Class is cancelled, folks.
Soldering in the Round
Date: None scheduled at this time. To schedule your own class with a group of friends (min. 4), contact me.
*Example: your piece will be unique.
Using handmade glass discs and gems from the best marble store ever (and it’s local!), Moon Marble Company, we will explore the art of soldering objects with rounded edges. Using wavy copper foil, you will learn to make dots with the solder. After the rounds are soldered, you will be piecing them together with chain to make a round pendant collage. Some soldering experience will make this class easier, but is not required. All supplies for the class will be provided. If time allows, we will also be soldering colored glass gem rings.
- basic soldering
- soldering “dots”
- adding jump rings
- attaching chain and clasps
- optional: building glass gem collage using ephemera
- optional: applying patina
Class size: 8 students max.
- Prepayment required.
- 24 hour cancellation notice required for refund. Please try to allow 48 hours for cancellation so that I may notify others on the waiting list.
- Must be at least 14 years old.
AEDM Day 26
The necklaces are complete!
This pendant below was made as a commission. I’ve been experimenting with “waxed” paper. The paper used here became very translucent when heated by the soldering iron. I love how the light filters through.
I sold a pendant just like the nesting bird today. I say “just like” because I soldered another one to re-list in my Etsy shop. One of the reasons I use my original artwork in my jewelry is that I have no worries about reproducing the image. This collage was originally constructed using an 1800s spelling book, vintage embroidery patterns, and blueprints. One of my favorite things about this pendant is the mood bead. I treasured the mood ring I had in the 70s. Fond memories.
My AEDM for Day 25 is the fabulous Balsamic Vinaigrette I made for our salad. This recipe is now my favorite, very quick and easy to make, and the flavor blows away any bottle balsamic vinaigrettes that I’ve tried. Only warning is the extreme garlic breath that accompanies the dressing. Next time I make it, I may try without the garlic just to experiment. My preference will always be the garlic, but in a social situation, the non-garlic version would be kinder to my audience.