Copper Hoops

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? Clean, virtually un-noticable solder seams on the hoops!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice, practice, practice butt-joint soldering ... use just a tiny amount of solder because it is difficult to clean up any excess solder on a wire butt-joint like this.

What you will need

  • Copper wire
  • antique copper bead cap
  • faux pearls

Q&A with Cindy Watkins

Cathyherbsew asked:
These are cute! Did you self- teach soldering or take a class? Nice joint connection-first thing I thought was"where did she get closed loops that big?"
Cindy Watkins answered:
Thanks Cathy ... I'm self-taught, I learn better that way! I watched tons of YouTube videos, read a book on soldering jewelry. My first few attempts at soldering were horrible, lol! They came apart; so I just kept trying. It's really fun once you get the hang of it. But I have to admit, there were times I wanted to throw my torch across the room (don't try this at home!! lol).