I had a lot of fun this past weekend, experimenting with a faux-soldering effect for pendants.
Search for ‘broken china’, ‘faux soldering’, or ‘aluminum foil tape for jewellery making’ on YouTube to watch various tutorials.
I don’t know who first came up with this technique, but I can see where the idea came from, when you watch jewellery soldering tutorials that teach you to wrap plates of glass (usually with an image or pressed flower between them) with copper foil tape, and then cover the tape with soldering.
Why not use self-adhesive aluminum foil tape, which is bright silver in colour, instead of copper foil tape, and voila!
Attached photo shows a sample of the finished product, using Genuine Sea Glass, that took only minutes to make.
Glue on a silver bail (especially nice with any opaque glass – but I chose to use one I can see through, and I’m still happy with the effect); and add to a sterling silver chain, for a unique piece of jewellery.
I have a beautiful oval Druzy that I’m going to try this technique on next.
Let me know what you think!