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Patterned Wire Earrings Tutorial

Patterned Wire Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue   Designer TipsMeasure, mark and cut patterned wire to desired length.File ends smooth with slightly rounded corners, so the wire pieces match the curve of the disks.Use nylon hammer and metal block to flatten pieces if needed.Mark locations for rivet and eyelets on wire, and punch holes. Rivet size is 1/16" and eyelet size is 3/32".Use these hole locations, to mark hole locations on the disks. Punch holes.Optional: Antique if desired before assembling!Match up …
Sep 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Cities in Bloom Bracelet Tutorial

Cities in Bloom Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRueDesigner TipsUse a permanent marker to draw a few clouds in the sky, and tufts of grass on the ground. (After etching, I thought my tufts of grass looked more like a cityscape, so you may want to use an extra-fine-point Sharpie® for some of the grass.) The lines that look like rain were not drawn; they are simply a result of the ferric chloride etching process.Carefully and thoroughly mask the edges and back of the bracelet with masking tape, duct tape or Sharpie, to …
May 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Copper & Purple Love - Bracelet Tutorial

Copper & Purple Love - Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRueDesigner Tips Set link on leather bracelet, and use a sharp pencil, or fine-point non-smudging marker, to make a dot at each spot to punch.Rotate leather hole punch to smallest setting, and carefully punch holes.Click into the rivet below, and follow the steps in the "more details" section for setting these 2-part rivets.Optional: Use bracelet-bending pliers to gently shape the link into a smooth wrist-shaped arc.For more information about riveting, download and pri …
Jan 25th 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Metallo Elemento Bracelet Tutorial

Metallo Elemento Bracelet Tutorial

 Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue Designer Tips For a small wrist (shown), cut 2 pieces of leather each 5" long. For a standard men's bracelet, cut 2 pieces each 6" long. or measure the wrist size you want, add 4" (for the riveted overlap portions), and divide in half.Adjust rotary punch to 2.5mm.Wrap one end of the leather strap around the centerpiece, overlapping leather by approximately 1". This gives you room to safely set the rivet without hitting the gemstone or crystal centerp …
Jan 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Fly Bee! Bracelet Tutorial

Fly Bee! Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRueDesigner TipsPunch 1/16" holes in the bracelet where you want to place the rivets.Run the first rivet through the leather, place a washer on it, and use a fine-point Sharpie to mark a line on the rivet shaft about 1mm past the washer.Use heavy-duty flush cutters (or a jewelers saw) to cut at this line. Be sure to cut nice and flat (parallel with the rivet head). File flat if necessary.Place the bracelet rivet-head-down on the rubber side of a steel/rubber bench block …
Jan 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue