Glass Tube Soldered Pendants with Cat Kerr will show you how to transform a mini glass tube into a totally unique rustic treasure to wear around your neck.
In this class, I will discuss how to set up your work station and the basics of working with a soldering iron.You will learn how to attach solder caps with jump rings to the glass tubes you and will also learn how to make personalized handmade soldered charms to hang from each pendant. Once the components are completed we will patina and clean the caps and charms.Lastly we will work on the outside of the glass,giving each pendant a dimensional feel.
Keep in mind that each pendant is unique and personal. Even though the focus of this class is to work on the outside of the glass, the pendant holds even more meaning with the treasures it carries within the delicate glass walls. These pendants can be filled with personal items such as letters, or memorabilia, they can also be filled with vintage findings like watch parts and rusty doodads. I have even filled some with assorted items like confetti, and seed beads, the options are endless.
In this class you will:
-Get the basics on working with a soldering iron.
-Fill the tubes with small items,letters,personal treasures,what ever you like.
-Solder Caps on to Glass Tubes.
-Create personalized rustic solder charms to hang from each pendant.
-Work with Patina.
-Assemble your Necklaces!!SUPPLIES
Kit makes two pendants and includes:
* 2- Glass Tubes
*2- 8mm Antique Silver Jump rings
*4 Ό tinned tinned jump rings
*2 3/8" tinned jump rings
*2 2mm silver tone ball chain
* 2 Rub-ons (I will pick from an assortment that I have for each kit.Each kit will contain one photo rub on and one word rub on)
* 1 brass circle
* 1 brass flower
* 2- 1" copper foil Circles
Will also need:(if you do not purchase kit be sure to get items on the kit list)
Rub-ons with Popsicle sticks(vintage images and design)
Brushes for Novacan
Copper Foiling Tool*
Copper Foil sheet 12 x 12* (if you do not get the kit)
20 gauge Tinned Copper Wire (if you do not get the kit)
1/4" and 3/8" wood dowel (if you do not get the kit)
1 Circle Punch (optional)
Heat Resistant Work surface*
100 watt soldering iron(preferable with a 1/8" tip) and stand*
Lead free solder*
Wood Handle Tweezers
Seed Beads,card stock , small findings for the inside of the tube
Pliers(flat, needle nose, round)
1/16 Metal Stamp Set
Ball peen hammer
Emery Boards or files
Cellulose Sponge (cut in two)
Ultra Fine Steel Wool
Soft Polishing Cloth
Extra Findings or beads to hang from bottom of pendant
Chisel,decorative stamps,awl used in adding texture to charm
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