Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Handmade Holidays DIY Soldered Charm Candy Dish




Hello Hello!! I am once again joining in on the annual Handmade Holidays blog hop and am excited that you stopped by to join me for "Decor Day" where I am going to show you how to make this fun soldiered charm candy dish.

We have a great line up of sponsors for the hop this year; and for this project I have incorporated products supplied by four of them:

Clearsnap: ColorBox Crafter's Ink, Art Daubers
Walnut Hollow: Professional Soldering Tool
Buttons Galore and More: 28 Lilac Lane Let it Snow Embellishment Kit
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Extreme Double-sided Tape, Dodz Adhesive Dots

Now, lets get started!

The first thing to do is to create the stamped ribbon that wraps around the dish. For this I used Clearsnap ColorBox Crafter's Ink in stone along with a snowflake stamp.


I continuously stamped the ribbon to create the desired pattern then heat-set the design with a dry iron.

Next, I wrapped the ribbon around the dish (found at the local dollar store) and adhered the overlapping ends using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Extreme Double-sided Tape.


For the embellishments on this project, I chose the Buttons Galore and More: 28 Lilac Lane Let it Snow Embellishment Kit. This package contained product for this project and many more so you'll be seeing it a lot on future projects as well.

I used the silver string from the embellishment kit to wrap around the ribbon center and tie in place. I then used a second piece to tie a double-bow.

Now, it's time to make the soldered charm using the Professional Soldering Tool from Walnut Hollow! The kit contains all the soldering materials you need to get started and once you learn this easy technique you'll be able to make all sorts of jewelry and charms. To begin you'll need two pieces of glass and a design to encase between them. My charm uses two 1-inch glass squares with a silver metal snowflake and a sequin from the Buttons Galore and More: 28 Lilac Lane Let it Snow Embellishment Kit.


Clean the glass thoroughly to remove any residue that might keep the copper tape from sticking. Layer the pieces layered together and wrap them with copper tape securing both the front and back evenly. For this charm I used a copper tape slightly wider than the one in the kit but any width can be used as long as it will wrap around both layers.

Burnish the tape to ensure the adhesive is securely in place and the surface is smooth.

Prepare the soldering tool according to manufacturer's instructions. Working on a solid heat-proof surface begin to apply the solder using the flat tip. Note that the lead-free solder supplied in this kit has a rosin core and therefore requires no flux or extra materials. When applying the solder, you can go around the edges and create a nice smooth frame like a typical charm. To me, one fun thing about soldering a project like this the ability to "draw" with the hot metal. I chose to add a textured pattern which mimics an icy design by adding mounds and drips like those shown along the bottom edge in the photo below. Simply experiment with the design and if you don't like the look just smooth it back out and try again.


Once I had the charm just like I wanted it, I used Ocean Breeze Clearsnap ColorBox Crafter's Ink  and an Art Dauber to sponge the frame filling in the creases and crevices. I then wiped away the excess and heat-set the ink using my heat gun.



The charm is now ready to attach using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Dodz Adhesive Dots.

For the top edge of the dish I once again used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Extreme Double-sided Tape. I lined the top edges of the dish then removed the backing.

I then pressed seed beads from Buttons Galore and More: 28 Lilac Lane Let it Snow Embellishment Kit into the adhesive.


Finally I used Dodz Adhesive Dots to attach half-back pearls from the 28 Lilac Lane Let it Snow Embellishment Kit to the snowflake centers. 


Fill the dish with silver candy and there you have it!!
Now, that you've finished here, you'll want to scroll down to enter for a chance to win the awesome prize shown below then click on the next stop for another project and additional chances to enter.








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