Handcrafted Metal Findings: 30 Creative Jewelry Components

By Jane Dickerson

Metalsmiths demonstrate new findings in jewellery trends!

Following up their best-selling e-book Handcrafted cord Findings, Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson provide jewelers extra suggestions, extra (and various) findings, and extra notion. Handcrafted steel Findings positive aspects 30 step by step tutorials for steel findings that require purely easy jewelry-making talents. operating with precut steel blanks and thin-gauge sheet steel, Denise, Jane, and a number of other contributing artists have created great-looking findings―head pins, bead caps, bails, charms, connectors, cones, and more--all with no lot of effort.

All the metalwork should be performed with easy tools--no saws, no flex shaft, no oxy/acetylene tanks. steel items are hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured with stamps and instruments, colorized, oxidized, and patinated. building innovations contain easy soldering with a micro torch and chilly connections equivalent to riveting. comprehensive gallery items that contain a number of the findings offer extra thought during this concept- and information-packed book.

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Coat the leading edge of the adequately sized punch with Bur lifestyles. position the punch within the gap with the pointy facet down. Hammer the punch till you are feeling it minimize throughout the steel (Figure 5). determine five three. elevate the full disc cutter up and enable the punch fall in the course of the gap. faucet the punch evenly with a hammer if it doesn’t fall via (Figure 6). determine 6 utilizing a steel gap Punch steel hole-punch instruments were used all through this ebook, doing away with the necessity for drilling. to maintain the punch from marring the steel, position a Pro-Polish pad or a scrap piece of skinny leather-based among the device and the steel sooner than punching.

Eight mm (5⁄8" disc), 15. five mm (3⁄4" disc), and 17 mm (7⁄8" disc). 2. position the disc contained in the corresponding circle at the plastic circle template. utilizing the strains at the aspects of the template, draw a mark at the disc on the 4 facets (north/south/east/west) with the marker. Use a ruler to attach the strains like a move to discover the heart. three. utilizing the hole-punch pliers, punch a gap on the intersection of the strains, within the heart of the disc. four. soft the burrs from the punched gap at the again of the disc with the salon board or dossier.

Five cm) of 6. fifty two × 1. 17 mm dead-soft sterling silver trend cord instruments • steel dossier • Round-nose pliers • Painter’s tape • Nylon-jaw round-nose pliers (optional) • Fine-point Sharpie marker • Ruler (metric/U. S. ) • Rotary tumbler with combined stainless-steel shot comprehensive dimension • 1" (2. five cm) 1. Use the steel dossier to tender the ends of the patterned twine. 2. Wrap painter’s tape round the jaws of your round-nose pliers (or use nylon-jaw round-nose pliers) to guard the twine from being marred.

Com. EDITOR: Michelle Bredeson TECHNICAL EDITOR: Susan Lewis hide & inside layout: Bekah Thrasher PHOTOGRAPHER (BEAUTY): Matt Graves PHOTOGRAPHER (STEP AND PRODUCT): Jim Lawson creation: Bekah Thrasher © 2015 Interweave and Jane Dickerson All rights reserved. Interweave A department of F+W Media, Inc. 4868 Innovation force castle Collins, CO 80525 interweave. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Peck, Denise. hand made steel findings : 30 inventive jewellery elements / Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson.

Three × 1. 1 cm) 1. reduce out the Oval Duo Connector template and hint it onto the sheet. minimize out the form with steel shears. 2. lower out a sq. from the plastic bottle that's flat and bigger than the sterling cutout. Tape the cutout to the plastic with obvious packing tape (Figure 1). determine 1 three. Use steel shears to chop out the plastic piece cleanly round the sterling cutout. get rid of the tape and separate the items. four. Use the ornamental steel texture stamp and brass mallet to texture front of the sterling cutout at the bench block (Figure 2).

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