Faux Soldering With Apoxie Sculpt

This is one of those posts that will change the way I  create jewelery in the future!

It starts with Apoxie Sculpt Super white and microscope slides.  (Microscope slides can be purchased in school science supplies section, on Ebay, medical supply stores etc.)

Here is my proposed pendant stack.  Two microscope slides and two different paper images.

These sample pendants are my inspiration.  These microscope slide pendants were soldered by the person most known for this soldering technique; Sally Jean.  I have taken soldering classes with Sally Jean.  I have never mastered the technique.  Like any tool, a soldering iron requires practice and experimentation. I can’t use one in my home studio so in order to do any soldering I need to go to the garage.  This means I am much less likely to experiment.

I have tried Faux Soldering techniques with other products.  However nothing created the edge, colour or strength I wanted to protect the glass.  Then along cam Apoxie Sculpt which cures rock solid!  Ahhhh.  Life is getting better and better!  As you can see from the picture above I pressed apoxie sculpt clay in place all along the glass edges.

When The Apoxie Sculpt cured, I coloured it with Gilder’s Paste!

Ta Da!  One last tip.  Before the Apoxie Sculpt cured I pressed in a jump ring so that now I can use and wear my pendant immediately!  This is the reverse side of the pendant you see below!

10 thoughts on “Faux Soldering With Apoxie Sculpt”

  1. Carmi you are brilliant. I love this technique. Now I have to purchase some Apoxie Sculpt.
    I don’t like the soldering…could never get it right.
    Can hardly wait to try this…..OH MY with the pressed flowers inbetween the microscope slides too.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. Pam

  2. You da bomb Carmi ~ SHEESH! Ain’t nuthin sacred to you, girlfriend!LOL LOVE this!!!

  3. OMG…..so very cool….who would have thought, only you my dear!!! Such talent I’m so impressed with all your ideas!!! Guess what I’m buying tomorrow??

  4. Wonderful!!! I too cannot solder in my home and rarely go into the garage…in order to solder I go to a studio downtown, which is just an all around pain!!
    thank you!!!

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