Making TIny Leaves
by Judy Larson
There are times when tiny leaves may be needed for embellishing a jewelry creation. These tiny leaves can be difficult to texture after cutting them out so the key is to texture BEFORE cutting.
Instructions
Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the space you are working in.

Draw out a simple leaf shape in the desired size. Make a template of that shape.
Pro Tip: Make a template from a plastic sheet. The size and shape will not become distorted as it could with a paper template.
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Judy Larson's Making TIny Leaves - , Metalwork, Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Texturing, making tiny leaves
Draw the leaf midrib on scrap metal with an ultra fine point Sharpie marker. Place the metal scrap on a bench block. Use the Mini TruStrike Sharp Texture Hammer to texture lines out from the midrib line as shown.
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Place the template on the textured scrap, centering the leaf shape on the midrib line. Draw a line on the metal around the template edge.
Judy Larson's Making TIny Leaves - , Metalwork, Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Texturing, making tiny leaves
Judy Larson's Making TIny Leaves - , Metalwork, Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Texturing, making tiny leaves
Use metal shears to cut the leaf shapes out. If the leaves are too small to refine the edges with a sanding sponge, tumbling them in steel shot and water will soften the edges a bit. After refining, the leaves are ready to be shaped, if desired.
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Materials

22, 24, or 26 gauge metal scrap
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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Tools

7 Piece Mini TruStrike Hammer Set with Stand
HAM-520.70
  • HAM-520.70
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  • Price: $140.54
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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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Xuron Sheer - Non Serrated
SHR-691.81
  • SHR-691.81
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  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Stainless Steel Shot - 1 lb Bag
G24-4
  • G24-4
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  • Price: $31.95
  • Gold Club Price: $23.96
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Thumlers Tumbler Model A-R12 Rock Tumbler
G34-130
  • G34-130
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  • Price: $348.17
  • Gold Club Price: $261.13
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WET/DRY PAPER 9 X 11 ASST- 20PC- 2EA GRIT 180-3000
ABR-500.90
  • ABR-500.90
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  • Price: $24.95
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  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Texturing