I've discovered that my little desk in the kitchen is perfect for soldering. One day soon, I hope to have my studio back to some semblance of order and clean off one of my counters as a designated soldering station. But, I've committed to decluttering the house before the studio (what a mistake!), so for now, I will have to be happy soldering in the kithcen.
Here is my most recent batch of charms, after they were taped but before soldering.
I've been getting in lots of practice, and my tape is so much better! I look at some of my first pieces and just laugh. And, the soldering is smoother and more even now. I think this is is definitely one of those skills where spending thirty minutes to an hour a day really pays off.
Here are the fronts of the charms after soldering.
And here are the backs. I seem to be finding inspiration in the most unusual places, like old Boy Scout Manuals and children's books.
I've cut some pieces of glass into funkier shapes, so my next experiment will be seeing if I can makes some cool little charms to use in my collages.