby with stain glass supplies), flux (from Hobby Lobby located with stain glass supplies), solder, solder iron, clothes pin, and safety glasses.

After watching a couple YouTube video tutorials, I felt confident enough to give it a go.  Now, keep in mind this is my first try ever with a solder iron.  My mom use to do soldering at a past job.  Her pearl of wisdom for me was not to burn myself.  Gotta love that kind of advice.  I managed to not burn myself.  This is what I came up with:


Because I like to really make things usable, I put a different art to use on the other side making a double sided pendant. 


It was pretty difficult for me to get the jump rings soldered onto the pendant.  It's not perfect but good enough for my first try.  I would love to know what you think!

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6 comments:

  1. I like it! Your first one is so much better than the several I have done! I just cannot see to get the hang of it.

    Something that helps me...you can get a stand with clips and a magnifying glass on it at Harbor Freight. It also has a light. That helped to hold my pendant when I was putting the ring on!

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  2. Love it! You have done a great job, especially for your first one.

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  3. I think you did a great job! I'd love to learn how to do that. You've inspired me. ~ Robyn

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  4. Julie that's awesome! I love it - I always thought that looked like it would be really hard. That's totally clever to put something different on the other side. Great job! JenT

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  5. They are gorgeous. Good for you for getting to it, I bet you are so happy you did.

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  6. Great job. I always wondered how people made those. It looks perfect from here!

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I would really enjoy knowing what you think. I love getting your comments!