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In The Works

soldering 2011 004 cropLast year at Silver Bella I was lucky enough to take a class with the tremendously talented Sally Jean Alexander, where I learned the (very) basics of soldering to make jewelry.  My sweet hubby gifted me with all sort of supplies, and so all I needed was some time (and courage!) to try some soldering on my own.  Over Thanksgiving Break I gave myself a day just for that – better late than never, right?  I decided to finish some pendants I had started a while back and also try an ornament/pendant with a winter theme.  While not perfect – I have to say I am quite please with the results!

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The long rectangular pendants feature vintage photos of girlfriends.   Don’t you just love the wild floral outfits of the 40’s and the daring short(er) skirts and cloche hats of the 20’s?

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The square pendants/ornaments feature one of my favorite vintage photos – a pinup kind of gal building a snowman.  I added a faceted red glass bead to the bottom for a holiday feel.

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Needless to say, I’ve been going through my collection of vintage photos – I’m totally hooked on making these beauties now!

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