My deepest THANKS go to Anna from Thimbleanna for introducing me to my newest obsession. LOL! I think we could get into serious trouble if I lived close to you :) You know, I've always wanted to know how to make these little beauties and I even bought a necklace like this with miniature dried flowers a few years back.
You can read Anna's posts about it here and here. I spent a lot of time yesterday watching the video and going to other websites and blogs doing research. The video made by Michelle Johnson from Crafted by.us was very helpful. I don't know if you know this but here's the page of that lists the items you'll need to get start along with a few resources for a lot of the items she showed us on her tutorial video. The picture (above and to the right) is of the necklace that she makes on her video. Pretty Cute! Huh?!
The best sources that she gave for the items you'd need to get started soldering were Simply Swank and Volcano Arts. I liked Simply Swank because they sold everything you'd need to make a soldered Charm Necklace in a starter kit or a deluxe kit. Above is a picture of the deluxe kit. They have also put out a BOOK and a DVD that you can purchase as part of the kit (as seen below). On their website you can also look at their different galleries of things they've made.
I think I'm hooked!!! Real Bad! I'll have to wait for a good excuse to get it though, like my BIRTHDAY, which is coming up in a few months. Yippee!! I can hardly wait to get started!
Volcano Arts (go to page and then scroll down to product) is a great source for 5/16" Wavy Copper Foil Tape and at $16.00 for 36 yards that was a DEAL compared to Simply Swanks 5/16" Wavy Copper Foil Tape at $4.49 for 5 yards. I'll let you do the math. Volcano Arts also had the glass cutter she used along with pre-cut glass shapes.
Have FUN making Soldered Charms!
I'll upload pictures when I get around to making them. It'll probably be before Christmas this year.