Saturday, May 28, 2011

soldering

mary jane dodd

'every one is a moon,
and has a dark side which he never shows to anyone.' 
~ mark twain

i love using stones in my work, they add depth of meaning and a special beauty... i decided i wanted to be able to set cup bezels... and so i did...

solder can be intimidating - there are all different kinds: paste, wire, sheet... they melt at different temperatures to allow for the creation of multiple joins... 

look for a prize related to this as a part of june's art spark!

 

8 comments:

Alice said...

I started learning to solder with Stephanie Lee's online course, but things came up and I never got to finish. I need to take a class in person with someone who can teach me the ropes because I really want to take my jewelry to the next level.

I love your bezel cups and the tiny little gems you tucked inside them!!!

SueBeads said...

MJ those are beautiful!

stregata said...

So very lovely...
And we do all have a dark side, like the moon.

Judy said...

Just beautiful! The colors are mesmerizing and the little gems precious!

Terri said...

Very pretty! I love the patina? or are these painted? Anyway, they are striking! Good job!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I would love to learn soldering. I mean really learn it not just play and make a mess. I really should ask my dad to show me he has been soldering circuit boards since I could walk, maybe even before that.
Shannon C

D'Arsie Manzella said...

These are gorgeous! I can't wait to see what June's Art Spark will be~

Noemi said...

I will be taking on a course in September and I cant wait!!

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