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« on: April 11, 2014 10:44:08 AM »

Lately I've been leaning toward embroidery and painting in my crafts. However, my partner in the Complete Nonsense swap said she didn't want any wall art or hooplas. What she did want was jewelry. So what the heck, I decided to try indulging my artist tendencies by making a mini-canvas necklace.

I painted Jack Skellington as my partner listed Nightmare Before Christmas as one of her favorites. I finished the canvas with clear acrylic sealer to help protect it. Next I glued soft felt to the back of the canvas and then soldered the edges of the canvas and added a jump ring. It's the first time I've used my soldering kit and I managed not to burn down the house or lose any limbs so I consider it a success. The solder is less than perfect, but I'm still happy overall.




And a last pic to show the size of the canvas.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014 10:59:03 AM »

That turned out wonderfully!!! Lucky partner
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014 12:27:32 PM »

That's fantastic! I'm jealous, and I don't even wear jewelry!
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014 01:11:18 PM »

Beautiful.
I'm wpndering how you managed to solder around the canvas. I suppose you folded it, removed the canvas, soldered on the side and pit the canvas back. But then, wasn't it difficult to solder with nothing inside to hold the shape?
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014 01:26:15 PM »

Beautiful.
I'm wpndering how you managed to solder around the canvas. I suppose you folded it, removed the canvas, soldered on the side and pit the canvas back. But then, wasn't it difficult to solder with nothing inside to hold the shape?
It's a flat canvas panel. I bought a pack of six of them - they're mounted over sturdy cardboard probably. I like tiny things so when I see tiny canvases I can't resist tossing a few in my shopping cart Cheesy

Because it has a stiff edge, I just added copper tape over the edges, applied flux and then solder. I will say that the felt I glued to the back didn't like the solder much and burned in a couple places, but for the most part it adhered well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014 06:58:52 PM »

So very cool! I love it!
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