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Friday, January 7, 2011

New passion...





I can finally show now the first necklace I made
using the soldering skills that Rita tough me






It was my Christmas gift to Clara
and she loved it.
So much so that she wore it the next day
and got lots of compliments...











And I got a couple of requests...

A little bling for Clara's friend...





and a little crown for her trainer...
















This new hobby has kept me very entertained.
After 3 pm, when the temperature really drops
and the garage becomes a freezer,
you can find me inside,
watching the NBA ,
drinking coffee and soldering away!!

I'm going to Argentina in a couple of weeks
and always have trouble picking gifts for my girlfriends:
they already have it...
too big...
too heavy...
too fragile...
no liquids...

I think this time I got it...












Necklaces!!





21 comments:

Rita said...

Oh Mio Dio Marcela! You are amazing. Love the charms and the collages inside so detailed. I am so glad I could teach you and see the results. Solder away my friend. Have a safe flight. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Passionate for White said...

LOVE the domino!!

Amy Kinser said...

Those are unbelievable! I love them. I love their personality! You have done an amazing job!

What great gifts. What lucky friends you have.

Have a fun safe trip.

Angela said...

Wow, you're good! I love the things you are using.

TUTU Monkey said...

These are lovely!!! such special gifts!!

Have a fun trip....your frineds are going to love their treasures!!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

The necklaces and charms are fabulous! What talent! Thank you
for visiting Flora Doora and the
nice comment. Loved it! I am
always moving things around!

Jane
Flora Doora

Amber said...

WOW! Your charms are beautiful! Rita is such a great teacher, huh?
Your friends are going to love the ones you made for them...

Julie Johnson said...

Teach me how to do this!! These are beautiful!!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

These are simply wonderful! What lucky frienda you have to receive a necklace you made for them!

Olive Cooper said...

I also love that domino!

LuLu said...

oh my goodness i love your new passion!! here's to passions!!
xo,
LuLu

June said...

They are beautiful Marcela!!! I love soldered anything and wish I could learn from sweet Rita. But for now I am just going to hope that you keep sharing your latest creations here for me to drool over.
Have a wonderful time in Argentina
hugs

Sue said...

The talented Ms. M!! What more can I say, your talents never seize to amaze me!!

Take care, Sue

Theresa said...

Oh I just love these! Just yesterday I was visiting with a good friend of mine, whose career is repairing stained glass windows and creating new ones, and so I took the opportunity to show him a couple of soldering irons that I picked up at garage sales. He said I did good and so I'm going to give this another shot! (the one I had was a cheapo one and I'm pretty sure THAT was the problem ;) Yours are lovely, your friends will be thrilled! Thanks for the inspiration! Theresa xoxo

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

They are wonderful! Nice job!

carole brungar said...

Your soldering is lovely, great job!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Marcela, your charms and necklaces are gorgeous!!! Is there anything that you can't do, my friend?!! p.s. those are the perfect gifts when you're traveling - I suggest you bring extras because everyone will want them :)

Diana said...

love the necklaces....the detail is perfect.
How did you attach the rhinestones to the key?

Rebecca said...

They look wonderful... love the lace inside. What did you use for patina? Love it
Rita is so talented, how fun to take a class from her!
Have a great time with your friends, they will love these
Blessings
Rebecca

A Cottage Muse said...

Have a wonderful trip...your friends are going to LOVE their gifts! I do!

a Broad said...

Wonderful ! I love them ! I want to make some too :)
I love that Domino ! great idea.