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labibliotecaria
« on: September 06, 2007 02:50:33 AM »

$10 worth of supplies, 3 books (one of which I borrowed from the library), 2 minor injuries, and 8 hours later, et voila! - something I couldn't sell to a third-grader.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10451335@N08/1334404057/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10451335@N08/1334403189/


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007 05:10:52 AM »

It's good for a first try!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 06:24:56 AM »

Congrats on learning a new craft! I've been wanting to try my hand at soldered pendants, just never had the time...
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 10:51:36 AM »

I'll bet you could trade 'em to a third grader for Twinkies  Cheesy

Seriously, though, this is the way everyone's soldering starts. I say this based on my intensive study of other Craftsters' efforts made in preparation for taking the plunge myself. Just keep at it. And when I get around to ordering those microscope slides et al I will be sure to post my embarrassing first attempts.

Oh, and is the library not almost as dangerous as Craftster when it comes to emboldening oneself to try all manner of new ventures? I have even brought home a book on building your kids a treehouse and left it out on the DH's laptop table as a not-so-subtle hint for a joint project. (Note: we do not have children.)

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 02:56:39 PM »

Thanks so much for the nice words, y'all.  And twinkies - hmmmm.

Yes, the library is a dangerous place!  (and I should know - I'm a librarian!)  Hope the hubby will make the treehouse.
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Nuhbe
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007 03:07:18 PM »

Your pendants are cool! they aren't bad for your first try.
I left you a comment on flickr  Wink
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