Friday, August 14, 2009

New Stuff

I got me a big old roll of solder, some silver backed foil (after discovering that the copper back really sticks out like a sore thumb through glass if you don't get it wrapped just right), some glass tiles and chunks, some mirrors, and I've been soldering away these past few days.

It's hard to take photos of mirrors, you have to make sure nothing ugly shows in the mirror. These start out with 3" mirrors, so the whole thing isn't really huge, more of a little wall accent or suncatcher.

I've been having fun with these little mirrors, the possibilities are endless in how you can arrange all the glass stuff.

This is a simple glass chunk, it's sold as 'beach' glass in a bag, but they are just big pieces of tumbled glass.

This pendant is made with little iridescent glass mosaic tiles soldered together. It looks really big in the picture, but is actually only about 2" long. I like the colors and the simplicity of it.

And, this one is made with stained glass scraps that they sell for use in mosaics.

And that's what I've been doing. And nothing else, no housework, no laundry, nothing! And my house definitely looks it.

1 comment:

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

These are really cool! I like the wall hanging style one with the squiggley lines - looks great :)