Happy Wednesday! I’m running a bit late today. I ran a few errands with Mallory this morning to finish getting the criticals for her move back to campus. Besides, there was a necessary stop at Hobby Lobby for me! I just HAD to purchase a soldering tool. Oh yeah you heard right, a soldering tool. The only thing my husband has asked is that I be extremely careful and not burn down the house. He knows me so well!

While in Dallas last weekend, hanging with some stampin’ friends from the Hanna Stamps Design Team one of our planned activities was to learn to solder. Well, we also had some sight seeing fun too. Here we all are on the grassy knoll in downtown Dallas. We had just left the Book Depository Museum and wanted to see for ourselves if it was possible to make that shot from the square window pictured above us.

Hanna DT at Grassy Knoll

Left to right: Shannon Tompkins, Bev Gerard (our hostess), Judy Workman, Kristi Ferro, Pam Hooten and myself.

I thought it would be fun to show you the necklace I made. However, you are not going to see the first one at all (there were too many four letter words uttered), but I will show you the second one. After getting an email about the August Technique Challenge on Tim Holtz’ blog, I had an idea and just HAD to try it. So, I did – on glass instead of fragments.

Alcohol Resist Soldered Necklace

Needless to say, I’m hooked – a new addiction! I had to have my own soldering tool, beads, and all the other necessary items. Hopefully I will make vast improvements in my technique.

Before I leave you today, I would like to point out that Rubbernecker has extended the sale on the Ranger Pigment Pads and reinkers. Not only have they extended this sale, but for any order of products (rubber stamps and cling excluded) more than $25 you will receive 10% off your entire order. I so need to go shopping!

Here’s hoping you have a great day! I’m going to go organize my new soldering tools.

14 Responses to “First Attempts at Soldering!”

  1. How cool is that necklace?!!
    And now I need to go order some stuff from RN….(sigh…..I’m going to have to see if there are any per diem jobs around here….haha)

  2. How fun! I bet you girls had a blast!

  3. Aren’t we a fab looking group. I loved your second attempt actually I loved your first attempt too.

  4. Wow, what a beautiful necklace, Sherry! Just what you need….a new addiction!

  5. This is fabulous! I love the soldering paired w/ TH technique on the fragment. Nice to see the group of you together too!

  6. Look at you … already a soldering rock star! I totally LOVE your ink applications to the glass … what a treat to watch you “in action” these past few days! Miss ya, bunches!!

  7. Very Cool!! I have thought about trying the soldering several times & now after seeing your necklace I want to even more!! Love the TH technique!!

  8. Awesome Sherry, I have a soldering gun just never got around to figure out how to use it, one of these days!!

  9. Gosh, you’ve really been getting around lately, Sherry! Enjoy your new addiction. It looks like you’re going to be great at it!

  10. Hey Sherry,

    Love the necklace. Yeah, my hubby already warned me to keep my fingers off HIS soldering tool, lol. Haven’t had a chance to give it a shot yet…..

    Hope you got the little package of clips! Had mailed them out within a week of getting home from CHA.

    Love the tag too….. oh so much I want to CASE, not enough time. LOL.

  11. Beautiful, Sherry! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing the picture, too. It’s always fun to see personal pictures of famous places.

  12. Love your pendant, so cool, Love the added beads what an extra special touch, I keep thinking I would love to give this a try but still haven’t done so.

  13. Glad you had a good time in Dallas and that your ear got better. And thanks for the trivia.
    Love the solder piece. I wish I could do that. It looks really pretty. And what a great gift that would be.

  14. Oh, I am PEA GREEN with envy baby!!!! Look at you all there!!! I was so excited to chat with y’all on the webcam though!

    Hope to see you real real soon!



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