Saturday, October 6, 2012


Came across a book called A Charming Exchange by Ruth Rae, and loved the ideas and collaboration between the many artists. It was a special find that sparked some creative projects. The best part of it, it gave me an avenue to use the many soldered charms I had sitting around.

This book also led to me to find Lynne Merchant. A wonderful wire artists who has taught and inspired so many wire artists. The first thing she taught was the spiral. Spirals are versatile and can be the start of clasps, beads, and more. Used some of the practice spirals here as a filler.

This simpler charm braclet is pink quarts linked to soldered charms.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Soldering Boxes 101

I took an online soldering class from Sally Jean Alexander months ago and learned to create 3 dimensional boxes. The soldering is easy compared to finding things to put  in the boxes. 
Soldering allows you to collage, incorporate fabric, found objects and add lots of bling. When finished you have art that you can wear. Doesn't get much better than that.

I do recomment Sally as a teacher and she has some great online classes. I do caution you that if you have a problem she will not attempt to resolve it - so beware!!