Friday, July 3, 2009

My 2 Loves Collide

I am thrilled to finally accomplish this task. After months of THINKING about it...I actually did it and was successful. You may or may not know that I began to make jewelry a couple of years ago. This past winter I finally bought a torch so that I could learn a little silver smithing. It is not EASY!! I had done very little with it..afraid to turn it on for a long while. Afraid I would blow up the house. I insisted that my hubby get me a fire extinguisher to keep by my side. When I have done things they have not always turned out...some in a melted heap. But when my dear friend Kathi's Birthday neared I wanted to do something special. I could not keep it a surprise though. Knowing that she makes incredible French Fashion doll's I wanted to try to make her some silver and enameled buttons.....so I had t ask her what color and size she wanted. When she said 1/8' I freaked..that is TINY!! I have never soldered anything that small, let alone punch out silver disks that small. I had to get a smaller punch. Then I went over it and over it in my head...how I would do it. For months!! I finally got a quite moment and just did it. It was not that hard!! I only melted 1 down while soldering and did not burn the house down...YEAH!!! Now we can't wait to see that doll!! Michelle minidolls.com

6 comments:

niknik said...

Здорово! Я тоже мечтаю делать самой украшения, но.... А Вы - молодец! И колечко очень красивое получилось!

Michelle Mahler said...

Rough translation from Russian to English:

Wow! I also dream of making jewelry, but .... And you - well done! And a ring is a beautiful result!

lieseliebling said...

Those are totally awesome! I can understand your reluctance to try it out....want to go swimming but can't bring yourself to dip your toe in the water....been there done that! LOL! But now you also know how liberating it is when you finally get the courage to dive right it! They turned out beautifully! .....Elizabeth

Zofianna said...

Congratulations! They are so tiny! Good job;)
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http://miniaturowamoda.blogspot.com/

Michelle Mahler said...

Thank-you so much. I have visited your blog and am very impressed with our dolls and their details. Michelle

Zofianna said...

Thank you so much! I often make my miniature clothes of fabrics and trims from your online store.