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"Playing with Fire"

I'm taking a little break from fiber art at the moment and indulging in another passion-jewelry.
I signed up for an online course with the lovely & talented Stephanie Lee to learn how to make soldered metal pendants & jewelry.
Above are a few that are almost finished. I need to drill holes for jumprings and for the ones with bezels I need to put a cute little picture in there and fill with resin.
The class started over 2 weeks ago but I had so many other things going on that I wasn't able to get to my metal cutting & torching until last Friday. My first attempt was pretty laughable, then I got the hang of it and these are turning out pretty good.
I worked very hard last Friday, as well as yesterday and most of today. I am using a hand-held butane torch because I need a small torch for this process. I DO have a larger heavy duty propane torch for larger projects that I absolutely LOVE. But this particular type of soldering needs a smaller hand-held. The torch came …