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« on: January 28, 2007 05:33:06 PM »

This is my first attempt at soldering round things, it's harder than I would have thought! I love how this one turned out. I used a few different colored flat back marbles, wrapped them in copper tape then connected everything with solder.





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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007 05:36:14 PM »

Wow, I think that is looks awesome!  Is it heavy? I love the very subtle/neutral colors of the flat marbles. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 05:37:00 PM »

Very pretty. I'm afraid of soldering.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007 05:38:32 PM »

Wow!  What you may (or may not ) lack in experience in soldering you make up for in design.  Really great looking!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007 06:06:44 PM »

This is pretty cool! As soon as I learn how to properly solder (or should I say, just learn to solder!) I am making one of these! I like the way they hang, too!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007 10:20:08 PM »

I'm totally in love with your necklace.  It's so beautiful -- simple and balanced.  I like the way the 'roughness' of the solder is juxtaposed withe the smooth stones -- so nice! 
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007 02:53:38 AM »

oh that's gorgeous! I tried so hard to to solder those round glass things just before Christmas and the solder slid straight back off each time; I stand in awe of your superior skills! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007 09:29:42 AM »

I did some soldering in carpentry class before I was really into jewlery. I wish I had a soldering thingie now! Grin The necklace is great!
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007 10:44:23 AM »

Nice necklace!
Tips on soldering round things - Hold the marbles in a masking tape wrapped pair of pliers - that way your fingers are away from the heat. Do the soldering in stages - drop a bit of solder on the edge - let it cool slightly - turn and place next bit of solder - let cool - turn - the new solder is hot enough to melt into the last piece so that it still looks nice but doesn't run down the back of the piece.
Don't use solder with lead in it for jewelry - lead should not come in contact with the body - you never know! There are alternative solder products. And work in a well ventilated area.
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