Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Monday, 14 July 2008

Ouch 3 degree burns hurt...

well maybe 3 degree is a bit of an exaggeration, but they do hurt esp when they are on the tips of your fingers... yep you guessed I have had my soldering iron out and been playing with my birthday pressies... a drill and a vice!

For some reason I have little incentive to make cards these days, maybe cos there are so many other things to play with. But I really wanted to make a little something for a couple of friends, one of whom is having an OP - prob as we speak - and although she is wonderfully honest with me and doesn't care for much of my old tat - she has got a little bit of it now! I'm safe cos she can't throw it back cos she is armless ATM lol!! But she has got my first attempt at soldering so she better like it a little bit!!

And one for "Mrs Stubborn 'I'm not ill, I don't need a Doctor'.... "
A little sommat to cheer her up cos she is poorly but I am done with nagging
(you know who you are!!) don't know why but the image reminded me of her.....

For anyone who is interested they are altered dominoes, backed with aluminum tape and then copper taped around the edges where the solder goes. The front of the domino is alcohol inked, stamped onto tissue and then Deep embossing crystals (very similar to UTEE except they give a much more glassy appearence, more expensive though so I save them for this kind of project!) so the solder serves no purpose as such, just looks nice.


  1. Aha!!! Is there a tutorial somehwere entitled ' How not to burn your fingers with a soldering set?' (LOL) These are fab (as usual!!!!)

  2. do you want me to come and show you how to solder properly without burns ROFL - ooppps sorry meant to say so sorry you burnt yourself, but well worth the pain.................... so are you free next week ROFL

  3. Love them (must have a go at the soldering!)
    Dont think I'm copying but I have just started doing a couple of brooches on a kilt pin - spooky!!

  4. Ouch !!!!

    fab work I need more lessons !

  5. These are fab! I'm sure they'll be treasured. I saw something similar in a link I was sent a while ago but they didnt look as good as these x

  6. lol it is better in real life I have the kilt pin and will pin it to my kilt when I wear one


  7. They're both fab. I bought some kilt pins a while back but haven't used them yet .... maybe I will now!

  8. These are brilliant. I think I need to try soldering, LOL!

  9. way to go on the soldering!

    I nearly bought myself one of those pretty pink soldering irons from America the other day at great expense - when my ex reminded me that his old soldering iron is still in the house and I am welcome to it :)

    Trouble is, neither of us can remember where it is. I'll find it eventually.

    I honestly could leave a comment on EVERY post of your blog, but I don't want you to think you have a stalker.

    I'm just so excited to "discover" someone whose work I like so much right here in the UK. Where have you been hiding?? I blog hop for England! :D

    I would love for you to consider joining our Art Raffle if you have time, by the way. Please feel free to drop by the site here:

    and have a look at the gallery for the August raffle (via the link on the LH sidebar) to see if it's the sort of thing you'd enjoy.


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