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Bracelet Component
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Dapping, Filing / Finishing, Hole Punching, Riveting, 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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12mm Copper Rivet - Pack of 25
A5-512
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  • Price: $1.99
  • Gold Club Price: $1.49
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Tools

Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Pro Shear
SHR-544.00
  • SHR-544.00
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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
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  • Price: $140.54
  • Gold Club Price: $105.40
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Riveting Hammer
HAM-200.00
  • HAM-200.00
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  • Price: $24.97
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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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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Nylon Bracelet Bending Plier
PLR-840.00
  • PLR-840.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $19.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.98
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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6 Piece Assorted File Set with Wooden Handle
G14-7
  • G14-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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Marker -extra fine
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Instructions
Step 1
Copy the long oval, large circle and one small circle templates.
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Step 2
Transfer the designs to your sheet metal.
Step 3
Cut the pieces 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 holes in the center of each circle and on both ends of the bracelet backplate.
Pro Tip: Note: Step 6 and 7 are optional. If you do not own or have access to a Sizzix Big Shot Embossing Machine, texture the tab pendant backplate in any manner you wish.
Step 6
Anneal the bracelet backplate and then pickle to remove fire scale.
Step 7
Place the bracelet backplate on the DecoEtch plate. Run it through the Sizzix Big Shot Embossing Machine to achieve the background texture.
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Step 8
Use the Mini TruStrike Designer/Texture Hammer to texture the edges of the large circle. Use the Mini TruStrike Embossing Hammer to texture the smaller circle. Try to make slightly wavy edges when you are texturing.
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Step 9
Use the Dapping Punch Set to cup the circles. To preserve the texture when cupping each circle, consider placing a piece of felt between the dap and the circle shape.
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Step 10
Position the large domed piece on the bracelet backplate. Using an ultra fine point permanent marker, mark where the rivet hole needs to be punched. Use a 1.5mm metal hole punch to make the hole.
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Step 11
Rivet the stacked cupped flower pieces to the bracelet backplate.
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Step 12
Use the bracelet bending pliers to curve the bracelet backplate.
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Step 13
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 of your texturing.
Congratulations! You've made your first Bracelet Component!
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