Wednesday, October 28, 2015

You Will Never Look At Wire Wrapping Or Soldering The Same Way Again!

"You will never look at wire wrapping OR soldering the same way again!" 
That's my reply when asked to describe my most recent book, Soldered Alchemy

Learn how to make this amazing necklace pendant!
This project is entitled Ocean Talisman Pendant and the directions for 
how to make it are on pages 68-71 in Soldered Alchemy.

In my first jewelry instruction book, BoHo Chic Jewelry, I taught you how to solder using
 a soldering iron and showed you how to make your own beautiful jewelry using things
 like old broken china plates, pieces of old lace and leather, buttons, old belts, and other 
salvaged and repurposed items. I enjoyed hearing how people loved learning how to make
their own jewelry from broken china (and if you create a project from one of my books, 
please share your photos on my Facebook page!)

Now we continue our exciting journey into the world of soft soldering with my new book, 
Soldered Alchemy, where I introduce exciting new techniques for both solderers and
wire-wrappers alike! 

You will love the beautiful projects inside!

What exactly is soft soldering? 
Soft soldering is soldering using an electric soldering iron (instead of a torch) and lead-free 
jewelry solder. This jewelry solder has a lower melting point than sterling silver so you 
do NOT need a torch or any kind of open flame to melt it and work with it. You can create
 soldered jewelry at your kitchen table! You do not need a workshop or flammable cylinders 
or open flames. Solder is amazing! And it is SO much fun to work with! Anyone can learn
how to make soldered jewelry. If you haven't tried soldering yet, you are missing out!

What's so special and amazing about this new book, Soldered Alchemy
I can't wait to tell you! 

In Soldered Alchemy, I combine wire wrapping with soldering, creating an entirely new
jewelry making technique that has a unique, magical look - a look unlike any other jewelry 
making technique out there. In Soldered Alchemy, I teach you the basics of soldering (for 
first time solderers) and also the basics of wire wrapped jewelry (for first time wire 
wrappers) and then I show you how to combine the two together to create 24 fabulous projects! 

 I teach you to create every single project in the book from start to finish with beautiful full 
color photos and easy to follow, step by step instructions. Even if you are a complete 
beginner, this book contains everything you need to know to learn how to solder like a pro.
 If you are an experienced jewelry maker you will love this book for its new ideas and 
inspiration! Or maybe you are a beader and have never soldered and have never made any 
wire jewelry - wait till you see how you can incorporate some of your favorite beads into 
these unique designs. You will be inspired. 

 copyright Laura Beth Love, Soldered Alchemy
Learn how to make this amazing necklace pendant in Soldered Alchemy.
You can use any type of bead for the center of this pendant. I used a teardrop shaped
briolette stone bead. This project is entitled Perfect Storm Pendant and the directions for 
how to make it are on pages 52-55 in Soldered Alchemy.

front cover

back cover

The book also gives you the full list of tools and materials you will need to get started. 
It's my hope that you will learn from this book, that you will be inspired by it, and that 
you will enjoy it! Have you already read Soldered Alchemy? If so, I'd love to hear what you 
thought about it, so please feel free to leave me a comment below and let me know 
what you think. Lastly, if you purchased the book on Amazon, I would be so grateful if you 
would take a moment and leave me an honest review! In just a few short weeks my two
new jewelry project videos will be released. One video contains a project from BoHo Chic 
Jewelry, and the second video contains a project from Soldered Alchemy. Stay tuned for 
more info!

As always, if you have any questions, leave me a comment or drop me a line and I will
do my very best to answer.  I value your opinion and would love to hear what you think.
Enjoy your day! ~Laura