|Before: Copper Washers|
|After: Stamped Pendant by GeltDesigns.com|
18 gauge round brass wire
Liver of sulfur
Dapping block and 1 lb brass hammer
1.5mm alphabet stamps
16 oz. brass hammer
Wire looping pliers
Flex shaft and 15-gauge cup bur
Clean and prepare the copper washer. Sand away tool marks, if any.
|Form the copper washer|
Form the washer. Place the washer in the dapping block. Select the appropriate dap. Place the dap on top of the washer in the block. Strike the dap with the hammer to form. Brass hammers are preferred as they prolong the life of your tools, but any hammer can be used.
|Washers before & after forming|
Mark the washer where you want to stamp the lettering. Select the letters. Place the copper washer on a steel bench block. Use a hammer to stamp the letters one letter at a time where you marked the washer.
Use liver of sulfur to highlight the lettering. Paint the prepared liver of sulfur into the stamped letters. Use high grit sandpaper to remove the excess liver of sulfur.
|Make 2 loops|
|"S" link with 2 loops|
Cut the excess wire. File the ends until smooth.
Adjust spacing as needed so the bail allows the pendant to hang evenly.
|Pendant signed "Gelt" by GeltDesigns.com|
Sign the piece. We stamped the pendant with our signature: "Gelt"
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"Stamped Metal Jewelry: Creative Techniques and Designs for Making Custom Jewelry"; Lisa Niven Kelly; 2010.
"Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration"; Joanna Gollberg; 2006.
Day 74. Month 4. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: copper washer
New Jewelry a Day.
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