Lark Books has reissued Lisa Bluhm's book Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories (originally 2007). I'm not sure exactly why, but if I were to guess, it might be because this style of soldering has now caught on in a way that it really hadn't back then. Mixed media jewelry just keeps getting more and more popular, and so now might be the right time for Lisa's book.
This is not a book about soldering metal with a torch, and you need to be aware of that so you won't be disappointed if you're looking for a manual on that type of soldering skill. Rather, this is a super-fun beginner's book on making glass-sandwiched charms and pendants, creating simple bezels, and other projects that you can do with a soldering iron and lead-free solder wire. The projects are fun, and by the time you've worked your way through a few of them, you'll be much more comfortable using your iron. If you've been thinking about adding this skill to your repertoire in 2014, this would be a very good teaching tool for you: the instructions and the photos are clear and concise.
Would you like to win a free copy of this book? Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully. Leave me a comment here and include your email address. If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you. No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person. You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, cyndi at mazeltovjewelry dot com. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice! Deadline: March 12, 2014
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