Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wabi Sabi Solder

Wabi Sabi...
finding the beauty in imperfection.
My first attempt at soldering can most certainly be described as imperfect.
I have been both intrigued and intimidated by the art of soldering
for quite some time now
but finally took the plunge in a stained glass suncatcher class
at a local studio.

The suncatcher is about 8 inches square.
For the outer border I chose pieces of milky white
stained glass
to complement the image I selected for the center.
I'm still deciding what to use as a hanger
and where exactly I'll be hanging it.
My first soldered piece is
wabi sabi
to me.
This past week I also mailed a package of fun
to the winner of my blogiversary giveaway.
Loads of ephemera, buttons, jewelry pieces, vintage postcards,
cabinet cards, flowers, trims, art bits
and a frozen charlotte wrapped in pom pom trim.
I hope this brings Tabitha hours of enjoyment!


peggy gatto said...

Your sun catcher is lovely!!!
Very sweet!!!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Your sun catcher is beautiful! I love the lady image you used. And congrats to Tabitha for winning your lovely giveaway! What fun stuff!
Teresa in California

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh, and silver jewelry wire would be good for the hanger for the sun catcher. Sturdy and pretty, and you could solder it on.

Nook and Cranny said...

Great sun catcher and good job first time around. I love the image...
Congrats to the winner on all those goodies.

PeggyR said...

Were you nervous? I have all the stuff, but I'm very nervous to try it.

Laurie said...

I feel the way you do about learning to solder, but I will take my turn soon! I love what you made -- that little bird, so sweet!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love your suncatcher, I've never tried it - and your center piece is so pretty! I would like to try those little oblong pendants sometime.

DJAjewels said...

I love your sun catcher! As for soldering, I have only dabbled a bit with it myself and my "technique" is still a work in progress. I hope to get better with time!

Cathee said...

LOVELY BLOG!! thanks for popping in at my blog hop this weekend....Cathee

fairyrocks said...

Hello Joanne, the things you do here just floor me. So much beautiful art work.As well as very showy home decor pieces. Thanks for popping by for the Traders hop.
Keep smiling and creating.

Something Special said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary, and to the winner. JoAnne, I finally got my post up of the fairy swap. Come on over and say hi.

Ann said...

a lovely piece!!!
congratulations to your winner...and a Happy,if somewhat belated!,.blogaversary to you!!


WOW, your sun catcher is lovely! Love the image you used!
Congrat's to the winner of your awesome giveaway!
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Prudence said...

Very daring! Nicely done and exciting skill. I am very happy to have found you to visit♥

Kim said...

Your soldered piece is gorgeous!!

Lululiz said...

You did a great job with the soldering, the sun catcher turned out so beautifully. I still haven't plucked up the courage to try soldering.

khess136 said...

I remember quite awhile back when you mentioned on my blog that you wanted to try soldering....I'm so glad you did! You did a fabulous job, JoAnne and I can't wait to see more treasures!
Happy day to Tabitha, I'm so glad she was the lucky winner!

Dorthe said...

Oh Joanne,
your sun catcher is so beautiful- I love the milky glass you used, and the soldering is fine and very well done.
Your winner must have ben thrilled to open up for all those goodies!

angi eharis said...

i can't believe this is your first time at soldering! absolutely beautiful and perfect! you know this is addicting, like all crafts are! i wish i won your giveaway, you are so generous, tx for sharing and inspiring us always! aloha, angi in hana

Something Special said...

The imperfections make the frame perfect in my book!

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