Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Soldering Sterling Silver Jewelry and More!

I’m hoping to get past my Fear in messing things up Bad! To get past this what if! To become efficient in Sterling Silver Metalsmithing & Fabricating. Giving my Jewelry A Finished Professional At the Same time Helping other Artist see they're One of Many with regards to That What if.... 

Expanding my Love of Handcrafting Jewelry Designs & Hoping to Help other Artist Get Past the Same Obstacle I have blocking another Creative Avenue! Giving Artist & myself the Ability to share this Experience at the Same time being able to get  Give my Jewelry That Finished Professional Look.. 

Necklace / Bracelets including SS Extension, with Fine SS Small Tag connector. Used with Sterling Silver I wish to solder SS Chain connector close. To give it a More Finished / Professional look with SS Chain. Also how you prevent Fire Scale Damage during Soldering Process?

I've Read Books on this issues. By Some very Talented & Well known Artist ~ Lexi Erickson ~ Tim McCreight, & Info by another Metalsmith Instructor as well Charles Lewton-Brain all Very Talented Artist that were at the Forefront in sharing their Craft & Skill in the Art of Metalsmithing!

Sure its one of those things ~ The intimidation of Soldering Not wanting to Damage SS Connectors of Worst Just Melting it all to Liquid before I realise I went way Overboard before I knew it! ~

Items Needed: To Start Soldering 
Handheld Tech-Torch Refillable Not to mention Cost Friendly
Full Set Up of Oxygen / Gas
Fine Sterling Silver w/ adding of Flux Paste?
Premixed Silver w/ Flux Paste, Making Fine Applications a Breeze

Heat Resistant Ceramic Tile Plate
Safety Glass
Dust Mask
Titanium Pick
Fine Sterling Silver 
Flux Paste
Low Temp Silver Flux Paste Premixed
Paint Brush
Stainless Steel Reverse Tension Tweezers with Heat Resistance Pads
Copper Tongs
Pickle Pot Heater & Pickle for Quenching

Which Soldering Combination do You Prefer?

Also how is it that Others prevent SS Chain from receiving Fire Scale? Or Worse Sterling Silver area in which I'm wishing to Solder becomes a Liquefied Mess~ This is what keep Me Pondering ~ As Oprah would Say one of those Ahh Moments ~ But my Ahhhh is What if!

So I ask those who are Seasoned Metalsmith Artists ~ Having Experience Soldering Jewelry & Including Use of Sterling Silver Solder ~ Please Share your Learning Curve with Me & Others!

I ask for HELP!!!! Any extra Helpful Learning Curves Greatly Appreciated~
I'm Request Help Asking Artists from Near & Far to Share their Tidbit of Information ~ that was their Ahhh Moment ~ That Helped them see there is Nothing to it! But its getting Past that What IF!

Once they seen ~ Just how Easy Soldering IS ~ & with All the Possibilities at hand to Create that Special Piece of Art with The Owner whose name was Sealed at that Time the Design was Complete! ~ Little do we always Realise Just who that Special Piece of Art was waiting for it Special Owner to walk by /Stop by and see its their Yin & Yang it was Just what they Where Looking For! At the Same time the Artist Sharing a Special Bit of Themselves thru their Creative Process!

Please Share Your Ahhhhhhh Moments that Helped you to Over Come the Same Situation I'm facing! I will be Sharing Pictures and letting you all know how things turn Out!...

~ Wishing You & Yours A Wonderful Holiday ~
~ Merry Christmas & Prosperous New Year ~

Cyber Hugs to All ~ Cindy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Seasons Hottest Trends

Hello My Friends

I decided to Post some Pictures of my Jewelry Designs from My TwitPic Account!

No I've not gotten back up to speed completely with regards to my recovery from my Back Issues, not just yet but, getting better!

As always and with the Love we all have in Quality Handcrafted Jewelry Designs, I figured I share some of my Past Handcrafted Jewelry. As well I wish to mention some Important information we can sometime forget to point out and at the Same time help our Customer make a more informed Choice! To that Must have accessory weather it be a Christmas Gift a Husband is Shopping for or your One of Your Regular Customer Let them know you have the Latest & Hottest Facts in Fashion Industry.

With the Ever Evolving & Continued Educational need to expand Our knowledge within the Jewelry Designs Industries, and as we all know, it's includes the need to keep up to speed on the Latest and Hottest Colors Trends of the Season within the Fashion Industry.

~What’s the BOMB! ~

That must have Accessory that Meld Together So Beautifully ~ it’s being able to help your target Customer make a More Informed Decision!

It's not just in part the Hottest Color's of the Season, but also the Latest Trends & Styles ~ The Must have Hottest Design Trend! ~ So with that Said, with seeing the Wonderful Colors, walking on the Red Carpet, watching American Music Awards in Nov. ~ The Country Music Awards, along with other Red Carpet Events! Fashion Shows ~ its where the Trend Setters & Top Fashion are seen!

The Colors that are HOT HOT HOT....Above and beyond all other Colors of the Season ~ what the HOT COLOR ~ It the Soft Muted Natural Pastel Light Blue Grey ~ w Formal Dress that’s / Flowing Floor Length Glamour of Yesteryear's Standout among all the Rest!
Stood out Above the Black Formal.

For the Fun Loving Day Colors its Wonderfully Bold Colors to express every Girls Inner Child!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Starting a New Direction

Starting a New Direction

I will be keeping the Blog title and If someone is looking for something I might have do let me know. I've meet some very wonderful Individual Not to Mention some Awesome Artist as Well! Those of you know just who you are too!

As a Artist, or at least I think so, I can Say its always been a Joy to either talk with a Beading Buddy, a Fellow Artist who has the same passion within their own Field or that of A New emerging Display of Talent! I always enjoy the emails as well some Excellently Talented Artist! & Those I talk of Know who I'm talking about! That somehow always WOW ME with their talent! I say that not to impress some but to let them & Others know and those I've either have had as a Featured Artist or Asked to be its because they hold the Same Standards I've always strive to Do Myself! In Honor of doing the Right thing! Supporting the Talent of Someone who more than deserves Such! Those who share the Same Passion, Those who Exceed and Excel within their Craft! Those who know whats of Importance and the Standard we as Artist Should Always Remember!  Without the True Support of Other we will Fail. Without the Honor of supporting the Artist who's more than deserving, not being worried that by Supporting Another Artist is Going to take away from yourself, but that of what we as a Whole do together in support of One Another All for the Love of the Art and the Truth of what its all about! Talent, Support, Continuing to Develop and Grow, to Give those Deserving the Acknowledgement for their devotion, after all I'm sure you or someone you know would be deserving Since We all learned somewhere along the line!

Whether it was as with myself my 1st inspiration can from the Creatively Talented side of My Family and Passed on the Key's to the Love of Art and the Understanding of what its all about! It All About the Support of the Art since it was such that someone inspired us Somewhere!

To All those who Share the Same Passion as I, All for the Love of the Art!

When my headaches calm Down as I've been told that this can happen after spinal Surgery and with the Complication I also had afterwards. Who knows!

But I wish you all Well as you'll see me every Now and then but I will keep up on all as Continued Education is a Must!

Cindy Alette

Alette Designs Jewerly

Alette Designs S.S. Jewelry