This Friday will not be as much fun as last Friday! Last Friday night I took a Soldering Charm class from Josie Cirincione at Mystic Paper. We learned how to solder found objects. The five charms we made are in the picture above. I plan on putting them on this necklace. After the class I was so fired up I bought everything I could from Mystic Paper to solder so that I can make a bunch of charms and fill that necklace up! The necklace I bought for $4.00 at Merchant's Square. I was disappointed that you can't solder plastic. I have a lot of interesting plastic "do hickeys". Apparently, it (plastic) melts. There was a fun group of ladies in the class and our teacher, was so good! she has even had a book published - Collage Lost and Found: Creating Unique Projects With Vintage Ephemera! I am going to be looking for that one! She had a cool looking necklace on that she had made that day. Her soldering was excellent. I have found a few things in my stash to solder. I want to really gaudy that string of beads up!!!! After I finish my exams (2 more to go) I AM going to take a day off for art! When I wear that necklace I will be jingling like Santa! (or the neighbor's cat).