Sunday, January 22, 2012


I had some time this weekend to work on things that I have been meaning to try for a while. Believe it or not, I have never used a soldering iron in all the years I have been making jewelry, and had one unopened in a package for at least 2 years. So wala, here you have my first soldered pendant, with an image from paper whimsy, a piece of vintage millinery flower from my collection, and a piece of vintage text. Errr correction, this is my second pendant...I cracked the first one! It is rough, due to increasingly shaky hands, and a bit wonky, but oh how I love it...her!

This is a new journal page I made. I realize more and more that I have an odd love of all types of paper, and my approach to this type of art is very random and haphazard and I really enjoy that.
Thank you all for your visits, and I wish everyone a fabulous week!


Sandy said...

Your soldering hanger is fantastic Sharon and your journal page rock.
Love them both.

stregata said...

Soldering is a technique that requires practice - this is fabulous, especially considering it is your second try. And I am totally in love with your journal page...

Diane said...

Oh--I am seeing some new jewelry art from you--and it's going to be Good!
The journal page is one of my favorites...

Barbara Lewis said...

I can't believe you haven't soldered before!!! I've tried it ... it definitely is not as easy as it looks!

Dorthe said...

Sharon, OH MY ...I totally love both ,so very different pieces,-they are gorgeous both, the soldered charm is lovely sweeet, and your page really speaks to me with it`s orange tones, and so beautiful collections of papers and your painting- just fantastic, my dear.
I`m in Copenhagen..

roc said...

fabulous work sharon!

Karen said...

I can't quit looking at that soldered piece. It's beautiful! Your journal page makes me want to clean up my jewelry making mess and play with paper. Both are fabulous!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Sharon, I am so inspired by your work. You're a true artist.

Terri said...

Sharon, congratulations on your first soldered piece! She is very sweet!
I too have yet to pick up the iron! March I am going to Art and Soul in Virginia Beach and am taking 4 of Sally Jeans classes! I am very excited!
Did you find it hard? And...did you burn your fingers???

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

beautiful work,

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I can't believe you never used a soldering iron, even I no jewelry maker took a class once. haven't used it since, this page, love the orange, love the bird, love everything about it. xox Corrine

peggy aplSEEDS said...

beautiful! both the pendant and the page!
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
congrats on your first soldered piece!It is beautiful and I love your journal page.Have a great week.

Karen said...

I had to come back and have a look at that soldered pendant again. It's so pretty! You've got to make more of these!

Jewels By Ine said...

I'm looking forward to see how you will combine the pendant! really nice one! Like the vintage picture..
You're paper is also GREAT! I love how you mixed all kinds of paper.. Did you sketch the circle around the bird? really cool..

Marilyn Rock said...

Soldering is one thing I just could not do well. Yous is lovely and very clean and crisp. Gorgeous piece.

Your journal page is absolutely stunning! xxoo

Lenna Young Andrews said...

It is a beautiful pendant, Sharon and that is the truth!!!!!! xoxoxo lenna

Gaby Bee said...

Your soldered pendant looks great and I love your journal page.

Have a wonderful week!


druga szesnaście said...

I keep coming back to look at this page.
somehow it makes me feel better. as if everything was possible.
I can't quite explain it. it must be magic then. ;)

susie said...

OMGoodness, I just posted about my first soldered necklace I made this week. I tried once before, but burnt the edges so badly from going over &over to make it even, that I had to tear it apart. The results are Fabulous, but the soldering is HARD!!! & can we talk about JUMP RINGS, arggghhhh. They make me CRAZY!
I ADORE your piece, it's gorgeous!
Check out my soldering post at

Gold Charm said...

Many a times I feel like making such pendants with photographs of those whom I love...really a very old style which is still charming.A very charming piece.

suziqu's thread works said...

Both are so beautiful. You have so much wonderful talent Your soldered piece is stunning as is your journal page with the bird image highlighted with a large variety of papers which all work so well together!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

World Famous said...

It's a very lovely post.... thanks for sharing Exam Papers

Unknown said...

Wow so beautiful thank-you for sharing this

Barb said...

I too am drawn to so many odd papers and found paper trash! Very nice collage piece. Thanks for sharing found it on Pinterest.


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