Crimson Band
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Crimson Band

Grab your bead supplies and rock the rivets with dapping tools to create a cool crimson ring in no time.

 

It's a creative way to make artisan fine jewelry that’s just your style.      

 

Designed by Mary Feliciano for Horizon Group USA.  

 

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Dapping Tools Safety Goggles Clear
  • Dapping Tools Shears Blk
  • Dapping Tools Bench Blk Steel Silver
  • Dapping Tools Dapping Block Rubber Blk
  • Dapping Tools Wood Dapping Block Nat
  • Dapping Tools Ring Mandrell Wd Handle Silver
  • Dapping Tools Steel Hole Punch Silver
  • Dapping Tools Ball Peen Hammer 4 oz. Nat
  • Dapping Tools Long Nose Pliers Blk
  • Dapping Tools Forming Pliers Blk
  • Dapping Tools Ctr Punch Silver
  • Dapping Tools Circle Sre Metal Blanks Multi
  • Dapping Tools Shape Metal Blanks Multi
  • Dapping Tools Rivet Mix Multi
  • Dapping Tools Metal Sheets Multi
  • Resin (2-Part Mix)
  • Apple Red Acrylic Color Spray Paint
 

Project Instructions

Wear your safety goggles before handling dapping tools.

 

Cut a ½-inch by 3-inch rectangle from one metal brass sheet with your shears, this will be called ring base throughout the instructions. Shape your ring base by folding it around your ring mandrel, and using your forming pliers to roll the rectangle around your ring base when needed. Take your steel hole punch and punch a hole through the middle of your ring base.

 

Take one copper flower shape blank. Place it on your wooden dapping block and hammer to form a concave shape. Take your steel hole punch and punch one hole directly through the existing hole, a second hole through the middle most part of the piece and a final hole on the opposite end of the form. Put one small rivet through each of the corner holes and flatten the back area to secure the rivet. (DO NOT rivet through the middle hole). Take your apple red acrylic paint and spray to coat your concave flower blank covering both sides of the metal blank.

 

Take one large brass tone round metal blank, place it where it fits on your wood dapping block and hammer to form a concave shape. Punch one hole on the middle most part of the piece.

 

Take one large copper tone round metal blank, place it on your steel bench block, hold metal blank with your long nose pliers and hammer using the ball peen part of hammer to create texture. Punch one hole directly across the existing hole and one on the middle most part of the piece. Put one small rivet through each of the corner holes and flatten the back area to secure the rivet (DO NOT rivet through the middle hole).

 

Mix a 1:1 portion of resin and hardener.  

 

Take your metal blanks from the steps above. Arrange metals so that flower shape is on top, brass concave in the middle then copper shape and ring base on the bottom. Align middle holes of all pieces. Insert one large rivet going through all metal components from top to bottom. Flatten the back area to secure the rivet.

 

Take your resin mix and brush it delicately on top of the red flower to coat. Let it sit to dry.

 

Your ring is now complete.

 

Tips

File sharp edges with metal files.

 



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