Pendants created from microscope slides, a little stained glass tape and lead-free solder along with drawings that I did with oil pastels and graphite on vellum. Each pendant has two sides. I have one that my mom and I made last spring and it's by far my favorite necklace. These will hopefully be sold to the gallery this week, they are part of my newest work. Fingers crossed that they like them.
So now, you want to know everything about making your own microscope pendant slides, don't you? Well, since these are the very first ones I've made on my own, I can only point you in the right direction and then it's off to the work table for you to experiment and see what works best. First, directions and eye candy.
I treated myself to a soldering iron this week. It works wonderfully. If you are using lead-free solder and if you are making jewelry, it should be lead-free, you need an iron that runs at a hotter temperature. On the HeartsArt program Sally Jean suggested using a Weller iron that runs between 60-80 watts. I picked mine up at Lowes. You can find mircoscope pendants all over the place, but here is a very nice supplier at a price you can't beat! I just ordered from them and will be making Christmas ornaments later this month.
Well, that's it. Off with you now to create amazing and beautiful things.