Micro Torch Basics »
InstructionsThis being my very first soldering experience, I have to say that half the initial battle was finding the proper supplies. I made the mistake of trying to find everything in store first. Eventually I gave up and ended up giving up and just purchasing online where, of course, everything is readily available and typically cheaper :)
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Casual, Cute
I used 12ga copper wire instead of 14 because I was going for a less dainty look. They turned out exactly how I wanted them to! ^_^ Other materials used were basic soldering supplies, homemade vinegar/salt pickle solution, copper paste solder, ring mandrel, and a chasing hammer.
What was your inspiration?
The idea of being able to make my very own stack rings! I've always loved stackable rings and now I'll be able to have as many as I want!
What are you most proud of?
My first tries aren't always items I love enough to wear in public, but these I will wear happily! :)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is a GREAT first time project. SUPER simple but the result is gorgeous. My main advice would just be to always make sure you have a clear head, a clean work area, and aren't distracted. Using a micro torch IS much easier then I thought it would be, but it still can be a very dangerous tool if you're not thinking clearly or are surrounded by clutter. My husband actually requested that I not use the torch when he wasn't home (hahaha), to which I readily agreed. Better safe then sorry! :)