"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Soldered Ornament

Now that I'm off my soap box from the post below, I can post the ornament I made last night for a collaborative gift for a friend. Everyone is making small ornaments to be put on a specially-made tree to thank her for all her work and support of a group we are in. (I can't say more as this is a surprise.)

I used an image from one of Kris Hubrick's digital collage sheets (check them out here at Retro Art Cafe) adding the handwritten "queen" for the front of the charm. The back has a piece cut from a Graphic 45 patterned paper called "Copacetic." The crossword pattern and cherries are part of the paper. I just added the words which I cut from an ad in a magazine - they were perfect and just the right size and color.

The charm was soldered and I then added a crown charm to the jump ring and tied on black and white polka dot ribbon. I love doing these soldered charms, but I need to practice more - adding the jump ring is the hardest part!


Linda Manning Findley said...

toooooooo cute Susan ... you are getting excellent at this soldering .... Linda F

Vicki C said...

I want to learn to solder so bad! These are great!

Linda Cain said...

Very good!! I love that cherry paper, don't you? Great job!
Linda Cain