I recently conquered soldering with a small torch. These were the result, as custom ordered by a friend. He requested a Jackson Pollock-esque background, and when translated to silver, the result was something akin to what I though the surface of the moon looked like when I was six.
I feel very accomplished now that I can handle soldering. It took some real try, try again energy. Next up, cufflinks for my soon-to-be-groom! Hopefully, the hardest part of this project will be keeping them a secret. He’s not good at saving surprises because he gets so excited, so I might have trouble keeping them from him for the same reason… he knows they’re coming.