Switch from painting to metal work and instantly my desk looks all manly again. I miss the manly desk. I wonder if I can make girly lace with the new manly desk . . . .?
So I sat down to learn how to solder on a simple pattern: a deathly hallow. Drawing it out on paper I bent the metal to follow my shapes and soldered the joins. Now, my solders are A. beginner and B. using the wrong nib. See, I accidentally bought a soldering iron that takes butane instead of electricity and so instead of going back out to the store, I decide to use my cheap wood burner that I lost all but 1 of the attachments to. Regardless, blunt tip or fine point, I persevered.
Because my seams were a little messy my first time wire wrapping was a little messier than it could have been too, but that’s what first drafts are for. I’m still questing for my ball-peen hammer to dent it up a little bit. Overall I’m happy. It’s like welding, but on a tiny scale. Manipulation of scale is m favorite.
And last but not least, 2 more WIP’s of my wand boxes. They still need their Hogwarts deals and final touches, but they’re super sturdy and make nice displays.