While Pat had band practice here at the house last night, I decided to experiment with some glass pebbles, paper, and solder.
I don't know if I was just tired, if there's something wrong with my soldering iron, or if I just need to work on this technique a bit more; but the backs of my little bubble gems ended up looking like this. I finally I threw in the iron and exited the craft room for the evening.
Yeah, I know. . .
So, this morning, I worked on trying to get the solder a little . . . prettier.
I even gave in to Pat's suggestion and tried filing down the bumps.
It helped, some.
In the end, I'm leaving them like this.
I think I'm going to finally break down and purchase some solder patina. Perhaps an aged look will enhance the flaws (you know, like magic!)
At least the fronts are kinda cute!
If you are more experienced with solder than me and have any suggestions, please PLEASE let me know!
I did accomplish getting another one of my favorite bracelets relisted.
|Dainty Lady Bracelet|
For now, I'll just trudge through the rest of the day and look forward to the margaritas tonight!
Happy Friday Y'all!!