Posts Tagged ‘solder’

Spring Has Sprung!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I think Spring is finally on it’s way, I saw my first chipmunk of the year and the first dandilion has popped up in the yard!

To help celebrate this wonderful time of year I’ve made several soldered glass pendant with animals that make me think Spring.

The first three (bunny, duckling and lamb) are vintage illustrations from a Tasha Tudor book. I love her work!
Tasha Tudor Rabbit Pendant

Tasha Tudor Duck Pendant

Tasha Tudor Lamb Pendant

This Robin pendant has a nest on the back and comes from a vintage children’s ABC book.
Robin Soldered Pendant

All (except the lamb, which sold) are in my Etsy shop right now.

For Lenore

Monday, February 4th, 2013

I recently found an amazing antique book from 1912 about famous poets and I cut out some text from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” for a soldered charm on this mixed media necklace. I also added a book and pen nib charm too.

Poe "The Raven" Quote Charm Necklace

Alice is So Charming

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Wow, I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, sorry! Right before Thanksgiving my 93 year old Grandfather passed away and then I’ve been all caught up getting ready for the holidays, it’s been a hectic (and sad) time.

Right before all this happened though I spent a lot of time getting new jewelry pieces made and am just now getting them on-line. I made a bunch of single soldered pendants and also many charm necklaces too.

Here’s a few new Alice in Wonderland themed necklaces, all currently available in my Etsy shop (along with many more new items as well).

Alice in Wonderland

Red Queen charm necklace

Alice Down the Rabbit Hole charm necklace

Mad Hatter Charm Necklace

Thanks for stopping by!
-Heather

Cowboys and Fairy Tales

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Here’s a few soldered glass pendants I’ve made recently.

These are from a gorgeous book of fairy tale with illustrations from Tasha Tudor:

Sleeping Beauty
sleeping beauty pendant

Puss N’ Boots
puss n boots pendant

and these cuties are from a book about kids and ponies:

Cowgirl
cow girl pendant

Cowboy
cowboy pendant

These pendants are currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Even More Charming

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Here’s a couple more recent Halloween soldered charms and one not so Halloween :)

This first is a tiny black domino, I used white permanent ink to stamp on the dancing skeletons, this is perfect for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos.

Dancing Skeleton Domino Charm

This soldered glass pendant is a cool vintage hanging bat stamp I found on Etsy. I stamped him on vintage dictionary paper.

Bat Pendant

This last one is sooooo spooky….NOT ;) It’s a Queen Bee charm necklace, the large soldered domino has beehive paper and a silver bee charm, the smaller says Queen and there is also a large silver crown charm.

Queen Bee Charm Necklace

These are all available in my Etsy shop.

Charmed

Monday, October 1st, 2012

I recently made several domino charms and charm necklaces for Fall and Halloween. Each domino is colored with ink and stamped with an image and then soldered around the edges.

This first one is all about one of my favorite poets Edgar Allan Poe, the round charm is a vintage wooden game piece and there is also a metal ink pen nib.

Poe Charm Necklace

I love this cool owl image, I added another game piece with the word “who”

Owl Charm Necklace

This one is a play on the term “skeleton key”, dancing skeletons on the domino, a metal key and skull bead

Skeleton Key Charm Necklace

This tiny pumpkin charm also has a little leaf bead on it

Pumpkin Domino Charm

and last but not least Ichabod better beware, the headless horseman is riding…..

Headless Horseman Domino Charm

These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.

-Heather

The definition of…….

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Here are some new soldered glass dictionary pendants made with some wonderful vintage dictionary illustrations. These are all currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Flamingo Dictionary Pendant

Panda Dictionary Pendant

Wolverine Dictionary Pendant

Whale Dictionary Pendant

My Dear Mr. Darcy,

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Here’s a charm bracelet inspired by one of my all time favorite authors, Jane Austen. I stamped and shrunk a silhouette of a woman from shrink plastic, soldered two scrabble tiles and added dictionary words to each, along with a hand holding a heart charm and a ink pen nib. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Jane Austen Charm Bracelet

Reading is FUNdamental

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

In many of the vintage books I find there is usually a sweet picture on the title page of a child or animal reading a book, these make some of my favorite pendants! I love to read and despite the fact that I cut up books for my art I do dearly love books. I always try to find books that are falling apart, unwanted and unloved so I can give them a new life.

Here’s a few new “reading” pendants, both are currently available in my Etsy shop. And be on the look out for lots more new pendants in the coming weeks, I’ve gotten several great books recently with some wonderful illustrations.

Child Reading Pendant

I adore this one, a boy reading to his dog…
Boy and Dog Reading Pendant

Charmed, I’m Sure

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I wanted to share another mixed media charm necklace. It is on a ball chain and has a soldered stamped domino and a soldered round wooden game piece that I added vintage text too as well as a silver charm.  I love how these clink around and move as you wear them!

A pretty bird escaping his cage:

Bird and Cage Charm Necklace

available in my Etsy Shop. (sold)