Featured Patteren: Bead Charm

By on August 10, 2016
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Pattern for August 10th 2016

Bead Charm

by Judy Larson

Today we have a simple and yet versatile pattern for a Bead Charm that can be created easily by any beginner and added to any kind of jewelry. Enjoy!

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Directions:

Step 1: Copy the circle template. – CLICK HERE to use Judy’s templates

Step 2: Transfer the design to your sheet metal.

Step 3: Cut the circle out using your preferred method for cutting sheet metal.

Step 4: File any sharp edges.

Step 5: Use a 1.5mm hole punch to make a hole in the center top of the piece.

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Step 6: Use the larger side of the Mini TruStrike Embossing Hammer to texture the disk.

Step 7: Use the Dapping Punch Set to cup the disk, textured side facing up. To preserve the texture when forming the piece, consider placing a piece of felt between the dap and the disk.

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Step 8: Make a wire wrapped bead dangle using your bead on the balled headpin.

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Step 9: Use the jump ring to connect the bead and disk to another piece of jewelry. Charms are really versatile. You could attach the charm to a necklace or bracelet as shown.

Note: The byzantine chain seen here can be made using a tutorial by Marilyn Gardiner on her website:

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Step 10: You can leave your piece bright and shiny or use liver of sulfur to patina it. Buff with 0000 steel wool to bring out the dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this great pattern from Judy. If you’d like to read more of Judy’s blog posts – CLICK HERE!

Happy Wrapping!

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One Comment

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    Susannah

    August 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

    That really is beautiful and so easy!!Been working a lot and have not been able to make any jewelry but I think Now I am inspired
    Thank you, I really enjoy your posts and e-mails

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