the solder has been cut . . .
. . . all things itty and bitty are getting bails soldered on . .
. . . and cleaned up . .
. . . polished to a shine . . .
. . . and how they shine! five grits of sanding and a few hours in the tumbler will do that for ya!
Clasps are being prepped . . .
. . . for hammer time!
Then some chain is cut . . .
[that's right, I can make a custom necklace size for you, just ask.]
. . . shiny pendants are strung with care . . .
. . . there is a method to this madness, you see it is dangerous for one to polish things on chains. it gets scary when twirling objects catch onto long, spindly objects. better safe than sorry, polish first, solder clasps last. polishing the clasps is easier, one can hold the chain tight and prevent it from the spinning wheel of death! see, there is a method to my madness . . .
. . . clasps and jump rings are set in a neat little line and prepped with flux . . .
. . . solder chips are set . . .
. . . and ready for FIRE . . .
. . . fresh from the pickle these clasps are ready to shine . . .
. . . all these itty bitty clasps are polished up and ready to go . . .
thanks to this app by A Beautiful Mess, I was able to make these lovely little flyers . .
[. . . oh, click on the photo above to get yourself an itty bitty necklace in this shiny finish or the one below to get your oxidized itty bitty necklace . . .]
. . . flyers so lovely, I sold me a few right off the bench!
happy, happy tuesday!