Thursday, August 4, 2011
My first soldered jump ring
Actually its a need thats been growing, after all Ive owned the equipment for a while. I just never really had the need. Until the bracelet I wanted to wear started to fall part under its own weight. The links just pulled away from each other at their closing points.
Well I did not want to have all the work on the piece be for naught, so I decided I would solder all those pesky links together. And I did!
It wasn't nearly as hard as I had anticipated. of course developing skill and getting nice clean joins will take practice. But I can totally see how this soldering thing can be so addictive. The way the metal flows, its really nifty.
I was good I did purchase an iron stand for today, and I did wear my googles.