I’m excited about these glass pendants.
I’ve made a few for gifts last Christmas.
I also made this one for my niece last November for her baby shower.
I used the image from her baby shower invitation, I believe one of her friends hand drew this.
I added the words “wonder”, “embrace” and “love”
On the other side, I used a pictured from her ultrasound.
Do you see the baby’s face ?!?
I also added the words “life”, “miracle” and “grow”
and a little hand stamped heart stamped with MOM.
Sarah really loved her pendant.
I really enjoyed making it for her, I love anything personal and my goal was to make many more.
Maybe even add some to my Etsy shop.
( I will be updating my Etsy shop very soon with some new items in time for the holidays )
I was frustrated however, because each time I used my soldering iron, the solder would start to melt and spread, but then it just wouldn’t.
This made the process of making a single pendant VERY time-consumming and VERY frustrating.
I put all of my supplies away and kind of forgot about them, until just recently.
I was at Home Depot picking up some Mums, when I decided to look at the soldering irons.
I needed one that got hotter than mine, which was about 725 degrees.
( I know that sounds hot, but trust me, it wasn’t hot enough! )
I found a Weller 60-watt iron that claimed to heat up to 925 degrees!
I bit-the-bullet and purchased it, all the while crossing my fingers that this new tool would remedy the situation.
Guess what ??
( I bet you guessed it worked right, since this post is about soldered glass pendants ?!?!?!?! )
Yes, it worked.
I was beyond excited! My new soldering iron melted that solder like butter.
So I got busy making some more pendants using 1″ and 1 1/4″ glass I had on-hand.
I added embellishments on some of the pendants like crystals and beads.
Now it’s actually enjoyable making pendants and frustration-free!
Here is how they turned out.
Two of these pendants were made for upcoming fundraisers, I will talk about those fundraisers in a separate post.
All pendants are reversible, which makes them even more fun and unique!
Below, these pictures shows each pendant, side 1 and side 2, side-by-side.
So what do you think ??
Possibilities are endless; personal photos, monograms, logos, words, maps and SO much more!
I would LOVE any feedback, good, bad or indifferent.
Or any ideas or suggestions !
I think these would be great for gifts to use as a necklace, bracelet, ornament, sun catcher.
Thanks for stopping by!