Dapping Parallel Dimensions
Create your own magical time traveling necklace with dapping!
Designed by Mary Feliciano.
- Metal Sheets – Gold and Copper
- Metal Shears
- V-Slot Bench Clamp
- Power Punch
- Charcoal or Soldering Block
- Disc Cutter
- Dapping Block
- Metal Blank Assortment
- Clock Metal Blank Assortment
- Leather Cord
- Round Wire, 16 ga. – Gold
- Adjustable Rings (Optional)
- Ceramic Cup with Water
Step 1 Take one metal sheet in gold tone. Cut sheet in half using the metal shears. Draw one 2" diameter circle on each half of the sheet.
Step 2 Take the first half of the sheet from Step 1 and cut out the circle shape using the jewelers saw and blade. This will yield one 2" diameter circle that will now be called "solid circle" throughout the instructions.
Step 3 Take the second of the sheets from Step 1 and draw a 1½" diameter circle inside the existing circle. Punch a hole in the middle of the smaller circle. Take a saw, secure one end on the top screw, insert the opposite blade end through the punched out hole, then secure blade end on the bottom screw of saw. Cut perpendicular until the 1½" circle line is reached then follow the mark to cut out the 1½" circle. Remove blade.
Step 4 Repeat Step 2 using the cut-out sheet from Step 3. This will yield one 2" diameter circle with a 1½" diameter center hole and will now be called "punched out circle" throughout the instructions.
Step 5 Take Metal Blank Assortment and Clock Metal Blank Assortment then layer on the solid circle until the desired layering of metal blanks is in place. Mark down the middle holes of circle metal blanks and their location on the solid circle. Punch out holes on mark and rivet on mark using the smaller rivets.
Step 6 Take the punched out circle and create two direct opposite holes on the circle using the power punch tool.
Step 7 Take the punched out circle and place directly on top of the solid circle; using the two opposite holes on the punched out circle as a guide, create two opposite holes on the solid circle.
Step 8 Rivet solid circle to the punched out circle on the aligned holes created.
Optional: In this project, the adjustable rings were cut and filed to length slightly less than the large rivet length and placed between the solid circle and punched out circle before riveting together to give more depth to piece. You may also use solid bead metal bead tubes, layer flattened jump rings or layer small circles for this purpose.
Step 9 Using the disc cutter and copper sheet, punch out two circles in ½" size diameter each. Punch out a large hole between two ½" circles using the power punch tool. Place both circles on charcoal block and fire up the circles with the torch to anneal. Quench circles in water.
Step 10 Using circles prepared in Step 9, take the first circle, place on the dapping block and hammer down to create a slight concave shape. Repeat on second circle.
Step 11 Take a 24" leather cord and slide through the pendant until the pendant is placed in the middle of the cord. Insert two concave circles through the two ends of the leather cord. Make a wire coil using the 16 ga. round wire directly on top of the concave circles to secure.