Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Workbench Wednesday ~ Two To Share

ONE: A crown for a man

When you turn 90, you should get something special, don't you agree?

My Dad is a huge pain in the patooty to buy gifts for. Not that he wants for much; some hankies or flannel pajamas are all he asks for.

I mean, he's 90--he already has everything! So hmmmm, what could I give him that he didn't already have?

So I made him a crown!
Happy Birthday Dad!

TWO: Soldered charms

This is the surface of my dining room table and is a great example of what you might end up with if you don't know what you're doing. Like looking down the business end of a soldering iron and not paying attention to what's underneath your (hot) work station.

After learning how to solder from Julee Herrmann, I tried my hand at soldered charms, and they turned out pretty good.

The metal buckle wouldn't accept the solder--bummer.

I made one that has a map of the street where I grew up! More charms in the works...stay tuned!

What are you working on? Please share! I hop you take time to create every day (or at least every week!)!


  1. Ok! This is the next thing I want to learn how to do...soldering
    I love the idea of using a map where you grew up on a piece of jewelry. How personal is that?
    Is soldering difficult? I need to find out about this.
    Love to you Dad...
    That crown is magnificent!

  2. BEAUTIFUL job!
    As usual....;)[0=