Soldering Basics For Starting Out

Posted by Cheryl Ufnowski (Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures) on Jun 15th 2020

A few years ago I discovered soldering as an alternative to using brads, eyelets, or grommets when wiring, electrifying, and lighting a dollhouse or miniature setting.  Soldering works with both flat tapewire and round wire.  I am still learning some of the tricks, but in general I believe this is the way to go.  Many people avoid installing electric and working lights because they think it's too complicated.  Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve initially, but with a little practice and patience you can brighten up your miniature world!

I'm always on the lookout for quick and simple ways to demonstrate concepts for miniaturists (novice and seasoned alike) and recently came across this cute video on soldering basics.  I like how she explains a few important points to make good connections.  

As I find more videos I think will help you overcome your wiring fears, I'll be sure to post them here.  

Don't be afraid, add light to your dollhouse!