"Dad Rocks" Key Chain
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"Dad Rocks" Key Chain

Show your Dad how much he rocks with this metal key chain.

Designed by Margaret Pankhurst.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Jewelry Essentials™ Snake Key Chains
  • Bead Landing™ Metal Sheets, 28 ga.
  • Bead Landing™ Metal Blank Assortment
  • Bead Landing™ Jeweler’s Hammer
  • Bead Landing™ Stamping Eyelet Mix
  • Jewelry Essentials™ Dapping Tools – Shears
  • Jewelry Essentials™ Steel Dapping Block
  • Bead Landing™ Stamping Set – Alphabet and Number
  • Bead Landing™ Wood Dapping Block
  • Bent Nose Pliers
  • Acrylic Paint – Black
  • Metal Hole Punch
  • Sandpaper, 180 Grit
  • Sharpie® Marker, Fine Tip
 

Project Instructions

Place the metal blank onto the steel dapping block.

Choose the letters you would like to use from the stamping set.

Place the one stamp onto the stamping blank and use the jeweler's hammer to hit the back end of the stamp to make the impression in the metal.

Continue with all stamps to create the desired word.

Place the metal blank into the wood dapping block, front side down.

Place the wood mallet on to the black and hit with the jeweler's hammer to form the metal blank.

Rub some black acrylic paint into the recesses of the dapped letters. Carefully wipe away any excess. Allow to dry.

Use the metal hole punch to punch two holes into the metal blank.

Cut one square of metal, 1¼" square, from the 28 ga. metal sheets.

Rub the edges of the cut square onto the sandpaper to soften any sharp edges.

Use the jeweler's hammer to texture the cut metal blank.

Place the dapped and stamped metal in the center of the cut metal blank and mark through the holes with the Sharpie® marker.

Punch two holes at the mark using the metal hole punch.

Line up the holes on the two pieces of metal.

Place one of the eyelets into the hole. Turn the piece over and place the head of the eyelet onto the steel dapping block.

Carefully tap the end of the eyelet to flatten it against the metal.

Repeat for the other eyelet.

Punch a hole in the top corner of the textured metal blank.

Open the jump ring on the end of the snake key chain with the pliers and place finished piece onto the jump ring.