Lovely Lady and Clockwork Project - Stampington & Company

Lovely Lady and Clockwork Project

I highly recommend the Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories book if you are a beginner so that you can learn all the techniques!

These projects have a variety of ways that they can be used. Try adding one to an accessory to create a chic wearable piece of art. They will add an elegant touch to a belt or handbag! Or add one to a gift box or gift bag to add a special touch to a present. You can also try using one as a pendant for a necklace. I have used a larger size glass for the pieces I created so depending on the size of the piece you are creating just ensure the decorative corners are bent just slightly so that it fits the shape of the neck nicely.

Lovely Lady:

First you will need to cut out the collage image from the Loveliness collage sheet. It will need to but cut out exactly the same size as the glass you are working with, for this project I used the Oval Glass 1½ "x 2".  Sandwich the image between the two oval glass pieces and wrap the foil tape (either the tape in included in the soldering kit or one of the other sizes we have available) around the edges of the glass. Burnish the tape down onto the glass on both sides. Once you have done that, you can trim off some of the tape on the glass if needed using an exacto knife. Brush flux over the foil and with your soldering tool and lead free solder start adding solder to the edges. Once you have done the edges, take two decorative corners and paint with flux then use your pliers or the small clamp to hold the piece while you cover it with solder.

Any decorative metal embellishment will have to paint "painted" with the solder before you attach them which is explained in more detail in the book. Attach the corners to the side (one at a time) and heat the solder on the back where the corner connects to the pendant so that it attaches. Repeat the same step with the other corner on the opposite side. Take two jump rings  and dab a small amount of flux on the ring, then attach to the edges of the filigree corner using the solder and iron.  Once is has completely cooled down you can shine the piece by using the solder polish and a soft cloth.

Clockwork:

I used the same oval glass shape as I did in the Lovely Lady project but decided to turn the oval in a horizontal direction. To create the clock image, spray some Riptide glimmer mist onto a piece of white cardstock and allow to dry. Then with black ink stamp the clock image from the Stampers' Sampler stamp sheet which is FREE with a multi year subscription to the Stampers’ Sampler (click here for more details). The clock image is also available in a larger size on the Time Clearly Impressed stamp sheet.

Trace the oval shape over the image using the Oval Glass 1½ "x 2". Sandwich the clock image between the two oval glass pieces and wrap the foil tape (either the tape in include in the soldering kit or one of the other sizes we have available) around the edges of the glass. Burnish the tape down onto the glass on both sides. Once you have done that, you can trim off some of the tape on the glass if needed using an exacto knife. Brush flux over the foil and with your soldering tool and lead free solder start adding solder to the edges using your soldering tool. Once you have done the edges, take two decorative corners and paint with flux then use your pliers or the small clamp to hold the piece while you cover it with solder. 

Any decorative metal embellishment will have to paint "painted" with the solder before you attach them which is explained in more detail in the book. Attach the corners to the sides (one at a time) and heat the solder on the back where the corner connects to the pendant so that it attaches. Repeat the same step with the other corner on the opposite side. Take two jump rings and dab a small amount of flux on the ring, then attach to the edges of the filigree corner using the solder and iron. Once is has completely cooled down you can shine the piece by using the solder polish and a soft cloth.

Please Note: This tool is designed for North American electrical outlets. If you are purchasing from another region then it is recommended you use an adapter for the cord and required voltage. Please use the Soldering Iron with caution and follow all instructions included on the packaging and in the Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories book. This tool is not for children and should be used with caution around children.

 

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