I've finally managed to complete my charms for the Oh So Charming charm swap. If you fancy having a go at these, I've included the instructions. Warning......soldering is addictive!
6 mm wide copper tape
Lead free solder
Silver jump rings
Silver Indian bell charms
Clean the marbles well with the rubbing alcohol.
Measure some copper tape by wrapping around a marble to gauge the circumference allowing a little extra for overlap (approx. 5.5cm) and cut as many pieces as required.
Then cut each 5.5cm strip down to narrower pieces making them 2mm wide.
Wrap 2 pieces of copper tape around marble in opposite directions forming segments & burnish well with a bone folder.
Flux & solder over the copper tape.
Flux & solder jump rings to top & bottom, then wash charms in warm soapy water. Once dry, polish with silver cloth.
Attach bell charms.