I don't even remember exactly when the idea popped into our heads but 4 artsy friends decided it would be a great idea to get together once a month and share!
SO WE DID !
At Colleens house in beautiful & picturesque Warren County, NJ we met on March 12th.
Linda Hahola, Leslie Marsh, Colleen Colquhoun and moi
and on this day Leslie was going to share her secrets of using solder to make jewelry...incredible jewelry !
Here are 2 examples of her soldered book necklaces.
Out came the Flux & the Solder (we used Lead Free)
and we watched as Leslie demonstrated how to brush the flux on the metal, heat with a torch, then work the solder on so it flowed
and we all tried our hand at it
Linda had help from "Moon", Colleens hairless cat !!
Here are more of Leslies amazing soldered books
OKAY...back to business...
here's what I made...these will be the covers for the mini book
then you clean them up...
and, even tho I didn't have time to completely finish, these are the pages that will get sewn into the covers and I will add a picture, resin and a 'word' to the cover as well.
Linda and Colleen finished theirs
next up....a visit to Leslies place out in West Chester, Pennsylvania and a sleepover !!!
CAN'T WAIT !!