Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Type A and My 1st Metal Pendant!

Okay. Just so you know the type of person I am. I am kind of a Type A. Okay. Probably a lot. When I make up my mind about something, I go with it. And when I say go with it, I mean like totally. I do it. I'm a do'er. I gett'er done. I'm also an uber quick learner and I like to challenge myself, I suppose. Guess that explains my 5-6 days a week at the gym routine. A bit obsessive-compulsive? Sure. Isn't that part of the Type A package? :)

But here: my first soldered metal pendant...I'm trying to 4th metal project to date. I went and got all ninja-like perhaps. A bit hasty. Sure. But honestly...that's how I roll. I'm a hasty son-of-a-gun. That's my style. And this pendant is totally my style too. I love silver balls (my favourite embellishment EVER!), different textures and stones...ohhh, stones...cannot forget stones! What's the use of doing those simple metal rings where you just solder one joint and file when you can do all that other fun stuff??!! So yeah. I had to go all crazy on ya'll. Don't get me wrong...I still have A LOT (oh a lot, a lot!!!) to learn. I don't deny that. But I'm so excited to keep going!!

In all seriousness, I am really proud of this. I can't stop looking at it, hehe. So proud! :) I still have to solder on a chain loop and set the stone, so I'm hoping that it doesn't self-combust or implode or anything like that on me...but I'm excited at the possibilities. I never knew how much of an adrenaline rush soldering's basically playing with fire and I get sort of scared in a way but also in awe at what I can do now.

And by the way, I pronounce it exactly as it sounds: soldering.
Am I the only one?
I just can't get the spelling out of my head 
and it sounds funny to say "sawdering".
Almost like I have a lisp or something, ha ha.

In any case, here she be: my first metal pendant.
The piece I've been ranting and raving about this whole post!
She's not quite done. But I'm a proud metal mama! :)

And as Tess mentioned in my last post, 
there is no turning back now!! 
You are sooooo right! lol! :)



  1. haha yes it is all uphill from here, but you will love every step along the way!

  2. Very cool!! It's pretty addictive really, although it can be seriously frustrating too!!

  3. Yes, I was very frustrated when I went to bed the other night because initially I couldn't get the bezel to go on a copper backing and the torch kept quitting on me. My husband got me a torch hose the next day, used silver instead and I've been a happy camper since! lol

  4. Great job! I told you'd get hooked on metalwork!
    It's so much fin isn't it?!

  5. Nice job, Vita! Welcome to the addiction!! :)