Making Metal Jewelry: How to stamp, forge, form and fold metal jewelry designs

By Jen Cushman

Stamp, forge, shape and fold your technique to gorgeous steel jewelry!

Discover the beautiful good looks inherent in asymmetry, uncooked edges, rust and an intimate tale as you discover the manipulation of steel your method. Jen Cushman will lead you step by step via 21 initiatives that unharness metal's exceptional power for a mode that's delightfully imperfect and natural. no matter if you could have by no means wielded a hammer earlier than, Making steel Jewelry may have you growing jewellery items you will be proud to put on this weekend! every little thing you must comprehend to start without delay awaits you inside.

  • Explanations of other forms of steel, cord, patinas, metalworking instruments, soldering fundamentals and more.
  • Complete step by step guideline for various jewellery items together with jewelry, jewelry, bracelets, necklaces and pendants.
  • Inspiring diversifications on a number of of the tasks, and on-line hyperlinks to extra undertaking ideas.

Begin your new dating with steel this present day. enable Making steel Jewelry unharness your metalworking strength and begin developing jewellery that is authentically you.

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Utilizing a spring-loaded heart punch, mark for a gap on the backside of the foremost. Drill a gap throughout the key. Repeat for the smaller key, placing the opening within the middle of the most important. STEP 24 Draw a bead on a five″ (13m) size of 22-gauge twine, and at the bead finish, make a small wrapped loop. Thread on a wide ornamental bead after which thread the twine throughout the gap on the finish of the bigger key. STEP 25 Create a moment wrapped loop to shut. STEP 26 Repeat step 24 with a moment cord, creating a loop at the bead finish, threading it via a bead, then throughout the gap within the smaller key. STEP 27 Thread on extra beads and tie on a scrap of ribbon should you like. Then make a moment wrapped loop to complete. Set the 2 key components apart. lower 4 four″ (10cm) items of coloured twine. utilizing round-nose pliers, create a wrapped loop on one finish. Thread on a crystal bead after which create a moment wrapped loop and both trim the surplus twine or wrap it until eventually it runs out. STEP 28 start a brand new hyperlink with one wrapped loop, thread on a bead, then thread the twine via one loop of the 1st hyperlink ahead of completing the wrapped loop. STEP 29 Repeat for the opposite hyperlinks, making a small chain of 4 crystals. Lay out all the parts within the order you wish them joined within the necklace. attach all the parts with bounce jewelry. do not forget that one key can act as a toggle to shut the necklace into one of many hammered hyperlinks. edition Watch & study Mica Bezel See a video of Jen displaying you ways to make this undertaking. Dapped Circles Necklace After making such a lot of assorted steel jewellery designs, you’re certain to have loads of fascinating scraps in your workbench. With the price of steel nowadays, the need to get additional mileage out of your provides may also assist you imagine open air the field in terms of layout. My place to begin for this necklace used to be easily placing my scraps via my trusty disc cutter and stacking them up. instruments disc cutter dead-blow hammer everlasting marker shears or jeweler’s observed dossier ball-peen hammer metal bench block dapping set middle punch 1⁄16″ (2mm) handheld gap punch drill and 1⁄16″ (2mm) bit torch heavy-duty flush cutters flat-nose pliers scissors fabrics 22-gauge steel sheet, brass 12-gauge twine, bronze 20-gauge twine, bronze gilder’s paste organza and silk ribbon heishi spacer beads nuts and screws (micro bolts) liver of sulfur Jax Brown patina metal wool STEP 1 Punch out discs in quite a few sizes from a number of various metals. You’ll desire nearly fifteen discs. STEP 2 utilizing an everlasting maker, draw a free-form crescent form on a bit of steel sheet. (You won’t see a lot of this whilst the necklace is done, so it doesn’t subject an excessive amount of what it seems like. ) STEP three minimize out the form utilizing both shears or a jeweler’s observed and dossier the sides. Deckle the sting with a ball-peen hammer. STEP four follow quite a few textures to the circles, then dome them all utilizing a dapping block and varnish. STEP five follow patina to the entire domed circles and varnish with metal wool.

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