Let me start this BTW with a little information for you.
I try to carry a notebook/journal/sketchbook everywhere I go so when an idea hits me I have a place to scratch it down. . . otherwise I'll forget. I've come to the realization that no matter how awesome I think the idea is, if I don't write it down I won't remember it. I've tried to tell myself that there's no way I'd forget certain ideas because they're so great. However, when it comes time to remember that idea; all I can usually remember is that I HAD an idea. As such, it's necessary for me to have the notebook.
Looking through my scribbles the other day reminded me that I really should get to work on some of those ideas. So, I decided to proceed through them in the order I wrote them down (if possible.)
The first idea involves soldering simple loops to the back of glass bubbles. Now, I know I've done something similar before, but my test was to see if I could solder the whole piece of wire to the back (as opposed to just jump rings to the sides.)
As such, my craft desk looked like this today.
It looks pretty here, but it's not going as well as I'd hoped.
- The wire continues to spin rather than lay flat on the backs.
- I tried flattening the wire to stop the spinning, but that didn't work.
- The overlapping copper foil makes it hard to get the solder to cover the whole back of each pebble.
- Once soldered, the copper wire looks less impressive because the solder is a pewter-tone.
There's more going on over at the Bead Table Wednesday Flickr Group.
In addition, I finished up my ornament for the Ornament Swap. But, I can't show off what I made yet since I want Melissa to be surprised. Now I just need to package it carefully and send it to her before the
Speaking of surprises, there's a new bracelet in the shop.
|Spectrum of Fun Bangle|
I can't wait to discover what's next on my list of ideas. . .