February 04, 2009

Round Robin creation.
I am currently in a RR necklace/bracelet with 9 other great ladies from my charmsters group. In January I was adding to Kara’s piece, with her theme being Embrace the Change. I took one of the wooden spools I won off of ebay earlier in the month
and made a charm piece that I added to her necklace. Taking a piece of paper and wrapping it around part of the spool, then adding the words ‘Change is inevitable, Embrace it!’. Put on a top coating of Diamond glaze. I then added copper tape to each end and soldered. To dull the shine I patina over the solder, then sandpapered it some for an aged look. Stringing wire through the hole and added a bead at each end. I wire wrapped the ends to the necklace. So the spool will spin and roll, as we have to do sometimes with change, when she wears the her necklace.
I tried getting away from soldering on this one, but it just keeps calling to me. And these wooden spools take the tape and solder so well. I’ll have to see what else comes of these cute little spools.

5 comments:

Ilene Harris said...

Hi Melissa!

I'm getting more and more excited about your visit and Laurel's workshop. It seems that we have more in common than just polymer clay. I, too, like soldering - even though I haven't done as much as you have. Perhaps we can talk about this exciting pursuit after the workshop (over a dinner out?) on Saturday evening.

Happy Travels -

Ilene

Pat Winter said...

How cool! You know I will have to try this!!!!!!!!!
Smiles,
Pat

Alison Gibbs said...

Melissa what a wonderful creation
Alison

Stephanie O. said...

Love how you used the spool to create that great necklace!

Elizabeth Golden said...

What a great idea, I have ton's of these and have made little notes but a necklace is awesome! Why didn't I think of this? If I make this I will definitely link back to you when I post. Thanks for the inspiration.