I took a great class this past week at Studio 34, here in the Arts district in Rochester. My expert teacher was Vickie Porter, a fellow street teamie who runs In My Head Studios. She got me outside of my comfort zone and into soldering, to create a cut microscope glass pendant. These necklaces are so versatile, because you can sandwich any paper thin item in the middle, from pressed flowers and photos to mini collages. I used vintage stamps (for my stamp collecting mom) for a Mother's day gift.
Soldering takes a lot of practice, so my first attempt here is pretty rough around the edges. I sort of wanted to keep this though. My mom is real lucky I love her ;)