Convenient location for soldering

If you do not have a workshop, but you really want to soldering metal  - you must do what is necessary to preserve your health.
Mask, goggles, gloves and apron: protect from dirt and metal shavings. It is simply indispensable when working with an engraver.
But the mask will not protect you from metal vapor flux. This is very dangerous for health. You have to work under a fume hood. My husband gave me a comfortable place for soldering of the metal housing of the computer, crimping pipes and kitchen hood.
It looks like my kitchen on a normal day:
I shoot with a metal mesh cooker hood. And now I add a special design to the hood.
Came very safe and comfortable. 
On board is a metal tray for soldering. To the right are all the necessary tools.
Work in progress! :) Soldering!
Thus suitably heated wire also to make it soft.
I use citric acid to clean the wire. I heat it in a small saucepan.

I wish you good health and enjoyable work! :)



Lucky clover from green island. Do you want to find it on your luck? This pendant made ​​of copper and natural malachite.
For sale https://www.etsy.com/listing/197736278/malachite-copper-pendant-shamrock?ref=pr_shop


Thistle - work in progress.

I met with the new tools in the process of working on this project. Here are a few photos.

Stubborn Thistle flower

Stubborn Thistle flower - always inspires me with its beauty and durability. His pride and strength astound. I knowingly worked for a week on this project. Wire copper pendant with black agate!
For sale in my etsy shop.


Tutorial - Wire pendant with cabochon

How to fix a smooth cabochon of agate and turn it into a pendant without soldering? And most importantly - how to create a harmonious composition of wire? My new tutorial reveals these issues. 100 photos and detailed description only 8$ :)
For sale in my etsy shop 


Currant leaf

I am trained to work with new tools - jig saw and tin snips. It's very exciting. Now I need more copper sheet. Haha!
This pendant I used Czech glass cabochon. I love this mateial - they have a wide variety of colors and blend well with copper.