Sally Jean Alexander’s Soldering Class: The Love Bird Necklace


A day with Sally Jean tends to be fun, silly, educational, and ultimately exhausting!  I was so engrossed in the work that I never made it out of the classroom for work.  I'm part way through my Love Bird necklace.  You can see the pieces laid out above.  I still have some sterling chain to solder in place.  Sally uses a clever design involving lobster clasps to make the whole thing go.  I'm really looking forward to wearing this piece.

The class starts with collage, moves on to doing the artwork to go behind each piece of glass, and then on to soldering and assembling.


Sally Jean likes to give out random pages of text for her students to use.  There is always an element of serendipity to the pages.  But never as much so as with mine today, which made reference to Judge B.  Since the Judge is at home, minding a household of children (and hopefully not feeding them too many Hot Pockets), this seemed like a fabulous inclusion for a necklace about love.


Tomorrow is the last day of Art and Soul, and I'm sticking with my theme of soldering, doing one last class with Sally Jean.