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For a person whose favorite color is green, I am always scrambling to find something green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t look good in green...
Supplies: A large piece of wood (this is to protect your work area, so it can be just a junky scrap) 2 – 1” square pieces of glass (found at glass...
Warning, warning, warning, soldering irons are so hot they can burn you to the bone. Be careful when working with a soldering iron!
Lay out all your supplies and plug in your soldering iron. Set the temperature somewhere closer to the warmer side of medium. (My soldering iron h...
Clean the two class squares, because I wanted the 4 leaf clover suspended between the two pieces of glass, so I especially wanted no smudges on the ...
I didn’t want to see the inside of the copper tape through the glass, so I used my personal electronic cutter to cut a 1 inch square piece of paper ...
Hold this glass sandwich together with a clamp.
Cut a piece of copper tape a little over 4 inches long. Pull the paper way from one end of the tape.
Lay one edge of the glass sandwich (close to one corner) as close to the middle of the tape as possible.
Go around the corner and place the next side on the exposed sticky surface, again as centered as well as you can. Keep covering the edges of the g...
Using the tip of the golf tee, lift out the 4 corners of the tape on both sides of the glass. Use the golf tee, to smooth down the tape where it al...
With the scissors cut each corner to the glass.
On one edge, use the golf tee to smooth down the tape onto the glass. Repeat on the edge opposite. Now take the scissors and cut the remaining cor...
Use the golf tee to make everything smooth and look nice.
Lay the copper encased glass sandwich, down on the wood in front of you. Get out the flux and paint brush.
Use the paint brush to spread the flux on the copper. The silver solder will not stick to the copper without the flux. The solder will not stick t...
Your soldering iron should be hot, touch the tip to the sponge to make sure it is clean. Then touch the tip to the solder, it should melt some ...
Use a clamp to hold the glass up on one of the edges. Repeat the flux and solder process like you did on the other sides.
When all the sides (3x4=12) are done, lay the glass on a flat side and touch each corner with a little more solder. This will make it look a little...
Look at the completed glass and decide which is the nicest looking side, this will be the front. Put the glass bottom side up with the corner neare...
Pick up some solder with the soldering iron and solder the jump ring to the top corner. Make sure to cover the jump ring where it touches the back ...
Clean the glass and string the pendent on a chain of your choice. It turned out great! Things you need to know: Keep your soldering iron clean,...
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