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Book review and giveaway: Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories

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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junewl said…
Just getting started, would love to have a copy of the book.
KayzKreationz said…
This looks like a great book. I actually have a soldering iron from my stained glass, but I've never tried anything like this. It looks like fun to try.

kaythomerson at
KayzKreationz said…
Just tweeted about the book and giveaway.

kaythomerson at
Anonymous said…
simple reflection @ cable one . net
Hope I win
Cynthia said…
I have been wanting to try soldering (I have all the equioment and materials), and this book would give me the courage to finally try it! Thanks for the chance to win it!
cynthiariggs58 at
Kelly said…
I've been wanting to try this. I have the supplies and now I need some instruction. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

bozemanartist at gmail dot com
Anonymous said…
I would love to have this book. I've been practicing but I need lots of help!

Angi Mullis
Would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!
Shelley at
Dixie Hamilton said…
This would be a great book to add to my collection.

Becky Pancake said…
I love adding a new technique to my jewelry making skills. Thanks for a chance to win this book.
Becky Pancake said…
I tweeted about this great give away.
Unknown said…
Thanks for the giveaway offer! I have really wanted to try this but did not know about this book.
Unknown said…
I pinned your giveaway on my Pinterest contests board:
Anonymous said…
I have been mostly doing wire work and would love to make more complicated pieces! soldering seems to be the next logical step! i would love to win this book!
Unknown said…
I've had a copy of this on my wish list for a long time. Hope I win!
Pam Hoffman said…
Oh, thank you for a chance to win! I've been wanting to delve into soldering jewelry.

I have a two year degree in Electronics Engineering Technology so I learned to solder for that. I made some pieces from electronics parts when I was in school, never anything fancy though.

I have a very good soldering iron too (for electronics).

I will browse your blog some more - I found your Making a treasure necklace through the bling buzz newsletter or something. I'm so glad I found you!

Thanks again!

Pam Hoffman
pioniwol at gmail dot com