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Bead Charm
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Dapping, Filing / Finishing, Hole Punching, Making Loops, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-705.24
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $6.93
  • Gold Club Price: $5.20
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Jade 8mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-644
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $9.47
  • Gold Club Price: $7.10
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Jump rings copper 4 mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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1 inch copper head pins
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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Tools

Pro Shear
SHR-544.00
  • SHR-544.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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7 Piece Mini TruStrike Hammer Set with Stand
HAM-520.70
  • HAM-520.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $140.54
  • Gold Club Price: $105.40
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
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  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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24 Piece Dapping Punch Set
DAP-705.00
  • DAP-705.00
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  • Price: $85.97
  • Gold Club Price: $64.48
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Brass Hammer - 1 Pound
HAM-456.10
  • HAM-456.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $24.97
  • Gold Club Price: $18.73
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
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  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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10 Piece Diamond Needle Files - 140mm X 3mm
G14-8
  • G14-8
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  • Price: $13.57
  • Gold Club Price: $10.18
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Steel wool
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Instructions
Step 1
Copy the circle template. - see Judy's templates below
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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.
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Step 10
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.
Congratulations! You've made your first Bead Charm!


DESIGN SUGGESTIONS: Add earwires for a pair of fun earrings.
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