I'm having fun messing around with this technique. Mess being the operative word. My second attempt (the ornament with the dog in the picture) is of my sister's black lab/English bulldog mix, Truck. My sister is due to have her first baby any minute. Hopefully her birthing skills will be better than my soldering skills. Lump city. I'll probably still give it to her, but I don't think it's worthy of being wrapped.
Attempt #3, the snowman, turned out much more smooth, I think because I switched from silver solder to a tin/antimony blend that was easier to use. All of it was lead free, of course.
Is anyone having trouble with moisture inside the glass? As I work, little oily spots appear. Perhaps it's the flux leeching in? Does anyone know how to fix this?