Fold Formed Patina Cuff
Dapping is a great way to make your own metal jewelry pieces. This cuff looks like an expensive designer piece that you can make on your own.
Designed by Mary Feliciano
- Bead Landing™ Steel Bench Block
- Bead Landing™ Ball Peen Hammer
- Bead Landing™ Steel Hole Punch
- Bead Landing™ Sheet, 24 ga. – Copper
- Bead Landing™ Sheet, 34 ga. – Patina
- Bead Landing™ Metal Shears
- Bead Landing™ Forming Pliers
- Bead Landing™ Rivet Mix
- Bead Landing™ Long Nose Pliers
- Sandpaper (or Metal Files)
- Center Punch
Cut one copper sheet to 6"x2½" size.
Take one patina sheet. Working from the 6" side of the sheet, measure one inch from one end and fold sheet on mark. Hammer down the fold using the flat end of the ball peen hammer on a steel bench block. Unfold the sheet and hammer down the folded crease using the ball end of the ball peen hammer. Measure ¾" from the first fold and repeat fold hammer process on mark. Measure ¾" from the second fold and repeat fold hammer process. There should now be three hammered folds. Cut folded part of patina sheet to 6"x1¾" size using the metal shears.
File down all sharp edges of cut sheets using either sandpaper or metal files.
Shape cut sheets to two cuffs with the forming pliers.
Place the patina cuff on the top middle-most part of the copper cuff.
Punch out two holes in the middle part on one end of two cuffs, each ½ inch apart. Repeat to make two more holes on the opposite end of cuffs.
Rivet cuffs together by inserting one rivet through the first hole of copper and patina cuffs, then hammer down rivet to secure connections. Repeat on the next three holes of cuffs.