Everyone's makin' them... Why not me too! I tried my hand at soldering charms in a class at Absolutley Everything in Topsfield, MA a couple of week ago.
I decided that it was time for me to take some classes instead of always trying to teach myself. Love, LOVE Sally Jean's book but it really doesn't give all the details of soldering. I don't know, maybe it does and I'm just distracted by the pictures... Still, a wonderful book.
The class paid off... I learned some techniques that I wouldn't have otherwise known about so that was valuable to me.
If I can find time, I suspect that soldering will become something like wheel thrown pottery was to me a couple of years ago... I just won't stop until I feel that 'my hands have gotten smart'. Practice makes perfect!