First off, let me say that I LOVE this book. I bought "Semiprecious Salvage" by Stephanie Lee in March of 2008. Over three years ago. Her "rustic" style of jewelry gave me more courage to play & try my own crazy ideas. I dog-eared this book. The sure sign of book-love. And I'm going to take a class with Stephanie this Sunday in Petaluma!!! Art Is You~~Yay!
Here is a page from Stephanie's book. For 3 and 1/2 years, I've wanted to make these cool solder bezel charms. It took forever to find copper tape (in the garden department in Home Depot!!) and even after I found the tape, I was just chicken to attempt it. Today I decided that I had to "woman up" and try. Just try.
So here I am, modeling the latest attractive facewear. Bifocal glasses, magnifying reader glasses and respirator mask. I know I'm hot! Oh yeah. I set up my soldering station and began the experiment. And.....I sucked!!! Seriously, pardon my vulgarity, but I was sooooo clumsy and awkward and hilarious...The Three Stooges all rolled into one person. Solder dripping everywhere, jump rings falling over and sticking where they shouldn't....I had to laugh. And say a few naughty words.
Here's my soldering station after I made a mess.
Here's what I did. First one far left. Total fail! The jump ring simply would NOT stand up. It's soldered to the side looking dumb. Middle and right ones are so goofily amateurish but I'm wearing them!
Got a little more comfortable with my little torch. Yay!
And here's me without my gorgeous facewear and extra glasses. I'm pretty proud of my funkily soldered stones and ready to have an amazing time at Stephanie Lee's class.
I wish all my jewelry friends could be there too~~would THAT be fun.
Anyway, may you all have a blessed week and may creative moments light up your days. Love you!