By MARIE SKROTZI
from Lost Bird Studio
Today I would like to create a soldered charm with you – so get out your soldering iron and let's have some fun.
For those of you who have never soldered before, I have added a video tutorial from Stampington Co. at the very end.
Memory glass 2X2 – two pieces (I utilized Memory Glass by Ranger)
Flux (I use soldering paste – same thing)
Copper foil tape
2 jump rings
Chain nose pliers
Wet sponge to keep your tip clean
Paper towel and Glass cleaner
Patina solution (Novacan black)
For today's project I have chosen the “English Beauty” image from FrenchKissed.
Please resize your image to fit behind the glass.
For the back of the pendant I used this beautiful postcard from FrenchKissed and just added a punched out fleur-de-lis.
Sandwich your collage between the glass, than cut out 4 strips of copper foil tape, which should be slightly longer than the glass, and start wrapping your pendant.
Now your pendant should look like this and you're almost ready to solder it - so plug in your soldering iron! Use the brush to spread the soldering paste or Flux on to your copper tape. (Don’t forget to have your jump rings ready.)
Be careful, the glass gets very hot – don’t touch it!
Here is the pendant all soldered, but I wanted a vintage look so I used a Patina solution to age it.
Just use a Q-tip to apply the patina solution.
Voila, here is your finished pendant.
It wasn’t that difficult, was it ?
If you need any further explanations, feel free to contact me.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and I hope you will join me next Friday again.
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