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Instructionswhile this prodject was not part of the class, it was the reason for me takig the class. I have wanted to understand how to solder correctly for a while as most of the time when I solder I just made a mess.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Goth, Victorian / Steampunk, Mod, Whimsical, Funky, Rock / Punk
brass copper silver chain easy solder hole punch jumprings 4mm and 3 mm clasp torch chasing hammers punchs mandrelmetal sheers files panten gel renaissance wax sparex water
What was your inspiration?
I have been playing with the idea for a while in my head.. was playing diablo and saw a bracelet worn by the character toon in the opening scene and liked it but thought the edges would hurt.
What are you most proud of?
Finished it! I am proud of the fact that I completed another project. Sometimes doing twenty things at once makes it hard to finish one so when one does get done I am grateful.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
As always take your time and while mulitasking is part of life be sure to do the dangerous stuff while you are able to concentrate on one thing and not cooking supper doing laundry paying bills or planing your food for the upcoming week. The time in making something can be overwhelming when you are always on the go be it kids, pets or just plain survial. Always keep an open mind and if you have to change your idea then be open to it, do not block yourself into a corner and demand perfection. I messed up many times on this and broke it twice and after cleaning resolder and then having to redo the chains and holes at certain points I still was able to complete a bracelet I would and do wear. Boom! :) ENJOY WHAT YOU DO- BE HAPPY- LIFE IS TOO SHORT-HAVE FUN WITH YOUR IDEAS-:) happy monday! sfol