Hello my name is Melissa Merrill. I live in the great city of Portland, OR. My love for all things soldered has evolved over the last several years. My story.
Nine years ago, in 2000, for mother’s day I made a set of 4 coasters for my mom. Pulled out eight different photos of family members, sandwiched them between glass that I had cut to size. Purchased some copper tape to keep the sandwiched glass pieces together. That was that, I thought.
Over the next several years I would make these for family and friends as gifts along with enjoying my other crafty hobbies; floral arrangements, card making, photography and scrapbooking all those photos I kept on taking and anything else that peaked my interest. It wasn’t until 2006 that I came across classes/workshops that took this copper taped glass even further. With the finishing touch of soldering. Ever since, I have loved the look it gives to the pieces I create. And there is so much more that can be done, possibilities are endless.
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