Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My First Attempt at Soldering!

I have to admit, I got sucked right into the whole Inchie craze! Thanks to the wonderfully talented Debbie Olsen and Ellen Hutson. Debbie has been doing some soldering with tiny images, microscope slides, and the soldering tools. I used to make jewelry a lot.....but as you know there are only so many hours in the day! So jewelry making has taken a back seat to cards and scrappin! But when I saw this.....well it was right up my alley! Jewelry AND stamping.....TOGETHER?!! So I purchased the entire soldering kit from Ellen Hutson's store. My mind is crazy with ideas for this! But I had to start somewhere...... and here it is! My first soldered piece is a bookmark. I am hoping to make some cute necklaces for Cort and her friends. But let me just tell ya....it is WAY harder than it looks! The first piece I tried to make ended up in the garbage! It is a bit tricky, and I know I need to practice..... A LOT! The paper was Creative Imaginations and Memory Box. The cute little Lollipop is a sneak peek at Treehouse stamps new release coming out soon! I colored it in with my Copics and added a bit of glitter with my Sakura gelly roll pen. The word, sweet was stamped using my snap stamps.
I know there are some imperfections, and I need to practice.....but I think I have found a new love!
Have a great day Everyone!!!!! : )

21 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

That looks fabulous. What a shame they only mail the kits to USA and Canada. i must look around here to find somewhere to buy the kits. It looks like fun
Alison

Debbie Olson said...

Acck! I typed a whole paragraph, and it disappeared on me for some reason! Michele, I think you did a *great* job, and I love your accessorizing; I'm adding cool stuff next time too--that adds SO much!

~amy~ said...

Magnificent Job!!! Soldering is on my "Things to do" list...you have inspired me :)

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, this is SO FABULOUS!!!

Michelle said...

Michele! You know I don't need another hobby, right? This is awesome and I LOVE soldering, so this is going to be my next addiction, as soon as I'm over making felted bags. Beautiful, Michele!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!! Very nice!

Crafty Connie said...

Very nice! I really do not need another craft but this looks very interesting.

Alexandra said...

Very nice Michele - love it! I have never done this, but you do beautiful work! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amber Porter said...

Ohhh, this is beautiful! Love it as a bookmark!!

pescbrico said...

I think you did really great on this!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

That is gorgeous! First attempt? I can't imagine it looking any better! :)

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Hey there my Sweet Friend...This is Fantabulous!!!!!I use to solder for a living in my single days..hard to believe now!!!

Rachel said...

So beautiful! But I think my dh would absolutely flip if he caught me soldering. ROFL

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

YUMMY-licious!!!!....hmmmmm....I might have to buy a "kit" too!!...you did an awesome job!!! TFS....creative blessings, Debbie

sophia landry said...

GORGEOUS!!! I am so jealous! I wanted to purchase this kit, and then had to decide between it and the inchie kit. I ended up getting the Inchie kit, but plan to get this next month. Awsome job. Can't wait to try it too!

Elaine said...

This is lovely! Love the colors and beads and I like how you displayed it on the gold stand! I would love to have this for a bookmark!

Rose Ann said...

You did a fabulous job, Michele!! This is your first??? Wow!!

AJ said...

fabulous!!! I just bought the same kit and am anxious to try it!! love how it turned out!

Terrie B x said...

"Wow" these are beautiful Michelle:)x

Donna said...

this turned out great, Michelle! real lovely-you should be proud

Otter said...

Oh you did a great job!! I love the "bling" I am going to cave for this soldering thing here pretty soon!!