Dapping Textured Earrings Demo
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Dapping Textured Earrings Demo

Dapping allows you to mix and match metals in your jewelry like these gold and silver earrings.
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bench – Silver Steel
  • Wooden Dapping Block
  • Ball Peen Hammer, 4 oz.
  • Textured Hammer
  • Long Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Circle Blanks
  • Safety Goggles
  • Earring Wire Fish Hooks
  • Jump Rings, 7mm – Silver
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Hold the large circle with long nose pliers and place on the steel block. Use the round side of your ball-peen hammer and hammer a texture onto your circle form. Make sure to hold your hammer towards the back of the handle to get the best control.

Repeat to make two pieces.

Step 2 (Optional) Dapped forms take on a bit of a concave look. To flatten your circle forms, hold each circle with your long nose pliers and hammer flat with the flat side of your ball peen hammer.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 using the textured hammer and small circle forms.

Step 4 Make small circles into concave shapes by placing each (one at a time), onto a wooden dapping block. Use the round part of ball peen hammer to shape circles into a slightly concave form.

Step 5 Lightly open a jump ring with chain nose pliers. Thread the jump ring through the large dapped circle and the small dapped circle. Next attach the wire fish hook.

Step 6 Close jump ring using the round and flat nose pliers. Move sets of pliers in opposite directions to secure closure.

Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to complete your second earring.

Tips

Always wear safety goggles before handling dapping tools.