Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm back........................

I know it has been forever since I have been on my blog. A lot has been going on in my life and I just have not had time. However, about 2 weeks ago, I took a soldering class. I learn how to solder sterling silver wire together into several different shapes and then either leave them round or hammer them thin with different designs on them. This was a great class and now I am in the process of purchasing a soldering machine so I can make jewelry. In the class I started to make a necklace and need to finish that and then I plan on making a matching pair of earrings. I took this simple wire:
And turned it into this gorgeous necklace. Now I was in this class for like 8 hours and this is all I could get done. It is a lot of work. First you need to shape your wire into the shape that you want and then you need to solder that wire together. Now that is a tough task to learn. It is hard to get the touch of heating the solder to flow into your gap of your shape. Sometimes you will over heat the solder and it wont flow. Then you have to start over by cleaning your piece and then re-soldering. But it was an awesome class. Once you solder the piece together, you then need to file down your solder spot. As you can see on this first picture, the first small circle next to the big one, you can see where I soldered it together. The solder makes a little bit of a lump and you need to file that down. So your first step is to solder all of your circles together and then you need to clean them up by filing them. That is the step that I am at right now. I need to finish making my jumprings and different shapes, solder them all together and then file each of them down.
After you have filed all of your pieces down, you then need to buff down your piece and then add a little shine by polishing it to make it shiny. I am not near that point yet. I have 2 more hours of soldering time that I get along with my class. In the next few weeks I will be scheduling that and then I will try to finish all of my soldering and then come home and start the process of finishing it. Once I am finished I will post more pictures. If you have the opportunity to take a soldering class, take it.

Again Happy Beading!!!

And I will be back soon.


Saturday, January 23, 2010


Hi everybody, have not been on my blog since end of December. Just taking a break from jewelry making for the time being. Had a few incidents in my life in the past few weeks and need a break... Will get back to later with a new idea that I have thought of.

Happy Beading!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jewelry Show!!!

Wow it has been a while since I have signed into my blog. Ok so here are a few pictures from my jewelry show. The first picture was my free give-away for just showing up at the show. The show turned out pretty good made some money and also received orders to make things for Christmas. I have been so busy, the door of the house has been swingin with visitors over this Holiday Season......and more to come for New Year's.

Thanks and as always,

Happy Beading!!


Sunday, December 6, 2009


So I know I have not posted forever.. I have been so busy with traveling. Last week I was in OH and this weekend I flew to PA to move my mom down here to GA. Wow what a trip. Flew in Thurs afternoon, packed, got up Friday morning and finished the packing and left PA at 1030am. Drove all day until 1030pm and stopped in Spartansburg, SC. Wow now that was a drive. We stayed at this horrible hotel got up at 5am, got back in the truck and finished our drive to GA. Got into town at 1030am and then unpacked. Whew!!!! I was tired. So now I need to concentrate on my Jewelry Show this weekend. Need to finish up a few displays and get started to setup. So hopefully later today I will post my give-away. It will be a cultured pearl jewelry set which will include: necklace, bracelet and earrings. Wow... so now I am concentrating on how I am going to make that and finish my school homework for this week. Good Lord... I dont know how I do it.. but I do.... and then back to work tomorrow. So for now, check you later.

Happy Beading!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Crosses!!!!!!

Hey,,,, here is my new crosses that I made today for my bookmarkers. I like these better, so I will be using these instead.

Ok and here is another awesome beaded watch that I made today. I love making these watches they are sooooo cool!!!!!

I can make these customized watches for $45. Please email me and let me know what color you want your watch beads..... Remember, Great Xmas Gifts!!!!!!!

As Always,

Happy Beading!!!!


Saturday, November 21, 2009


Here is another great idea I came up with for my Jewelry Show. Look at these great bookmarkers. Are they not cute!! My girlfriend from work came up with this great idea of putting crosses on them. I want to make a few more with other types of charms on them such as hearts, animals and possibly some more beads..... Great Xmas Gifts!!!!!!

Happy Beading!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big Preview of Jewelry Show!!!!

Ok so here is a preview of some of the jewelry that I have been making for my Jewelry Show on Dec 12.........................Pretty Cool!!! Huh!!!!

Ok so.......
Happy Beading!!!!
And check you later!!! Grey's is ON!!!!