I’m pretty much a welder
This weekend, I waited in eager anticipation to learn a new art form from Miss Lauren. We were house-sitting in Lodi for our friends, and Lauren brought all her soldering stuff, so we could make some cute picture necklaces.
We put two pictures in between microscope slides and then surround it with copper ribbon, which we covered in flax. My first necklace was a photo Lauren took at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento, and one I found online of the Coyote Natural Bridge that was too beautiful to pass up. Maybe one day I will go to Colorado to see it.
Then, we melted some metal wire with the soldering iron and quickly put it on the copper wire. And the final product…
For artistically-challenged people like me, this is a great art project because you can redo it if you mess it up, it requires little hand-eye coordination and the result is a one-of-a-kind necklace, charm or decoration.
Plus, it’s fun to go through and select the photos, and they make great gifts. There will be many more soldering afternoons in my future.
And just for fun, here’s a pic of Sara, who is Lauren’s dog and our number one travel partner, and Captain, who belongs to The Interpid Ones. When Captain’s leash broke in an unfortunate geese herding incident, we had to connect them to get back to the car. As predicted, they did not like this.