I haven't played with everyone over at Silver Sunday in quite some time... I'm thrilled to join in the party today! I thought that since I took pictures of my latest crafty adventure, soldering that I would give you a peek... oh my gosh it is so much fun! I tried it a couple of years ago but after much frustration I put it aside, well no more! It, apparently like all of the other art forms I try, is addicting and with the right teacher is so rewarding! Thanks again Jill!
Sally Jean Alexander's book Pretty Little Things and tried the crystal for my necklace. My initials on the little bubble were done by cutting the letters out of an old book and adhering them on the tiny bubble with Diamond Glaze and then gluing the bubble to a silver piece from chandelier crystals, and the Red Cross pin was actually just set into a bezel from Hobby Lobby with a piece of background paper behind it and then filled with Diamond Glaze. I do not profess to be a jewelry artist, far from it, but I am proud to wear this, it being one of my first pieces.
Have I told you how much I love the red cross symbol and vintage photos of service men, and well I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to our flag so adding the red, white and blue is a natural! This piece is too big to wear I think, it is made from a small match box. It is a little shadow box and I am thinking I will make it into a book mark. As you can see, I need more practice on my soldering, but that will come with time.
Jenny Doh just showed something similar to this on Crescendoh that was made with a piece of vintage doily, I used a piece of embroidery from a vintage hanky and then added a crystal to hang off of the bottom.
This is where I put a bit of my silliness to good use! I mean she looks happy, right? LOL See the scallop edge I am hooked on? It is a special tape that is already trimmed like that! I love time saving stuff like that!
These glass bubbles just about got the best of me though ... they are tricky and I think I need to master the straight stuff first!
I also should share that I need to get me some silver cleaner to shine these up!
This is going to be a book mark too, I am going to add a nice ribbon to it...
and give it to Duane's mom for her bday. (she doesn't read my blog so I can say that on here)
So now you know something else about me... I am the Jackie of all trades and master of none! I can't help myself, I seriously only try a fraction of the things I want to try. I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to art... so many choices and so little time! Here is the question...do I need an art intervention? And if you tried to have one for me would I be able to convince you to try the lastest project that I am jonesin to make? ;O
Are you like that? Do you want to try every new thing you see? Are you like most crafty people I know and see something, and maybe instead of buying it you take it as a challenge and tell yourself... I can make that, and for a good many things in the dept. stores, make it for a fraction of the price! I have always looked at that thinking as a gift... but maybe it is a bit of a double edge sword... because I would be kidding myself to think that I really have time to do everything I want to tackle. I mean, there are after all loads of laundry and a sink full of dishes to tackle first! So now I am off the immerse myself up to my elbows in the kitchen sink and get a bit of my household duties done!I'm sure you can guess just how thrilled I am to do that, but I will look at it as a blessing.
If we have dirty dishes, then it means we have good food in our bellies. :)
Thank you Beth for the Silver Sunday Party!
Have a fabulous Sunday Everyone! Theresa xoxo