Monday, May 26, 2008

Newest Charms

I have collaged, glued, painted, stamped, glittered and taped all weekend. Just this afternoon, I soldered. I started with the gently glittered Texas girls; and then on to the d pendant (left) that includes a cut-out of a beautiful Mexican calendar girl (AngelaVillalba is the artist). Last, I soldered the D bubble (in back).
I cleaned off the solder, applied black patina, then gently sanded each with fine sandpaper to create a rustic gunmetal look.
(Thanks, Stephanie Lee , for your blog motto "revelling in the perfection of imperfection").
I am pleased with the results.
As you can see, I have many more in the works. But, for now, I am tired.
This was my soldering set-up in the garage. The vintage (LOL) sal ammoniac block in the middle of my cookie sheet set-up; was given to me on Saturday by a very sweet stained glass shop owner in Sealy. She didn't like it, so never used it~much. It will bring a soldering iron back to a beautiful silver with just a little effort. It is all in knowing how to use it. Thanks to sally jean.

12 comments:

Paulie said...

How talented you are!

david mcmahon said...

Looks great. You deserve a rest now!

Glad you enjoyed my Montreal `Fall Guy' post!!

Anita said...

LOVE everything you've done here! I envy you your talent and time to work!
Seems these days between family and the weather I don't even have time to think... lol

Melanie said...

gggreat!!!
why, you and your charms are ... charming, my dm!
xoxoxo!

Daryl said...

OOH .. I am loving them ..

:-Daryl

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Diane, I love the new stuff you're doing. It's really great! My hubby has gone back offshore so now I'll get to work and visit my blogging friends. Later~

Susan Tuttle said...

Wow! - you should be so pleased - your work is gorgeous!!!

Thank you for your heart-felt comment - it is so nice to connect with a like-minded soul.

Susan
xo

Chris said...

VERY cool Diane! I can see you've been "nose to the grindstone". May all of your dedication pay off~~and may your creativity dazzle you and others!

stacie said...

Those are so cute...love them!!!

albertapostcards said...

what a lot of work but oh do they look great!

Deryn Mentock said...

Love your charms...especially the "D"! :) How can that nice lady live without her block?

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