In March, my twirly, sparkle Kim suggested I take a soldering class with her. We did a whirlwind road trip to Dallas to Heather Ales' Soldering Class. Heather really knows her way around a hot tool. She knows how to work it and how not to get burned. She taught us like the well trained Madam of the Tool she is. Here is my first piece.
Oh and there's Charlotte Perez, vital, vivacious, a bit of a vixen. Oh I like her...
Of course home, alone, I struggled. BUT the great thing about soldered charm making is there are many steps. It only takes a few minutes to sit down with the images and blade (oooh, a sharp tool) and make small collages. Time and energy have been so limited around here that my wee collages themselves have been such a respite. You can accomplish something really sweet in such a little time.
I have had three soldering sessions and have come up with these charms.
Here are a couple completed necklaces.
Here is my favorite. I have always been drawn to chairs. Perhaps I just like sitting but mostly it is about form, function and textile.
I used images of my old button cards for the back and some encouraging words meant to be worn against the skin.
I hope I have made Heather proud. I know I am.
Thanks for the new skill Heather, what a pleasure it is.
That's what she said...