This is the month for wishes to come true, right? This soldered Christmas Wish Necklace sets the intention. Write your wish, put it in the little jar, solder it, wear it! Talk about commitment! I’m a firm believer in manifestation, you have to set a destination for the universe!
I thought this would be a perfect tutorial for my November Bernzomatic column! I bought a case of these little jars on Amazon (Mini Clear Glass Jars Bottles with Cork Stoppers) and also bought small eye pins to glue on top of the cork.
Small glass jars with cork
Paper, pen, small items to inside the jar (sequins, glitter)
Write your wish on a skinny strip of paper and roll it up around a pencil.
Insert in the jar and add embellishments. Use colorful paper to make your necklace bright and cheery! Glue the eye screws into the top of the cork and let dry.
Insert the cork and wrap the seal with copper tape. Make sure to burnish to get it as flat and smooth as possible.
Use a thin craft brush to coat the copper tape with flux.
Put on the goggles and gloves. Time to solder!
Read and follow the package directions for the Bernzomatic 3 in 1 Micro Torch to turn it on. Set it on top of the fire brick (or any other heat resistant surface). Let it warm up and then apply the tip to the solder until it melts.
Drop a bit onto the copper tape and then use the tool to drag the melted solder around the jar.
If you want, add tape and solder at the bottom on the jar so you can add a jump ring for a charm. You’ll need to add copper tape and flux to the jump ring as well. Add a bit of flux and a blob of solder on the bottom of the jar and using tweezers (or a third arm), hold it in place and solder it on.
Use a polishing cloth to remove any black soot.
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of the bottom, just leave it as is!
Add a jump ring to the eye screw and chain or ribbon.
You are all set – and so is your wish!
I think these would be great to write universal wishes of happiness and give our to friends and family.
Thanks for reading!
From the Bernzomatic site:
“Find Your Fire. There’s a fire in each of us. Waiting to ignite. We believe in carrying the torch ignited by our founder in 1876—whose quality craftsmanship and progressive mindset are what blazed the trail that got us here today. We believe in awakening the innovators in all of us—inspiring a culture of creators who can break boundaries, mark new territory and go where no flame has burned before. We believe in empowering those who’ve found their flame and dare to follow it. Because the ones who do are the catalysts of bold transformations that redefine the limits of what we can achieve. We believe in our fire and in your fire. It’s time to ignite.”
Thanks so much for checking out my project!
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Bernzomatic. All ideas, opinions, and the excitement to work with this new art genre are 100% my own.
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