A month or so ago, I took a soldering class with a fabulous local jewelry artist, Melissa Muir, and made a way cool bracelet. We used a jeweler’s saw to cut our own sterling silver rings and then soldered the rings closed with a cute little butane torch. I saved my pennies and recently bought the tools to make some of this kind of jewelry myself.
Here is my first piece on my own. I wanted to use some of my own glass lampwork beads in it, so I soldered a couple of test rings and the beads seemed to be ok. The design kind of just happened. I have to give Melissa a lot of credit… in her class she went over a lot of the things that I needed to know, so I was never lost while going solo.
I am absolutely thrilled how it turned out!