From the MAKE Flickr pool
Member Macetech took on the challenge of soldering this teeny-tiny 3mm QFN-16 SMD chip. Those are 30AWG wires in the pic and the chip is an Allegro A6281 3-LED PWM driver.
Macetech does mention, “Note: this prototyping method is really not recommended for anyone with common sense.” Agreed! –Link
Surface mounting with hand-soldering tools – Link.