Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Moral of the story: Simple doesn't always equal easy.

Ok, so, my friends are a wonderfully wacky bunch of gals. Kim is world famous for her "How hard can it be?" approach to life. This little project was the one Linda, Kim and I tackled on Friday. Cute, huh? Well, it took ALL DAY and three soldering irons. Seriously. Three. The first one Kim had ordered online with the glass slides, solder, and copper tape. It was D.O.A. so we hopped in the car and took a trip to Michael's (and Starbucks...mmmmm) and got another soldering iron-like device that was actually more of a wood burning device, as it turns out. Well, we managed to burn through the tip after only a few passes through the solder.

Off to the hardware store! (And another trip to Starbucks....mmmmm) We got an actual soldering iron this time and *bonus* it was also equipped with a tip meant for jewelry making! YAY! Well, yeah...not so much. The tip managed to crap out on us before Linda had finished making hers.

How hard can it be? Pretty fricken hard, aparently. LOL! Still, we had so much fun and laughed like idiots all day long. I love my friends. They are the best.

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Patty said...

Hi Lori (see repeat of this comment on my blog)-

Your post about the soldering iron follies totally _cracked me up_. I recall attempting a similar project a couple of years ago with some garden club friends. It sounded simple enough: two thin pieces of glass (microscope slides), dried pressed flowers in between, some stained glass foil and solder and we would soon be on our way to some fabulous crafts. You got it - wasn't no way we were going to get the hang of it. Maybe that's why I make beads and don't do stained glass...?

Jan said...


I love this story. It reminds me of all the things I have tried and failed because I didn't have a clue how to do the project. At least you had fun. Isn't that what it is all about anyway. Love the festive beads too! so cute.