Had some time over the long weekend to get all the soldering stuff out and finish up some fun necklace bobbles. Some for everyday wear and a few for this summer in the Americana theme.
The things I have discovered in soldering is the importance of sal ammoniac in tinning or silvering the tips. The other is a gel flux that keeps the flux where you put it....sure keeps the flow going smooth. Speaking of smooth, I have also decided that if a person thinks their soldering is not perfect, so be it! A few bumps and varying thickness here and there gives it a handmade artie look. If you want perfect, go to a jeweler or spain or wherever.
These Americana ones are 1x1 and double sided. I will be putting these on Etsy (cheap) so head over and see.