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« on: January 18, 2010 09:56:58 AM »

So for my birthday (Jan 7th) everyone gave me gift cards for Hobby Lobby so I could finally stock up on Soldering equipment and roll out the new year with a new hobby!!
Here are my creations:


all my images are pictures cut out from packaging, magazines, or old unwanted items like playing cards.

Scripture Verses


Front and Back of Wise Old Owl Pendnt


Bicycle cards that were missing key players, found a new life


My favorite South African Tea Brand Five Roses (clippings from the box, and a tea tag)


Fortune from a fortune cookie that reads: "you need to live authentically and you can't ignore that"


and on the other side it says: "100% Genuine"

Hope you enjoyed, and feel inspired. Soldering is not difficult and there are some great books out there to help you out. My favorite?
Simple Solederd Jewelry & Accessories by Lisa Bluhm
I picked it up from my Library and it's chock full of great ideas and inspiration!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010 10:15:31 AM »

Wow!  I'm impressed.  Did you have many "throw aways" before you accomplished these pieces?  Also; do you mind my asking about how much it costs to get started?  I would love to try this.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010 11:20:03 AM »

They have a class on this at the stained art studio downtown, and I've always thought about giving it a whirl. were you taught, or did you learn it on your own? Your pendants are beautiful, and if you were able to learn on your own, I just may have to give it a try.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010 02:45:33 PM »

oh lala pretty i like them.  i had no idea hobby lobby sold soldering equipment. I'll have to keep that in mind.  What soldering machine do you use?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010 09:12:32 PM »

Oh so pretty.  I've got a whole box of micro slides and a soldering pen.  So maybe I need to try this.

Nice work.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010 07:13:24 AM »

I've never had a lesson in the stuff (or anything else mind you) So I'm self taught, I did however take a book out of the library which was super helpful!!

I'd say you could get started for about $50 if you bought everything. However if your smart and use coupons (carft stores often have 40% off coupons) you could get away with more like $30. Also see if you can borrow a soldering iron from someone else who has one. Mine is borrowed from my sister, it's a universal heat tool, so it has interchangeable tips for woodburning or stencil cutting and a bunck of other things.

Hope that helped  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010 03:42:42 PM »

There all so pretty! I really love the fortune cookie one Smiley 
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010 06:20:18 AM »

I've never had a lesson in the stuff (or anything else mind you) So I'm self taught, I did however take a book out of the library which was super helpful!!

it's a universal heat tool, so it has interchangeable tips for woodburning or stencil cutting and a bunck of other things.

Hope that helped  Wink

Do you think that works in reverse?  I have a woodburning tool.  Do you think I could use one of the  larger tips that came with it for soldering?
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010 10:13:51 AM »

Youre a genius for thinking of the tea thing... now I want one with "Isis" tags (my favorite Egyptian tea brand)...
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010 08:59:30 AM »

I'm crazy about the tea necklace and using the teabag tag gives me some great ideas. Smiley I have one of those interchangeable tools too that I inherited from my grandmama, but I haven't used it much. I'm a little afraid of solder because I'm a clutz!
I think you could probably use a woodburning tool, but you'd just have to try it and see.
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