Mixed Metal Embossed Necklace
Margaret (or Margie) Pankhurst is one of Michaels Jewelry Designers. You'll see lots of her amazing work in the Bead Landing™ projects on Michaels.com. Margaret is an artist and designer in many mediums and particularly enjoys working in clay. You can find some of her work on - Pankhurstpottery.etsy.com. Since creating is Margaret’s daily activity, her hobbies include lots of biking and hiking so she can eat all the baking she loves to do.
"I love metal working and I wanted to use all the great textures and tools that we have in Dapping."
- Bead Landing™ Chain
- Bead Landing™ Bead Cones
- Bead Landing™ Stamping Metal Sheets
- Bead Landing™ 16 Gauge Dead Soft Wire
- Lobster Claw
- Bead Landing™ Jump Rings
- Head pins
- Earring wire
- Chain cutters
- Dapping Block
- Metal Cutting Shears
- Sand Paper- 280 Grit
- Fine Point Sharpie® Marker
- Card Stock Paper
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Jewelry Dapping Hammer
- Steel Hole Punch
Draw the pattern onto the card stock paper. Cut out with scissors.
Trace the pattern onto the metal with the sharpie marker and carefully cut out the shapes with the metal cutting shears.
If the shape is slightly warped from the cutting. Place it on a dapping block and lightly hammer to flatten them.
Sand the edges and corners of each piece with the sand paper to make sure there are no sharp edges. Rounding the corners.
There should be 9 pieces in graduated lengths.
Use the round nose pliers to round and fold over the tabs on the ends of each piece.
Cut a piece of chain the desired length.
Insert a head pin into the ends of the chain and bend so that it is like a hook.
Feed the bead cone onto the head pin and make a wrapped loop using the remaining wire.
Continue folding the metal over so that the tab forms a loop
Continue adding all remaining pieces in order .
Add a jump ring and lobster claw to the ends of the chain.