Sunday, March 6, 2011

Soldered Necklaces and Bottles

A few years ago I took a class to learn how to solder jewelry. There was a huge learning curve but it was really the beginning of all this creating for me. The first necklace I made was a little crude...rough around the edges, if you will. I made it for my mom. One side has my girls and the other is her mother with her when she was a baby.
The class was so fun to take and if you're interested it was with the wonderful Terri Brush and her link is
She travels around and teaches these amazing classes. I also took a class on making a silver bracelet...I don't have pics of my bracelet but will post another time. 
So this was the start of having a creative outlet. I bought a solder and ended up buying 3 of them. You can't just go buy a solder at Home Depot. (Dah!)I learned that after 2! 
Now I love soldering old bottles...

So, lastly I have to give a shout out to my girlfriend April. She kept hounding me to do a post about my bottles. So here they are:)

I'm linking up to these parties:



Erin said...

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I just found your blog. I really like the necklace you made for your mom. I think I have to go out and find some old sheet music and get crafty! I like what you did with it.

Alisha said...

Those bottles are beautiful. What a neat idea! So glad I found your crafty little blog :) :)

rebeckah@mydwellingplace said...

Krista - these are ahh-may-ZING!

Anonymous said...

I love the bottles!!!! Thanks for posting!! :) April