Dapping Project Demo
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Dapping Project Demo

Learn dapping techniques with this simple project designed by Melissa Manks.
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Bead Landing™ Earring Blanks – Circles
  • Bead Landing™ Findings Mix – Silver
  • Bead Landing™ Wood Dapping Block/Dowel
  • Punch
  • Bead Landing™ Ball Peen Hammer
  • Bead Landing™ Pliers Set, Mini
  • Bead Landing™ Glass Seed Beads – White

Project Instructions

Take one metal blank circle and place in recess of the wooden dapping block.

Note: You want to place blank circle in a slightly larger recess than the earring blank itself.

Position dowel punch over the top of the metal and using the flat side of the ball peen hammer, strike the dowel evenly across the metal blank to shape the metal. Remove from the wooden block.

Take one head pin from the pack. Using the round nose pliers, bend the head pin at a 45° angle. Insert the bead onto the head pin. Using the side cutters, trim the edge to about ¼". Using the round nose pliers, make a simple loop to secure the bead. Repeat two more times.

Using the chain nose pliers, attach the three beads from third step to the existing holes on the earring using jump rings.

Add an ear wire to the top of the earring using the chain nose pliers.

Repeat steps with the other earring blank.