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« on: April 27, 2008 11:39:37 AM »

Ok.  I think this could be considered reconstructed. 

I've been on roll breaking plates and soldering pendants.  I think my soldering iron is my new favorite toy...or maybe new rediscovered toy.  I've had it for a while, but just whipped it out again not too long ago.

So here are some of the things I've been making:

This is my favorite piece so far.


This one is 2 other pieces I soldered, and one of my resin pieces.


This one isn't from the broken plates, but it is a rock I picked up on my walk today.  I thought it needed a new home.

And these aren't really repurposed, but they are other pendants I've soldered lately.

This is pictures of both sides.  I thought it could be multipurposed then.


This is one of my favorite...but not really work friendly.  I'll wear it proud on the weekends though.  I made the picture inside with Omni-gel and embossing powder, and then when I was soldering, the embossing powder started to bubble out.  I though I had ruined it, but I think it gave it a unique look that I've grown to love.

Any comments are welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008 11:47:06 AM »

WOW, these are so awesome! I love the broken plates! the one with the green cherry blossoms? is my fave. I love how they are not straight. I also love the pistol one! Great job! I have really been wanting to learn how to solder so I can do some diff things. Are you wrapping this Like you would stained glass?
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008 11:48:02 AM »

wow, those are all so beautiful
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008 11:52:49 AM »

Those are so amazing! I really love them  Smiley xxx
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008 01:02:41 PM »

All these soldered pieces are so beautiful! I love all these pendants!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008 04:19:11 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments!

At first I was just using regular solder when I started to do soldering, but then quickly changed to lead-free solder for things that I will be wearing.  I am also using regular copper 'tape' fpr stain glass.  You can get all different widths, and you can even get silver colored or blackened 'tape'.  Lead-free solder is harder to work with because it doesn't flow as nicely as the lead kind...but it is safer to have against your skin.  With safety comes price.  When a lb of lead solder is $12, a lb of lead-free is $25.  It goes a LONG way though so it's worth it.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 09:30:24 AM »

I love the china!!   Where did you find the peices?  Or did you break them yourself?  A result of a bad day? 
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