Bead Landing Dapping Wired Band
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Bead Landing Dapping Wired Band

Stacking bracelets is more popular than ever. Create your own band that's perfect for layering with other pieces with Bead Landing™ dapping tools.
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Steel Bench Block
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Ring Mandrel
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Ball Peen Hammer, 4 oz.
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Steel Hole Punch
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Shears
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Long Nose Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Forming Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Metal Sheets, 28 ga.
  • Bead Landing™ Dapping Eyelet Mix
  • Bead Landing™ Beading Wire Assortment, 26 ga.
  • Bead Landing™ Flat Nose Pliers
  • Sandpaper
  • Safety Goggles
 

Project Instructions

Cut one red wire and one copper strand, each 4" in length.

Measure and cut a ½"x3" rectangle from one gold sheet with shears. Place cut metal on the steel bench block, hold the metal blank with the long nose pliers and create texture using the ball peen end of hammer. Wrap the textured metal around a ring mandrel and hammer until it takes the ring shape on the mandrel. Slide down the shaped metal to remove from the mandrel. This will be called “Ring Base” throughout the instructions.

Select the 4" red wire and wrap around the middle-most part of the ring base. Continue to wrap until there is ½"of wrapped wire from the middle to the right part of the ring base. Cut excess wire, then flatten any wire sticking out on the ring base with flat nose pliers.

Take the 4" copper wire and wrap on the middle-most part of the ring base. Continue to wrap until there is ½" wrapped wire from the middle to the left part of the ring base. Cut excess wire then flatten any wire sticking out on the ring base with flat nose pliers.

Using the steel hole punch, create one hole on each end of the ring base 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.