Judy Freyer Thompson's Peace Charms, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, Stamping, Stamps. With all the unrest in the world today we all need to be reminded we should seek out and practice peace.
Peace Charms
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Riveting, Stamping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
With all the unrest in the world today we all need to be reminded we should seek out and practice peace.

Using a letter punch set, you can easily create charms with words that mean peace in other languages, which can add a somewhat romantic feel to your charms. I am using the word 'peace' from various African Languages to make my charms.

Materials

18 Gauge 0.040 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.18M
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12mm Copper Rivet - Pack of 25
A5-512
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3mm Brass Eyelets - Pack of 5
D1-100
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Flower Garden Red Brass Pattern Wire - 3 Feet
H25-3E
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Tools

Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
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7 Holes Metal Punch Kit- 2.38mm to 7.14mm - Pack of 1 Kit
G15-8
  • G15-8
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
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1/8 Letter Punch Set
PUN-105.80
  • PUN-105.80
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
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Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
BPN-105.00
  • BPN-105.00
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 1 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.01
  • SOL-610.01
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Small Brass Brush
BRS-966.10
  • BRS-966.10
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Euro Tool Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8 Millimeters
PLR-133.50
  • PLR-133.50
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Auto Center Punch
PUN-430.00
  • PUN-430.00
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Lindstrom Multi-Purpose Shear, 5-3/4 Inches
G2-6000
  • G2-6000
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Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
G10-1
  • G10-1
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
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permanent marker
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Painter’s tape
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the ruler and permanent marker, measure and mark ¼" on the copper sheet and cut out one or two strips using the shears.
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Step 2
Choose the words you will be stamping on the copper.
Step 3
Using the painter's tape, secure your copper strip to the steel bench block.
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Step 4
Starting approximately ½" off one end of the copper strip, begin stamping your word.
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Step 5
Trim the strip after the last letter, leave the 3/8" at the top and bottom edges.
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Step 6
Lay the stamped piece on the pattern wire and cut the pattern wire to match the copper stamping.
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Step 7
Using the bench pin for support, file the edges of the stamped strips smooth and round the square edges on both strips.
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Step 8
Following the manufacturers' directions, patina the copper stamping using the Liver of Sulpher.
Step 9
Rest the copper pieces on the bench pin and brass brush the stamping to accentuate the word.
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Step 10
On the copper strip, make a mark with the permanent marker 3/16" from the top and bottom.
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Step 11
Using the bench pin for support, make a divot using the center punch.
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Step 12
Using a cushion clamp, clamp the two pieces together, making sure the pattern is facing out on the pattern strip.
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Step 13
Using the 7 holes punch loaded with the 1/8" punch, punch a hole through both pieces from the top of the piece.

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Step 14
Install a brass eyelet from the copper side through the brass side and rest the finished side of the eyelet on the steel bench block. Start the flare using the center punch.
Step 15
Complete the flaring using the ball side of the chasing hammer, gently tapping the shank of the eyelet.
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Step 16
Using the Euro Punch Pliers punch a 1.8mm hole through both pieces.
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Step 17
Install a copper rivet from the copper side. Rest the piece on the steel bench block, trim the rivet with flush cutters to approximately 1/16" and set the rivet using the round side of the chasing hammer.
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Step 18
To hang your Peace Charms, grab some jump rings or some beaded wire stick links.
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