Bead Landing Dapping Ring Charm
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Bead Landing Dapping Ring Charm

This ring charm is cute and easy to make!
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Steel Bench Block
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Ball Peen Hammer, 4 oz.
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Steel Hole Punch
  • Bead Landing™ Wood Dapping Block
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Shears
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Nose Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Forming Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Metal Sheets, 28ga
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Eyelet Mix
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Metal Blanks – Circles
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Round Nose Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Side Cutters
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Head Pins – Silver
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Seed Bead Mix – Brown
  • Permanent Marker
  • Safety Goggles
 

Project Instructions

Cut a ½" x 3" rectangle from one silver sheet with shears. Place rectangle cutout on the steel bench block. Hold the rectangle with the long nose pliers and create texture using the ball peen end of hammer. Bend the flat metal using the forming pliers until it forms a ring. This will now be called the “Ring Base” throughout the instructions.

Select one small silver round metal blank and place round metal blank to fit on your wood dapping block. Hammer using the ball peen end to form a concave shape with slight texture. Repeat this using one small gold round metal blank and one small brass round metal blank.

Using a permanent marker, mark three dots on the center-most part of the ring, each dot 1/8" apart, to form a triangle. Using the steel hole punch tool, create three holes on each mark.

Insert head pin through one hole going from the back to the front of Ring Base. Insert one small gold circle shape and one bead through the head pin. Using the round nose pliers, bend the head pin at a 45 degree angle. Using the side cutters, trim the edge to about ¼ inch. Using the round nose pliers, make a simple loop to secure the circle shape and bead.

Repeat last step with the remaining two remaining small concave metal circles.

Using the steel hole punch, create one hole on each end of the ring base. Align holes and insert one small rivet going through both holes on metal and rivet.* Sand sharp edges with sandpaper.

*To Rivet: Punch a hole that fits the diameter of eyelet in two metal blanks. Thread the eyelet through the holes in the metal. Push the metal blanks to fit tightly against the rolled edge of the eyelet. Place metal and eyelet connection on top of an anvil or hard flat surface. Hammer center punch down on the non-rolled end of eyelet to create a flare. Remove center punch, then carefully hammer eyelet down with the round side of a ball-peen hammer until connection is secure.

Tips

Always wear safety goggles before handling dapping tools.