So proud!

I finally did it.  I have wanted to try my hand at soldering for so long now.  I do not know what I was waiting on.  It is not has hard as it looks.  Then again I had a great teacher.  Lisa from Simply Swank, was so patient with my million questions.  I know I stopped her a 1001 times and asked her to repeat herself.  She has more patients than a kindergarten teacher!  The website is  My first piece is just that.  My first piece.  I am proud of it so I want to show it off.  I know I will be doing more of this.  One more medium to add to my repetoir.  Off to make some more.  Now if I had a never ending supply of glass slides.  I also cannot find my ornament holder, so I am really not trying to give you all the finger.  😉


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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6 Responses to So proud!

  1. Laura says:

    It’s beautiful Niki!

    I love the new look over here too.

  2. your first piece turned out awesome! i love the lil birdie ~ too cute!

  3. Kim says:

    This is super cute!! Great job!! I’d like to try this too.
    BTW, I noticed the finger thing right away. 🙂

  4. Lisa says:

    oooooooooo – pretty!!!!!!!! It looks awesome and I know just how you feel; that first soldering piece is special. I loved the soldering class I took also. The only thing I find is that I need to spend a whole day with the soldering stuff out to make the trouble of getting all that soldering stuff out worth it! Happy soldering!

  5. Anke says:

    Hi Niki!!! very cool first piece…;-))) this is one thing I also want to try, but I need a stronger soldering tool first ;-(

  6. Chris says:

    Niki you did a great job! can’t wait to see what else you make.

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