Feeling better today...Yay!
So I thought I would show you a little more of my soldering progress.
I find I learn well through trial and error! Lol!
And since I have had such magnificent errors, I have learned some fab lessons!
The other day I heard about an art school that has it's students create art each day, everyday, for class.
But then, the rule is that you have to burn it, that day! Every day!
All your art from that class is burned all semester long!
The lesson?.....maybe that it is the process and not the product?........
maybe not to take themselves or their art too seriously?.....
When I think of this slant on creative learning and I look at my soldering process, I can relate.
At first I was terrified to do it wrong and waste supplies. I quickly learned that I will definitely ruin supplies! And each charm is not a keeper! Lol! So I am learning to take them apart well too, and start over.
Basically, what I have learned is to "Stop fretting and just PLAY!"
I am basically soldering everything that is not nailed down....like...."Oooh, maybe I could solder that!!!"
Trial and error! Soldering a vintage wooden domino was tricky, I didn't know if it would burn or melt or ??? But it turned out fine...see?
Then I decided to get a little risque and try something really different, at least for me : )
This necklace about memories of home, was an interesting effort.
I used a vintage post card for the images, and a piece of old rhinestones off a broken necklace.
Here is the back of the charm...where i decided I wanted two jump rings, and the charm can slide.
I call this one "French Date" as it contains a piece of 94 year old French document paper.
There are a row of rhinestones at the bottom and top, but I am not sure you can see it here.
Also, I have German glass glitter inside.
And this is the back....
This is another effort in fun...
The Fairytale charm drips with magic!
There is German glass glitter inside this one as well.
I do love the look of the glass glitter adhering to the inner sides of the charm.
This is also my first practice with doing dots.
They are tricky!
I have heard that no two dots are created equal and not to try to make them perfect.
I have plenty of more projects on the go!
At least in my mind!
What have you been up to this week?