30 September 2006
I was able to spend an hour or so with my soldering iron today after doing some research last night. The reading was very handy but I am so limited in availability of supplies here so I had to order some things online. I did work on some of the things I had wrapped though, figuring that some folks like the "rougher" look of the solder, especially on the more vintagey looking charms.
These initial charms are for a swap I am in hosted by the lovely Kim of ArtDog'sLife. From the top they look great ( they aren't completely done!) but the backs are not very smooth. I am guessing that its because of the large expense of tape to cover, that it won't stay hot enough to get a good flow of solder. I believe I need a chisel tip for my iron and maybe even a hotter iron. I ordered a book which I HOPE will help and I certainly welcome any advice from seasoned solderers out there.. anyone??
Here are some holiday charms I am doing for some smaller crafty fairs and my Etsy shop this coming season:
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