Flaring an Eyelet Using a Dap
by Judy Freyer Thompson
I really don't like it when an eyelet cracks on the backside during flaring. To avoid cracking, using graduated sizes of daps can help avoid the cracks. Not only are eyelets great for cold connecting materials together, they can also be decorative.
Instructions
Using the metal punch fitted with the 1/8" punch and die or a rotary tool/drill fitted with an 1/8" drill bit, make a hole in your desired material/s.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Flaring an Eyelet Using a Dap   - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , flaring an eyelet
Fit the eyelet in the hole, if you are securing two materials together, make sure there is enough shaft on the eyelet that will allow for a secure connection.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Flaring an Eyelet Using a Dap   - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , flaring an eyelet
Place a small piece of painters or masking tape over the eyelet to keep it in place.
Place your piece tape down on the steel bench block. Hold the 3.5mm dap on the shaft of the eyelet and tap lightly using the flat face of the chasing hammer.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Flaring an Eyelet Using a Dap   - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , flaring an eyelet
Graduate dap sizes and continue to tap lightly, finish off with the 11.5 dap.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Flaring an Eyelet Using a Dap   - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, , flaring an eyelet

Materials

3mm Brass Eyelets - Pack of 5
D1-100
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24 Gauge Dead Soft Sterling Silver Sheet - 6 Inches
H8-24SM6
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $23.60
  • Gold Club Price: $17.70
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22 Gauge 0.025 Dead Soft Red Brass Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-704.22
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.63
  • Gold Club Price: $7.97
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Tools

24 Piece Dapping Punch Set
DAP-705.00
  • DAP-705.00
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  • Price: $85.97
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
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  • Price: $21.95
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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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  • Price: $49.95
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  • Category: Tools
  • Technique(s): General Education