Monday, March 5, 2012

Soldered Matchbox Tutorial

Hello my dear friends,
are you ready to create a soldered matchbox with me?
You will need: glass cutter,metal ruler.cutting matt, matchbox,photo,old book pages or sheet music and trinkets to go into the box. Masking tape,glue.
Your basic soldering supplies: copper foil,soldering paste,bone folder and soldering iron.
To cut the cover I use the Memory Glass by Ranger 2 x 2 so you only need to make one straight cut.
After you scored the glass, lay it on top of the metal ruler and line it up with the edge to easily break the glass.Does that make sense?
Use the masking tape to reinforce the box and than cover the box with sheet music or old book pages.
Here is the box all ready to get wrapped with copper foil.
For the basic soldering  video click here.
I hope that this was helpful to you- but do watch the video it is really good. Wishing you a wonderful start of the week and have fun soldering.
Hugs and love,



Blessed Serendipity said...

Thank you for sharing this! I really want to make one of these.


BLiSsAngELs said...

Marie thank you wonderful tutorial and I just need to pop out to get get matchboxes and I'll be having a go ....Hugs Wendy

JoAnne said...

What a beautiful pendant Marie! I've always been a bit intimidated by soldering. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!

nelly said...

Много хубав пост, страхотно е, че споделяш с нас начина на изработка на великолепните си творения. Това е истинско бижу.

Karen B. said...

Sweet Marie,
thank you, thank you, thank you!!I haven't read the post yet just the title and I am over the moon already. Now a cup of coffe and start learning ~ I can't wait to make one of these most beautiful creations!!!
many hugs to you, dear friend,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

sonya said...

Hello dear Marie,
Thank you for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this. Yours are just beautiful.
Have a wonderful week.

Martina2801 said...

Und wenn ich das Video 20 x anschaue, kann ich das nicht annähernd so gut wie Du, liebe Marie!
Erstklassige Arbeit ist das wieder. Echt toll!

Wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche meine Liebe.
Viele Grüße

Ann said...

you darling!!!!
thank you sooooooooooo much for the tutorial and the video link! try as i might.i have had no luck with soldering...this may just be what i need!!

minnamarika said...

Thank you a million times for sharing this tutorial sweet Marie... Now I can make my own "she lives by the sea "soldered matchbox"!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

merci...merci...merci! can't wait to make one! ;)

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome tutorial Marie. Can you believe my soldering iron bit the big one this weekend. ugh. Guess I need to do a little shopping.
hugs Lynn

sharon said...

Oooooh, you are such a doll Marie, thank you thank you, thank you! Perfect directions....your box is a gem!

Rhonda said...

Marie, you would be so proud of me. I did solder this weekend. It was a practice piece but I've had my iron since Christmas, I had to use it.

I love this tutorial...thank you, these are so sweet. I need more copper foil and then I will make one.

xo Rhonda

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's another gorgeous matchbox, dear Marie! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I wish I could get my soldering iron out right away.
Have a wonderful day :-)!
Big hugs,

Ira Huberts said...

How sweet you are sharing this wonderful tutorial with us, your matchbox looks totally fabulous Marie! Thanks for the great lesson, hugs, Ira x

suziqu's thread works said...

How sweet of you to share this little tutorial on this. Your soldered match box looks so beautiful and you have made it look so easy! I would love to give it a go if only I had the time.
Thank you! Thank you!
Have a most wonderful week dear friend.
Love and hugs,

Belladonna said...

I have tio learn how to solder one day, amazing box!

Pieced Pastimes said...

This turned out so lovely! A very special vintage treasure.

Yitte said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. Will really try this.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Thanks for showing us how you made this gorgeous piece!

Guriana said...

Marie, thank you very much for your tutorial!!!... I really want to try:))

Viola said...

Super schön!! :)

MosaicMagpie said...

Sorry to be so late in saying Thank You For Sharing this with us! I had in my mind this would be so much more difficult. Your tutorial makes it seem as though even I can do it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Marie
Finally I am here.
This is such a generous tutorial, I cannot thank you enough.
I am going to start from scratch buying new solder as I really don't know if it contains flux or not.
I know I will never be as neat with my soldering but keen and enthusiastic, this is a goal of mine this year, thank you for being such an inspiration.

maj. said...

Thank you for the tutorial! It's amazing!!!

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Thank You Marie! This is a Wonderful Tutorial! It seems like you could use quit a few things to great a Shrine type Charm.
Have a Happy Monday!

BLiSsAngELs said...

Marie with help from your fabulous tutorial and made some matchboxes thank you.... here's the link if you'd like to see

Hugs wendy

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for sharing all your info with us! I have been wanting to try my hand at soldering, I just need a couple more materials, and just may try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Milly said...
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Pam Lambky said...

Marie, just discovered your tutorial. Fantastic! I will pin this on my pinterest board. (The diy board has around 11,000 followers on it). Your bound to get tons of hits with this one! I tried to click on your button to add it to my sidebar, It wouldn't let me click on it, so I used your header image. If you get it fixed let me know and I'll change it!
xx Pam

Ivette Santamaria said...

I love it .. will try that for sure

Eunice Pitman said...

This is adorable ! Thank you for sharing ! Did you cover the back of the box with the foil also ? Want to try it !

Minis said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have the same question, do you cover the back of the match box with foil too?

Rachel brenke said...

Amazing! It's very helpful resource. I loved it. Keep writing more soldering tips

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